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Morgan McElroy

MAKer Spotlight: Chris Davenport, Content Manager

The upcoming Fall 2021 Release of MAK ONE comes with tons of great new content, from Stryker ICVs to the F-22 Raptor. Chris Davenport, our Content Manager at MAK, is one of the MAKers responsible for that content; he spends his time overseeing the 3D models and integrating them into VR-Forces so that they look amazing and work flawlessly for o...
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MAKer Spotlight: Shannon Craig, Account Manager

We're excited to introduce to you Shannon Craig, a MAKer who started out as a MAK Engineer and recently joined the MAK Sales team as an Account Manager for North American Sales. From partnering with customers as they evaluate MAK products, to assisting them with software maintenance, to being their day-to-day support person, Shannon leverages his t...
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MAK around the world

MAK is a global company, based in Cambridge, MA and Orlando, FL, and supported on five continents by a diverse worldwide team of partners. No matter where you are in the world, or what language you speak, you’re never far from someone connected to MAK.

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MAKer Spotlight: Scott Richards, VR-Engage Engineer

A MAKer for the past seven years and currently an engineer on our VR-Engage team, Scott Richards is known for solving complex technical puzzles. One big puzzle for Scott and the team has been putting all the pieces together that make up VR-Engage. Combining VR-Forces rich feature set with high-fidelity ownship simulation, and bringing a first-...
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MAKer Spotlight: Paul Zimmons, Senior Graphics Programmer

 Say hello to Paul Zimmons, MAK's Senior Graphics Programmer on the VR-Vantage team. A MAKer since 2014, Paul is responsible for creating, debugging, and optimizing many of the features in VR-Vantage that make it look amazing. And as part of MAK's "engineer down the hall" commitment, he also spends time working 1:1 with customers to help solve...
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MAKer Spotlight: Cyndi Krisan, Director of Business Development

We're excited to introduce our newest MAKer, Cyndi Krisan, who joined the team in March! Based in Orlando, Cyndi is MAK's Director of Business Development. In her time at MAK so far, she's focused on launching strategic business development campaigns for new markets and solutions, and is building a robust pipeline of opportunities. At its core, acc...
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MAKer Spotlight: Alicia Combs, Director of Programs

MAKer Spotlight: Alicia Combs
Meet Alicia Combs, MAK's Director of Programs, based in our Orlando office. Alicia oversees all of our programs focusing on managing contracts, interfacing with customers, and assisting with business development including proposal writing.  The path that led her to MAK has been untraditional, to say the least! While working for United Space Al...
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MAKer spotlight: John Schlott - Vice President, Orlando Operations

John Schlott has been in the simulation and training industry since 1992. He currently serves as MAK’s Vice President of Orlando Operations with overall responsibility for programs and business activities in our Orlando facility.

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MAKer Spotlight: Aaron Dubois, VR-Forces Principal Software Engineer

Meet Aaron Dubois!
If you thought this month's tech tip about Entity Control Panels was illuminating, thank Aaron Dubois, Principal Software Engineer (and you can also give kudos to the entire VR-Forces team for their great work!). Aaron is a 13-year MAK engineering veteran who is a leader on the VR-Forces team. In addition to his development work and helping to...
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MAKer Spotlight: Ricardo Colon, Manager of Customer Training

Meet MAK's Ricardo Colon, Manager of Customer Training
Meet Ricardo Colon, MAK's manager of customer training. He's the guy you'll work with when you request a training course for our technology, and he makes sure you get exactly what you need to go above and beyond with MAK products. He just finished delivering a training course for our international distributors, and is soon kicking off our first cus...
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Guest Blogger: Varjo

Partner Spotlight: Varjo

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Varjo makes human-eye resolution virtual and mixed reality devices that help companies in the most demanding industries push the limits of what’s ever been possible. Our vision is clear: We’re revolutionizing reality with hardware and software that let professionals seamlessly merge virtual, mixed and traditional realities.

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MAKer Spotlight: Bill Kamer, Simulation Specialist in Orlando

MAKer Spotlight: Bill Kamer, Simulation Specialist in Orlando

To kick off the new year, we'd like to introduce you to Bill Kamer, MAK's simulation specialist on our Sales and Business Development team. Based in MAK’s Orlando office, he's the go-to subject matter expert for putting together specialized demos and training scenarios for specific customer needs, and he's responsible for the management of our new Integration, Test, and Demonstration lab in Orlando. 

Bill brings experience from an impressive and honorable career. Bill served 23 years in the United States Army, and is a retired infantryman and Bradley Master Gunner with field experience from deployments all over the world. One of his proudest moments and biggest achievements was when he was awarded the Bronze Star for Bravery and Valor in Iraq. After his time in the Army, Bill spent 5 years at Raydon and 5 years at Kellogg's in business development and training roles. He is proud to now be part of the MAK team and chose to work with us because he is dedicated to helping soldiers train better. According to Bill, if we can help train for combat and save just one soldier's life, it's all worth it. We agree wholeheartedly. Keep reading...

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