PICMG Election Expands an Experienced Team

For immediate release.    Wakefield, MA —  Feb 4, 2019   PICMG, a not-for-profit 501(c) consortium of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open specifications held it’s bi-annual election for officers.   The group welcomes two new officers and says goodbye to a longtime asset to the PICMG organization.

The President Jess Isquith, Chief Technical Officer Doug Sandy, and Vice President of Marketing Justin Moll were all re-elected for the 2019-2021 term.  Michael Munroe, who served for 18 years as the Treasury/Secretary, is retiring.   Dylan Lang from Samtec will now assume the Treasury role.  Mr. Lang is a member of Samtec’s Standards Team, expanding the company’s participation in industry standards as well as product development definition.  Valerie Andrew from Elma Electronic will serve as Secretary.   Ms. Andrew has over 20 years of experience in the embedded computing industry and has been active in PICMG and other open standards organizations.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dylan and Valerie to the PICMG leadership team”, said Jess Isquith, President of PICMG. “These two new officers bring fresh ideas, expertise and a shared commitment to open standards and the importance of collaboration”.

The PICMG team looks forward to expanding and improving on its group of open specifications for the embedded computing industry.  With a diverse range of specifications, the markets served include industrial automation/IIoT, military/aerospace, medical, high energy physics, energy, gaming, telecommunications, railway, test/measurement, and UAV/drones.


PICMG is a not-for-profit 501(c) consortium of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open standards for high performance industrial, military/aerospace, telecommunications, test/measurement, medical, and general purpose embedded computing applications.

There are over 150 member companies that specialize in a wide range of technical disciplines, including mechanical and thermal design, single board computer design, very high-speed signaling design and analysis, networking expertise, backplane, and packaging design, power management, High Availability software, and comprehensive system management.

Founded in 1994, PICMG’s original mission was to extend the PCI standard to non-desktop applications. The formal name of the organization is the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group.

Key standards families developed by PICMG include CompactPCI®, AdvancedTCA®, MicroTCA®, AdvancedMC®, CompactPCI® SerialCOM Express®, SHB Express®, and HPM (Hardware Platform Management).