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Leadership Background

Leadership Background

Russell E. Jamerson

Co-founder, Kinesix Corporation (dba Kinesix Software)
Board of Director’s Chair & Chief Executive Officer

 Starting with Kinesix Corporation in the very beginning in 1996, Russ was appointed by the Kinesix board of directors as President and CEO of the company in January 2003. Jamerson has been in commercial software development for the vast majority of his 30-year career and has a strong technical background, as well as experience in sales, marketing and operations.

Russ also started Xtensible Technologies, Inc. (XTI) as well in 2001 to address the need for intuitive, visual, drag-and-drop software tools for managing XML technologies and transformations extending to the use of XAML. 

Prior to Kinesix and XTI, Russ worked at Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX) for the Space Shuttle Ascent Flight Design group at Rockwell Space Operations (later became United Space Alliance). Key areas of involvement included multi-team analysis of flight procedures and flight control scenarios for shuttle contingency abort scenarios. Russ’ team would then train the astronauts on related flight control software changes, including participation in shuttle use of the full motion simulator to “fly” the new scenarios.

Russ spent additional time at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA during his graduate work at Georgia Tech. His work there involved implementing a software prototype for automated flight control for rotary wing aircraft.  The project produced an application, based on a real-time algorithm utilizing input from a “single” camera to avoid obstacles while flying at extremely low altitudes (aka “nap of the earth” flight).

Along with the work at NASA Ames, at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA), while pursuing his Master’s of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering (specializing in control theory), Russ’s thesis project involved analysis and modeling of F/A 18 aircraft. This research team produced an advanced, non-linear model of the aircraft for testing advanced light maneuvers & control automation via simulation.

Jamerson is a member of International Society of Automation (ISA) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has a published articles in various process control and aerospace magazines.