STIC Board Members

The Smalltalk Industry Council Board Members include:

  • Georg Heeg, Executive Director STIC
  • Bob Cherniak, Treasurer STIC

Cincom is the leading provider of Smalltalk in the world.  Cincom acquired Enfin/ObjectStudio Smalltalk in 1995 and VisualWorks Smalltalk in 1999 and developed and deployed WebVelocity in 2008.  Since acquiring Smalltalk, Cincom has seen a lot of growth within this business division and just completed the 11th profitable year with Cincom Smalltalk.  Cincom Smalltalk covers a wide range of industries including manufacturing, telecommunications, finance, transportation and many other industries with a need for productivity, flexibility, scalability and powerful tools for business growth.

  • For more information about Cincom Smalltalk, click here.


GemTalk Systems is built around a deeply experienced team of Smalltalk software engineers. The company’s solutions, including its flagship product GemStone/S, underpin distributed environments that demand 24×7 operation and high-volume transaction processing. For more than two decades, customers worldwide – in finance, insurance, transportation, telecommunications, and utilities – have used the GemStone/S platform to develop, deploy, extend and manage mission-critical software. The privately-held company, headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon USA, provides customer continuity and concentrates on the advancement of Smalltalk technologies.

  • For more information about GemStone/S, GemTalk Systems, or their other technologies, please click here.

Instantiations is a recognized industry leader in the area of Smalltalk technology, tools and services, with its VA Smalltalk™ product line. Based in Portland, Oregon with development facilities in Raleigh, North Carolina, Instantiations was first founded by a team of internationally-recognized pioneers in Smalltalk and component-software technology.  Instantiations and its predecessor companies have partnered with IBM to advance and advocate for Smalltalk for well over two decades. Since 2005, Instantiations has led the development and support of VA Smalltalk, continuing to modernize and enhance the product line, as well as offer world class support.  Products include VA Smalltalk, which is 100% IBM VisualAge® Smalltalk compatible and has thousands of active users worldwide, as well as WindowBuilder Pro for Smalltalk.

  • For more information about Instantiations and VA Smalltalk, click here.
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