SIMETRI is pleased to announce the selection of three distinguished modeling, simulation and technology experts for its executive team, who will lead SIMETRI’s expansion from medical training to the full spectrum of simulation and training technology. SIMETRI promoted two of its valued team members, Tom Seland and Ed Stadler, who will take the positions of vice president of operations and vice president of engineering, respectively. They will join Brian Holmes, who was recently hired as vice president of business development.
“I am honored to have this talented group of experts leading the company as we explore adjacent markets around the modeling and simulation industry,” said Angela Alban, SIMETRI president. “Brian, Ed, and Tom are experienced executives brought together at the right time to take SIMETRI to the next level.”
A former Navy Lieutenant Commander and Naval Aviator whose service included leadership roles in aviation maintenance and curriculum development, Tom Seland is now SIMETRI’s vice president of operations. In this role, Tom will oversee strategic, financial, and operational leadership for the company.
Seland held a number of key roles for the U.S. Navy before joining SIMETRI. As a program manager on the USS Gerald R. Ford, Seland was responsible for maintenance, operations, and training for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System. His experience also includes positions with an emphasis in operations, training, and simulation, including program manager, flight operations manager, curriculum developer, contracting representative, and quality assurance manager.
“It has been an honor to serve SIMETRI for the last three years as director of programs and I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this important division of the company,” said Seland. “SIMETRI has a lot to offer military, medical and commercial clients, and I am excited to use my experience to support smooth operations for the company and customers.”
Edward Stadler, promoted to vice president of engineering, has 27 years of experience in the simulation and training industry. As director of engineering for SIMETRI, Stadler led the research and development efforts for medical training technologies. He began his career in simulation with an internship at the Institute for Simulation and Training while earning his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida. After college, Stadler supported the full life cycle development and production of simulation systems and products and served in lead technical and engineering roles.
In his new position, Stadler will use his vast experience with complex simulation and training programs to support the SIMETRI’s growth into the full spectrum of training technologies as he oversees the company’s technology and research and development divisions.
“I came to SIMETRI to join a dynamic group of people that were focused on advancing medical training for first responders, and together we’ve significantly matured those technologies,” said Stadler. “SIMETRI is now offering our engineering capabilities to a wider variety of simulation and training domains, and I’ve enjoyed applying my experience in modeling, simulation and training to grow SIMETRI’s offerings for other customers in LVC simulation, Chemical Engineering and even Network Engineering and Cybersecurity.”
Known for developing innovative solutions that benefit warfighters, Brian Holmes, recently hired as vice president of business development, will lead SIMETRI’s growth and development efforts as the company continues to deliver state-of- the-art products and services that enhance the human experience.
“We are very excited to bring such a respected member of the modeling, simulation and training community to SIMETRI,” said Angela Alban, SIMETRI president. “Brian’s professional and volunteer experience made him the ideal candidate for this position and a great addition to the SIMETRI family.”
With a career spanning more than 33 years in the simulation and training industry, Holmes has extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines including engineering, business development, capture management, sales, marketing, and operations.
Holmes achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering with an emphasis in simulation and training from the University of Central Florida. He began his career working for the government, first at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division and then Program Executive Office Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation. Holmes also served in a wide range of critical modeling, simulation, and training roles in the corporate sector.
“I’ve been a big fan of the products and services SIMETRI brings to warfighters and beyond for a long time,” said Holmes. “I’m honored to accept this position and help SIMETRI achieve new growth and success.”