Christopher J. Kappler, Ph.D
Chief Executive Officer
Christopher is responsible for technical strategy and management at Achilles Test Systems. Immediately prior to founding Achilles Test Systems, Christopher worked at Cisco Systems and was the lead architect of the QoS Engine used in Cisco's Quantum Flow Processor. He was instrumental in its conception, architecture, development and successful release. Prior to this, Christopher led an architectural group at Hammerhead Networks which was acquired by Cisco in 2002. Since 1992, he has worked on ASIC, EDA, and embedded software projects at companies such as C-Port, Meta Systems, Mitsubishi, UB Networks and Sun Labs. Christopher has a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Computer Systems Engineering, where he was a GAANN Fellow. His MS and BS degrees are also from Syracuse.
Gregory S. Goss
Chief Operating Officer
Gregory brings 20 years of experience leading and contributing to technology based companies. He began his career at Data General and designed multiple FPGA, ASIC, and electronic circuitry used in high-end computer systems. In 1994, Greg moved to the networking industry and brought his design experience to help companies such as Cascade, Ascend, Lucent, Hammerhead, and Cisco Systems architect, develop and successfully bring to market leading-edge network products. Greg has his MSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his BSEE from the University of Massachusetts.
Andrew T. Hebb
Vice President of Business Development
Member Board of Directors
Andrew brings more than 25 years of experience in electronics systems development to Achilles. Andrew comes from Cisco Systems, where he led a high performing team which developed ASIC and FPGA based products, as well as Cisco Pioneer award winning technology that became standardized as DOCSIS 3.0. Andrew co-founded and served as Director of Hardware for Hammerhead Networks which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2002. Prior to Hammerhead Andy rose to become Consulting Engineer for Lucent Technologies / Ascend Communications / Cascade Communications, developing ATM and IP based solutions for the Service Provider market. Prior to this Andy was a Member of the Technical Staff at GTE Government Systems, where he designed military communications equipment and ASICs for a wide variety of applications. Andy received a BSEE with High Distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and holds 10 patents.
Ian J. Katz
Ian's responsibilities include the development of software and web applications. Prior to his work with Achilles Test Systems, Ian worked for the UNH Interoperability Laboratory where he developed an extensive database-driven automated testing system, as well as numerous web applications and services. His excellent work earned him the UNH-IOL Star Award in 2005 and again in 2008. He has also worked for the Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute, Docutron Systems (now Treeno Software), and Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory. He has a BS in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire.
Laurence G. Walker, Ph.D
Member of Board of Directors
Laurence brings an incredible wealth of executive level experience. Laurence co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of C-Port Corporation, a pioneer in the network processor industry, which was acquired by Motorola in 2000. Following the acquisition, Laurence served as Vice President of Strategy for Motorola's Network and Computing Systems Group and then as Vice President and General Manager of the Network and Computing Systems Group until 2002. Previously, Mr Walker served as Chief Executive Officer of CertCo, a digital certification supplier. Prior to this, Laurence served Digital Equipment Corporation for 15 years and held various executive and management roles. Laurence currently serves as a director of Silicon Laboratories, a leading designer of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits, and as a director of Autocell Networks, Ciclon Semiconductors, Mintera Corporation, and ColdStor Data. Laurence holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Princeton University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.