In Memory of

Vance Hum

Founder of I. M. Systems Group, Inc.

April 19, 1948 – July 23, 2022
Rockville, MD & Brighton, MI

Vance Hum, President/CEO of I.M. Systems Group, Inc., passed away peacefully at the age of 74 on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Michigan. Born in San Francisco, California on April 19, 1948, he was the eldest of 4 children. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1970, he began his career through NASA’s Manned Space Flight Program on APOLLO 14, 15 and 16 as a telemetry engineer, and continued on to the Applications Technology Satellite (ATS) F&G and Earth Resources Technology satellite programs as a digital design engineer. He was also a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and served as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Finance, and Chief Executive Officer for several other companies, including Cheung Laboratories, before founding I.M. Systems Group, Inc. in 1987, where he served as President/Chief Executive Officer for 35 years. He was actively involved in charitable work in the Philippines, Vietnam and Liberia. He was also awarded the position of the Dean of Honor of the Environmental Science and Technology Faculty at Nguyen Trai University in Hanoi, Vietnam; was the Chair of the U.S. Association of Southeast Asian Nations Business Council (USABC), Defense and Security Committee; and has been on the Board of Directors of several companies.