Vince Socci is chief engineer and founder of On Target Technology Development, where he provides hardware, software and systems engineering design services for high-reliability power and control systems. He has over 25 years experience developing processor-based electronic controller applications for safety-critical systems, power drives, signal processing, avionics, biomedical, radar, power and communications platforms. He consults for major aerospace companies throughout the world. He serves as an expert witness in high-reliability electronics systems cases. Socci holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering, an MBA in technology management, a Master of Divinity in Chaplaincy, and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling. He was awarded the Boeing Golden Eagle Award, Lockheed Martin Tradition of Excellence Award, and several industry recognition and achievement awards. He holds a patent and has published and presented technical papers at a variety of conferences. He serves as a public service leader, youth sports coach, Boy Scout leader and a church pastor.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities (S’89-M’92-SM’05)
• Currently serving on IEEE Board of Directors and IEEE-USA Board of Directors.
• Serves as IEEE Region 1 Director (2014-2015), Director-Elect (2012-2013).
• Served varied IEEE volunteer roles in region, section, society, MGA and IEEE-USA positions, and maintains intimate relationships with IEEE membership, the public, other organizations and diverse communities on a global scale.
• Continual service as active leader in the Binghamton AESS Chapter since 2004.
• Proven business acumen, leadership experience and ability to exercise sound judgments in matters related to the current and long-term objectives of the IEEE.
• Demonstrated ability to recruit and motivate IEEE volunteers; negotiate compromise and resolve differences; maintain positive working relationships and set direction.
• Successful, effective experience developing strategic plans, financial budgets, government compliance artifacts and IEEE organization projects.
• Dedicated, innovative and committed service to the IEEE organization and its members over many years to meet a variety of needs.
• Revitalized Sections and Chapters by focusing on two objectives: increase volunteer involvement and increase technical and educational activities.
• Drove technical growth by founding Binghamton’s Communications Chapter, co-founding the Power Engineering Chapter, and rejuvenating the Aerospace and Electronic Systems and Computer Chapters.
• Socci serves on IEEE-USA policy CTAP, Energy, and MTP committees and advocated the bill for the “E2 for Innovation Act” throughout Congress.
• Socci organizes/presents at industry conferences related to AESS objectives.