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Our Story

We know your pain points, literally.

Simbex was formed in early 2000 by CEO/President Rick Greenwald, PhD, and legendary serial entrepreneur Robert C. Dean, ScD.

Ten years before Simbex was founded, while pursuing a doctorate in bioengineering at the University of Utah, our founder spent a morning in Park City watching the U.S. Freestyle aerial skiers practice. He counted more than a half-dozen jumps where the skiers hit their heads on the ground with a thud. He wondered: How was this affecting the skiers? How could the impact be measured and data collected from the hit? Could that data be used to help doctors and therapists address head injuries?  The technology that evolved to address these questions – the Head Impact Telemetry (HIT) System – formed the basis for a startup company and has been used in countless ways subsequently to improve the safety of many sports that we all love.

What started as a platform to commercialize our own products, Simbex has evolved into a commercialization engine where we create our own products, assist others in the development of their products and guide other innovators through the product commercialization process. With one common theme – helping people get healthy and stay healthy.

Today, Simbex brings together a diverse team with cutting edge knowledge of product development, science, data and analytics for tackling complex ideas and creating commercially successful products.

Our Team

Amaris Ajamil
Loves traveling. Running with my dog. Learning new things. Chocolate Aficionado. Eternal optimist. Forever a WhoDat.
Product verification & validation
 
Regulatory (FDA, FCC, IEC, UL)
 
Basic research
 
Translational research
 
Richard Bolander
Enjoys Creating, Debating, and Mid-Century. Physical Culturist. Natural Philosopher. Kaizen.
Applied research in head impact, gait, balance, human performance, and rehabilitation
 
Experimental test design
 
Algorithm development
 
Data analytics
 
Spencer Brugger
Loves Skiing, Traveling, The Outdoors, and Life. Learner. Stargazer. Grateful.
Project Management
 
3D modeling and simulation
 
Injection molding
 
Algorithm development
 
Quality system implementation
 
Wendy Chamberlin
Likes nature, the arts, hiking, and playing in the snow. Outdoor enthusiast. Concert goer. Explorer.
Executive support
 
Payroll
 
Purchase Order quality management
 
Office management and support
 
Purchasing
 
Meeting and event coordination
 
Jeff Chu
Enjoys playing outdoors with others. Has a pet turtle named Shelly. Sriracha connoisseur. Humbled by the people that work here.
Applied Research
 
Commercialization
 
Geoff Clark
Enjoys Tinkering with Vintage SAABs and Spinning his Wife Around the Dance Floor. Automotive Aviator. Dancer. In the Woods.
Product verification & validation
 
Design (consumer and medical)
 
3D modeling and simulation
 
Injection molding
 
Chris Coulter
Happiest when backcountry powder skiing, listening to live music and spending time with family. Optimist. Problem solver. Sunshine enthusiast.
Product verification & validation
 
Design
 
Manufacturing process development, documentation, and implementation
 
FDA design controls
 
Dave Eypper
In the Pines, On Skis or a Bike, With the Dogs. Fond of Electromagnetism.
Ultra low power/embedded design
 
Power systems design
 
IEC 60601-1 Compliance Medical Systems
 
Wireless
 
High speed analog, digital, DAQ
 
Product verification & validation
 
Richard Greenwald
Enjoys most everything that includes fresh air - sports, convertibles, time outdoors - with family and friends. Inspired by our Simbex team.
Business development
 
Commercialization
 
Applied research
 
David (DJ) Johnson
Likes Hiking, Skiing, Bicycling, Motorcycling and Diving. Problem Solver. Code Writer. Team-builder.
High speed analog, digital, DAQ
 
Ultra low power/embedded design
 
Wireless
 
Embedded firmware
 
Desktop App
 
Greg Lange
Nordic Skier, Cyclist, Runner, Outdoor Enthusiast, Inspired by his Children, Aspiring Food Entrepreneur, Dark Chocolate-aholic.
Executive Management
 
Sales and Marketing
 
Quality system implementation
 
Commercialization
 
Regulatory (FDA, FCC, IEC, UL)
 
Dan Leonard
Loves to mow, plow and cut. Tries to keep his wife from expanding the mini farm.
Experimental test design
 
Head impact research
 
Product verification and validation
 
Quality system implementation
 
Jeff Meyer-Lorentson
Loves music, riding bikes, making things, and playing in the woods. Mountain Biker. DIY’er. One-man rhythm section.
3D modeling
 
