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...
Outside of work, Bill is all about three things: the community, volunteering, and golf. He loves giving back to the community and spends a lot of time doing charity work for volunteer organizations. He's an active and dedicated member of his local RWB (Red White Blue) Veteran's group chapter. He has also spent much of his free time for the past 12 years volunteering as a varsity assistant soccer coach for the local high school. When not volunteering or giving time back to the community, you can find Bill golfing, which he can't get enough of. (Anyone have any spare Masters tickets to share with Bill!?)
When asked about an interesting fact that few people know about him, Bill let us know that while serving in Iraq, he managed to do a cannonball into the swimming pool at one of Sadam Hussein's Baghdad palaces. It's fair to assume that not many of the rest of us have done that!
Lastly, Bill wants to give a shoutout to his family - to his wife, Lori, his steadfast support system throughout all the years, his four kids, and his golden retriever, Archer. (And not forgotten is their longtime family dog, Brody, who passed away from cancer in May.)
We are honored to have Bill in our MAK family, and we hope this piques your interest in our MAK team. Stay tuned to our monthly newsletter for more MAKer spotlights!