AFuzion Incorporated’s CEO and Avionics Certification Manager
Holding a BSEE and MBA from Gonzaga, and a Masters in Computer Engineering from USC (Hughes Fellow). Mr. Hilderman was previously the founder of TekSci (the world’s largest avionics software services company), HighRely, and Afuzion – performing technical avionics software / certification development at all companies. Mr. Hilderman has focused on safety-critical avionics software, systems, hardware development and related technical products for 25 years. Considered an expert on safety critical software/computer systems and certification, Mr. Hilderman has consulted with ninety five of the world’s one hundred largest aerospace companies plus numerous medical, industrial and telecommunications entities Mr. Hilderman has trained over 9,000 avionics engineers and managers in 40 countries on DO-178B, DO-178C, DO-254, DO-200A, DO-297, and safety/software development. Mr. Hilderman also invented and developed the first avionics commercial gap analysis for DO-178 and DO-254, and mentored over 75 avionics companies in establishing cost-effective development for avionics, medical devices, and transportation projects.
Mr. Hilderman is the principal author of dozens of technical whitepapers and avionics DO-XXX training protocols, plus the world’s best-selling book on avionics development/certification, published by Avionics Communications and titled “Avionics Certification – A Complete Guide To DO-178B & DO-254”; all royalties are donated to the Boy Scouts of America where Mr. Hilderman and two of his sons are Eagle Scouts. Mr. Hilderman will soon be publishing his next book to be titled “The Avionics Development Ecosystem” published by Afuzion Press.