STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan, December 1, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –RAVE computer, leader in the development of specialized IT solutions, today announced its intention to initiate the official certification process to establish RAVE Computer as a certified woman-owned company. This announcement is made during I / ITSEC 2021, the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training event. The controlling stake in RAVE Computer was sold to Stacey Ferguson as part of the succession plan for RAVE to continue as a small private company in the future.
Founded in 1988, RAVE Computer was co-founded by Rick Darter, a pioneer in the hardware integration industry. Rick will remain CEO of RAVE Computer.
âI am excited about the transfer of my shares to Stacey Ferguson, who has served as President of RAVE for the past three years. This allows RAVE to continue as a small, private company and upholds our core values ââand our team – whose commitment has been critical to our success over the past 33 years, ” noted Rick Darter, CEO, RAVE Computer. âStacey’s extensive experience in small business leadership, finance, operations and information security adds strength to RAVE’s capabilities that will ultimately help our organization thrive as we move forward into the future. “
Stacey joined RAVE Computer in 2018 and brings over 15 years of experience developing and executing strategies across all organizational areas which has resulted in improved profit margins, process efficiency, growth of business and market expansion. Prior to joining RAVE Computer, Stacey was the owner and member of the management team of a private information security services company in the greater Detroit area. She uses her experience and understanding of IT services and cybersecurity to support RAVE’s future growth. Stacey attended the University of Michigan and Oakland University, where she earned degrees in Corporate Finance and Applied Business Technology with honors.
“It is an incredible honor to be chosen to continue the RAVE legacy that Rick began over 33 years ago. It is a privilege to be part of such an incredible team that exemplifies the values ââof innovation. , excellence, integrity, loyalty and service by providing optimized compute solutions specifically designed for the training and simulation community. I am excited about what the future holds and the innovations to come. to come “, noted Stacey Ferguson, President, RAVE Computer. “I am eternally grateful to Rick for his continued leadership, and to the entire RAVE team, our customers and partners for their unwavering trust.”
A certification of women-owned small businesses will allow RAVE to participate in set-aside markets for industries and sectors designated in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), while enrolling in multiple bases data such as the Ministry of Defense attribution management system (SAM).
Stacey is one of the three shareholders of RAVE Computer. To learn more about the entire RAVE management team, visit https://www.rave.com/why-rave/#MeetOurTeam.
See the RAVE computer in action at I / ITSEC 2021
RAVE Computer exhibits at I / ITSEC from November 29 to December 3 on booth 3018. RAVE Computer will present a collaborative virtual battle simulation in real time at I / ITSEC 2021. The solution presented is the result of a collaboration between RAVE Computer, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., Varjo and Real-Time Innovations (RTI). It will include RAVE’s RenderBEAST compute, the Varjo XR-3 HMD, Kratos’ immersive combat simulation content, and RTI’s 5G communications technology.
Participants can also personally experience RAVE Computer’s innovative three-screen computing in combination with the new Aero HMD from Varjo. Register for personal demonstrations at the RAVE Computer booth at: https://calendly.com/ravecomputer.
To learn more about RAVE products and the full list of I / ITSEC activities, visit https://www.rave.com/itsec.
Point of need training
For more than 30 years, RAVE has been a trusted advisor to the federal intelligence, defense and commerce sectors, delivering cutting-edge computing hardware solutions optimized for high-fidelity training and simulation experiences. RAVE computing solutions offer customers the option to train in traditional physical simulators, or also use more portable approaches that leverage HMD technologies that deliver a realistic and immersive VR / XR environment while saving up to $ 90 % on training costs. RAVE has extensive experience in modifying systems to meet the environments in which they will operate, allowing clients to train where they need to be and move complex training into a realistic immersive environment. RAVE’s training and simulation offerings include hardware for Image Generators, Master Combat Controllers, GPU-hungry applications, After-Action Review, Basic Skills Trainer, Tabletop Trainer, instructor operator position, field database, creation, recording and development of content.
About I / ITSEC
The Inter-Service / Industry Training, Simulation and Education (I / ITSEC) Conference is the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training event. Held around the beginning of December in Orlando, Florida, USA, I / ITSEC consists of presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a trade showroom, a serious game contests and STEM events for teachers and high school students. . I / ITSEC is organized and sponsored by the National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA), which promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, l analysis and related disciplines at this annual meeting. The NTSA is an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Thus, I / ITSEC also emphasizes themes related to defense and security.
About the RAVE computer
For over 30 years, RAVE Computer has specialized in IT integration, with experience tuning performance and modifying systems to meet the environments in which they will operate. RAVE Computer’s close relationships with technology OEMs give them quick access to the most advanced technological components. They leverage this expertise to deliver a unique consulting experience to their clients. RAVE Computer is a trusted advisor to government agencies and global brands, helping define upstream requirements to reduce costs and issues throughout the solution lifecycle. They assist customers in product selection, life cycle management, decisions regarding performance, size, weight, power, acoustics, thermals, COTS ruggedness, etc. Whether customers need a standard product or a bespoke solution, RAVE Computer explores specific customer goals and challenges to identify the best IT balancing solution.
For more information, contact RAVE Computer at [email protected] or call (800) 966-7283. RAVE Computer engineers and account teams are eager to discover their customers’ vision and create a solution optimized to power the possible. Stay connected to the latest RAVE Computer news, views and announcements by visiting http://www.rave.com/ and by following RAVE Computer on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/107260.
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