Former U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Archie R. Clemins, USN (Ret.) Joins the Thinklogical Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board
MILFORD, Conn., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinklogical LLC, the worldwide leader in secure, high performance extension and switching systems for video-rich big data computing environments, announced today that Adm. Archie R. Clemins, U.S. Navy (Ret.), the former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has joined the Thinklogical Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board.
The purpose of the Thinklogical Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board is to foster solution innovation while deepening the company's global relationship with government, military, intelligence and homeland security customers.
"I'm a firm believer in leveraging private sector technologies to solve complex government challenges, and this aligns closely with Thinklogical's strategic direction and product focus," said Clemins. "I'm looking forward to working with the Thinklogical team to enhance their portfolio of solutions, and to helping the defense and intelligence communities better understand the value of Thinklogical's powerful offerings."
Thinklogical's fiber-optic-based KVM, audio, video and peripheral signal extension and switching systems are used in secure visual computing environments in defense and intelligence, including command and control, C4ISR, simulation, and other applications. The company's patented and accredited technology enables multi-domain isolation and control of key computing resources and their associated networks, while empowering rich collaboration capabilities across authorized functional groups and organizations.
"Archie Clemins is known as a visionary in the use of information technology to enhance security and improve mission outcomes in defense and military applications," said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. "His strategic foresight and guidance will be invaluable to Thinklogical as we expand the market footprint of our secure solutions for managing video-rich big data in the defense and intelligence communities."
With his appointment, Clemins becomes the fifth member of the Thinklogical Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board, joining Arthur L. Money, Chairman of the United States National Security Agency (NSA) Technology Advisory Board, Peter Marino, Chairman of the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Advisory Group, former USAF Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz (ret.), and former NATO Supreme Commander Adm. James Stavridis, USN (ret.).
About Adm. Archie Clemins
Adm. Clemins had a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy. Sea duty assignments included tours on various submarines of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, including Command of USS Pogy (SSN-647). He commanded Submarine Group Seven and the Seventh Fleet Submarine Force, served as Chief of Staff, U.S. Seventh Fleet, and Commanded Training Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
He was Deputy and Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and then served as Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet. From 1996–99, as Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, he oversaw 190 ships, 1,400 aircraft, and 230,000 personnel deployed in an area comprising 100 million square miles.
He is responsible for the vision and implementation of a secure network to integrate the U.S. Navy's information systems on land and sea and became known as the "father" of high technology in the U.S. Navy. He led the implementation of a multimillion dollar program called Information Technology for the 21st Century, IT-21.
Adm. Clemins holds the highest rank attainable in the U.S. Navy, that of four-star admiral. In addition to several personal awards, Admiral Clemins and the men and women he served with were awarded two Presidential Unit Commendations, three Navy Unit Commendations, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Clemins currently is the president of Caribou Technologies, Inc., in Boise, Idaho, his own international consulting firm, which specializes in moving commercial technology to the government sector. He serves on public, private and non-profit boards of primarily technology companies. Clemins is a venture partner with Highway 12 Ventures, where he serves on advisory boards of several promising entrepreneurial companies.
Archie Clemins received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana campus). He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Illinois and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and switching solutions used in video-rich big data computing environments. Thinklogical offers the only fiber optic KVM matrix switches and routers in the world that are accredited to The Common Criteria, EAL4 and TEMPEST. Government, entertainment, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical's products and solutions for security, high performance, continuous operation and ease of integration. Thinklogical products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
Thinklogical is headquartered in Milford, Connecticut and is privately held by Riverside Partners, LLC, Boston, MA (http://www.riversidepartners.com). For more information about Thinklogical products and services, please visit www.thinklogical.com.
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