Bristol (England) – June 4 2013 — Test and Verification Solutions (TVS) announced today that it has appointed Jim Thomas to lead their software testing services and products in Europe.

Jim has over thirty years of experience in the software industry with a focus on high integrity software development. He has been responsible for the successful delivery of complex software-based systems, which were typically mission or business critical, to both private and public sector clients across a range of sectors including aerospace and defence, transportation, financial and telecoms. He has worked to software safety, quality and information security standards, and has an in-depth understanding of the importance of testing in software development and devising effective test strategies to deliver reliable software. Jim was previously a Board Director and the Chief Technology Officer at IPL, one of the UK’s largest independent software development and technical consulting services companies. He was responsible for the development of their first reusable software test harness which was the forerunner of their highly successful commercial testing tools, Cantata and Adatest.

Mike Bartley, CEO of TVS, commented “Jim brings a wealth of talent, knowledge and experience to our software testing capability. With over 80 engineers working across Europe and Asia, TVS has demonstrated our ability to build large teams to help companies with the testing of their products. Jim’s appointment recognises our growth aspirations for software testing in Europe.”

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