Vincent Socci

Vincent Socci

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Vince Socci is CTO of On Target Motion, and engineering consulting firm that solves technical and business challenges in safety-critical industries. He also works with National Instruments as the consulting subject matter expert in electric vehicle applications. He provides business and technical support for customers in automotive, off-highway, and rail validation applications, with emphasis in electric vehicles, ADAS, and body/chassis systems. With 30 years of experience in aerospace, automotive, rail, marine, unmanned systems, power electronics, and medical systems, he has engineered systems in the most complex applications. His specialized areas of interest are embedded controls, real-time test, and systems engineering for vehicle-based applications.
In the early 90’s, Socci designed the first electronics for the Cummins B-series diesel engine, which are still in use today. In the mid-90’s, he developed power controllers for GE locomotives. Late-90’s into 2000’s, he led the development of the HybriDrive HEV powertrain, which was used on various platforms from commercial buses to taxis to military trucks. Through the 2000’s into 2010’s, he led the development of aero and auto vehicle control systems for power, communications, fueling, radar, motor controls, and unmanned systems. He was the Director of Large Transport Fuel Systems for Parker Aerospace, leading the development of the A350XWB and A320 aircraft to first flight. For the last 6 years, Socci focused on advanced validation systems for automotive powertrain, body/chassis, and autonomous applications. He is currently developing simulation/emulation architectures, products, and workflows to solve automotive product development challenges.
He holds a BS in electrical engineering, MS in electrical engineering and MBA in technology management. Socci has served on the Board of Director and governing boards of several professional societies, including IEEE, SAE, and PMI. His IEEE involvement includes board of directors, educational activities, finance committee, region/section/chapter leadership, society AdCom, standards liaison, and various conference and committee roles.
Connect with Vince Socci at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vsocci or at www.ontargetmotion.com.