Monday, February 23, 2015

For Immediate Release

MITS Welcomes Two New Board Members

Official Logo - Smaller Size, No BGThe Museum Institute for Teaching Science is pleased to welcome David Remsen and Beverly Schultz to its Board of Directors.

David Remsen is the Director of the Marine Resource Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA ( where  he is responsible for overseeing the collection and care of marine organisms used for research and education programs at the MBL.  From 1991 to 2002, David worked in the Information Systems Division of the MBL, first as a developer of online databases and system administrator,  and later as the Manager of Bioinformatics.  David currently also serves as Chairman of the Information Systems Group for the Catalogue of Life, based in Leiden, Netherlands.  Prior to David’s return to the MBL, he worked as a Senior Programme Officer and Consultant for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility in Copenhagen, Denmark (  David has published extensively in the area of Taxonomic Indexing and is a frequent speaker, strategic advisor and project planner for biological diversity conferences around the globe.

Beverly Schultz began her distinguished career in developing and managing software at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), where she became Office Teamware and Group Manager for all of DEC’s office products, heading an international corps of 200 engineers.  She was appointed Group Manager to develop DEC’s OpenVMS operating system, the core of the company’s software base, directing 160 engineers throughout the world in creating products to serve several millions of users.  She then became Vice President, Software Development, for Avid Technology, a leading video editing company.  As Vice President, Engineering, for Number Nine Visual Technology, Beverly created its renowned graphics boards, and thereafter became Vice President, Engineering, of Mitsubishi Electric of America, working on new chips, software, and boards for volume graphics.  She was the first American to receive the President’s Award in the history of the company.  While Senior Vice President, Engineering, for Emerson Electric’s Intellution (later acquired by GE) she reorganized its engineering group to deliver new products for industrial automation.  She has written and lectured widely on opportunities for women in software. She did her undergraduate work in mathematics at Valparaiso University and holds an M.S. in computer science from the University of Dayton.

The MITS Board of Directors and the staff welcome David and Beverly and look forward to working with them.