President & CEO, ReliaSoft Corporation
Pantelis Vassiliou founded ReliaSoft in 1992 while in the Ph.D. program in Reliability Engineering at the University of Arizona. Over the past two decades, he has overseen the research and development of new tools, theories and approaches for advancing reliability methodologies, and he has personally taught, lectured and/or acted as a consultant for thousands of reliability engineers and hundreds of companies in over forty countries. This broad exposure, and exclusive inside access into how companies apply reliability engineering, led him to a seven-year pursuit of a better way to implement a Design for Reliability program that synthesizes activities into a continuous self-improving process. The culmination of this pursuit was both the formulation of the new DFR process and the creation of the Synthesis Platform that provides the IT infrastructure, framework and tools needed to successfully implement the process.