Verocel Announces Executive Leadership Changes

CEO George Romanski to join FAA; Jim Chelini to assume position, along with expanded responsibilities announced for other roles

​​ Verocel today announced that Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer George Romanski will be leaving the company effective September 15, 2017 for a role with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer Jim Chelini will assume Romanski’s duties. Additionally, the company announced expanded executive roles aimed at driving Verocel’s continued growth as a leading provider of software development and verification services for the safety-critical software industry.

Romanski will join the Federal Aviation Administration as Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor (CSTA) for Aircraft Computer Software. In this role he will track developments, and identify techniques, standards, and research results that are required to provide a high-level of assurance of these human-rated software systems.

“George’s leadership and vision during the past 18 years as the co-founder of Verocel have been key in our dramatic growth from a two-person firm to a successful and respected multi-national company," said Chelini. "We wish George the best in the next phase of his career; George will be a great resource for many of our customers and the industry in dealing with future certification challenges.”

"I am sincerely grateful for the support I have received from all of our employees, our customers, and government regulators in the US and Europe,” added Romanski. “I look forward to helping the entire aviation industry as it addresses adoption of new technology and new challenges in aircraft computer software.”

Expanded Roles for Leadership Team, Active Industry Influence  

Verocel has announced other changes to the leadership team. Nicola Barry assumes the role of vice president, quality. An eight-year veteran of the company, Barry was most recently director of quality. Vice President of Business Development Joseph Wlad expands his role with global marketing and sales responsibilities. Tom Iwaszkiewicz adds the role of vice president of engineering while continuing his 16-years at the helm of Verocel’s office in Poland. These leadership moves are intended to sharpen Verocel’s focus on continued growth and improved quality.

Since 1999 Verocel has been active in numerous industry committees that help define certification guidance for airborne software and hardware. These include RTCA SC-205, the committee that produced RTCA/DO-178C, ARINC653, which defines the software interface for partitioned avionics as well as other standards. More recently, Verocel is a member of an FAA-sponsored committee dedicated to streamlining the certification process for airborne equipment that seeks to reduce undue burdens on designers and manufacturers.

“Our executive bench strength and highly regarded industry influence, coupled with our robust tools and processes, position Verocel for ongoing growth,” commented Chelini.  “We will continue to serve our growing list of marquee customers with safety-critical solutions that help accelerate their software development life cycle and advance the industry.”

About Verocel

Verocel ( provides expertise and services for software development and verification in the safety-critical software industry. With a strong presence in the U.S. and in Europe, Verocel has extensive experience providing safety-critical software tools and services in the aerospace, automotive, rail, and industrial systems markets. 

Verocel’s solution suite includes Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools and services for the development and review of software lifecycle data including software plans and standards, software requirements and test development, software structural coverage analyses and life cycle data traceability. 


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