Vitech President David Long Inducted as President of INCOSE at International Workshop

BLACKSBURG, Va. - March 3, 2014 - PRLog -- BLACKSBURG, Va., March 3, 2014 - Vitech Corporation ( announced last month that Vitech President David Long was officially installed as the President of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) for the 2014-2016 term. The ceremony took place at the 2014 INCOSE International Workshop (IW) and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Workshop in Torrance, California. Long, along with all other new officers, officially accepted his position at the start of the MBSE Workshop on Saturday, January 25, where he delivered his first address as INCOSE President.

In his address, Long said, "In this age of systems challenges, it is an exciting time to be a systems engineer. It is the job of INCOSE and its members to ensure technology is applied correctly, that value is delivered to customers and that we change the world to be a better place. I look forward to this opportunity to rise to the challenge.”

Long announced that during his term as INCOSE President, he plans to focus on five areas in order to further INCOSE’s mission over the next two years:

•  Maximize the value that the INCOSE chapters provide to existing members –  locally and across the entire organization

•   Advance the state and practice of systems engineering, not only as the creators of knowledge but also as the brokers and communicators

•  Increase awareness of systems engineering and communicate the value to our management, customers, stakeholders and beyond

•  Strengthen the organizational infrastructure to empower and amplify the contributions of our passionate volunteers

•  Grow globally, around the world and across domains of practices

About David Long

David Long founded Vitech Corporation in 1992 where he developed and commercialized CORE® (, a leading systems engineering software environment used around the world. For over 20 years, he has focused on enabling, applying and advancing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to help transform the state of the systems engineering practice. He has played a key technical and management role in refining and extending MBSE to expand the analysis and communication toolkit available to systems practitioners.

Long is also co-author of the book “A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering (,” which spreads the fundamental concepts of this key approach to modern challenges. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, as well as a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.


The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. Its mission is to share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the planet.

About Vitech Corporation

In business since 1992, Vitech Corporation provides systems engineering solutions including software, services, training and support for global customers with diverse applications. Headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, the company has satellite offices across the United States, and global business partners in Australia, Korea and South Africa.

Vitech Corporation is best-known for software solutions integrating requirements management, system architecture, and model simulation to bring clarity to complex designs, including the CORE® ( and GENESYS™ ( product lines.

Vitech maintains industry affiliations with the International Council on Systems Engineering ( (INCOSE), the National Defense Industrial Association ( (NDIA), and the Systems Engineering Society of Australia ( (SESA).

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