Induction: July 2015
Tom Hall spent numerous years in the VMEbus COTS industry selling and marketing military-spec VMEbus computer products to leading defense contractors and government departments throughout the world. He was a leading force in the development of technologies and major market segments while working at Plessey Microsystems, Radstone Technology, PEP Modular Computers, and Thales Computers.
Tom was responsible for the operation and major sales of Radstone Technology’s military products division. He also was president and CEO of PEP Modular Computers in Pittsburgh, where he was responsible for restructuring the German-based company’s U.S. operation. Tom later became the president and CEO of Thales Computers in Raleigh, North Carolina, a supplier of PowerPC and Pentium-based VME computing hardware, software, and system solutions.
- 1985: Tom promoted DIN connectors for defense applications.
- Started and shepherded the 1101.2 IEEE specification (conduction cooling) while working at Radstone Technology.
- 1997 to 2000: Member of VITA Board of Directors representing PEP Modular Computers.