Prototyping (rapid and otherwise)
 
Manufacturing process development, implementation, and documentation
 
Machine and fixture design
 
SQL Anywhere database maintenance
 
Karen Page
Likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. XC skier. Weekend warrior. Ice cream connoisseur. Wannabe dancer.
Program Administration
 
Intellectual Property support
 
Scientific writing
 
Marketing and outreach
 
Kevin Brooks
Enjoys woodworking, yoga, the outdoors, various challenges and traveling.
Database development and management
 
Information Security
 
Software/Technology Integration
 
Nick Conquest
Running, hiking, homebrewing, BJJ. Most at home in DIY punk and metal venues.
High speed analog, digital, DAQ
 
Ultra low power/embedded design
 
Process validation and verification
 
Kevin Kinerson
Enjoys Flinging Arrows, Mountain Biking, and Fabricating all Sorts of Things. Family. Creative. Curious.
Experimental Test Design
 
Quality System implementation
 
Process validation and verification
 
Manufacturing process development, documentation, and implementation
 
Contract manufacturer identification/selection and interface
 
Evart Fairman
Loves satire, history, and getting lost in thought. Pretend farmer, real engineer, willing to try anything once.
Sensor interfaces (high speed, low power) and signal conditioning
 
Ultra low power/embedded design
 
High speed analog, digital, DAQ
 
Power Systems Design
 
Mohammed Ehtesham Kazi
Loves Soccer (Manchester United), Riding Bikes. Like to capture nature through photography. Believes in smiling and make others smile.
Quality system implementation
 
Documentation control
 
Continuous improvement
 
Regulatory (FDA, FCC, IEC, UL)
 
Risk management
 
Jesse Kuhn
Design engineer by day with passion for manufacturing. Maker of wood and metal stuff by night after dad stuff. Saisons.
3D modeling and simulation
 
Enclosure design and packaging
 
Materials and component selection
 
Design for various metal and plastic manufacturing processes
 
Sadie Doran
Loves cross country skiing, French bulldogs, and soaking up sunshine. Explorer. Yogi. Coffee connoisseur
Regulatory (FDA, FCC, IEC, UL)
 
Healthcare and Medical Device Reimbursement
 
Education and Assistance Programs
 
User Experience
 
Angela Smalley
Has been known to lose an entire weekend to a good book. Critical thinking. Craft projects of all kinds. Stand-up paddle boarding.
Data Analytics
 
Head Impact, Gait, Balance, Human Performance, Rehabilitation
 
Healthcare and Medical Device Reimbursement
 
Education and Assistance Programs
 
Jay Avis
Enjoys long races, escape rooms, and playing music. Loves hooded sweatshirts. A fan of break-dancing and wiener dogs.
Design (consumer and medical)
 
3D modeling and simulation
 
Rapid prototyping
 
Materials and component selection
 
George Pfeiffer
Enjoys family, Canoeing (formerly competitively), Golfing (badly), Friends
Algorithm Development
 
Embedded firmware (ARM, MSP430, 8051, DSP, Microchip, RTOS)
 
Desktop App (C/C++, Java, python, QT, PC/Mac)
 
Barbara Heikens
Born in one of the world’s flattest countries, I developed a passion for climbing mountains on bike and by foot. Self-taught mountain biker with the scars to prove it.
New Product Development & Launch Strategy
 
Marketing, Sales & Distribution Planning & Execution
 
Hot Potato Picker-Upper
 
Eric Loc
Loves tennis, volleyball, outdoors, and animals Enjoys traveling and embracing different cultures Curious Learner. Gym Enthusiast. Hustler.
Ali Ersen
Born next to a Romans’ castle, jumped off a hovering UH-60, likes blues and sapiens. Artisan Baker. Saltwater Angler. Lifetime Learner.
Josh Lamoureux
Loves campfires, swimming holes, and disc golf. Father. Husband. Amateur woodworker.
Human Resources
 
Organizational Development
 
Strategy
 
Administration
 
Mike Murphy
I'm an avid Outdoorsman, and when I'm not working I enjoy fishing, hiking, mountain biking, paddling, camping, and Jeeping.
Alphonse Harris
When I'm not in the (virtual) office, you can find me running and cycling, visiting National Parks, trying new plant-based dishes, and taking down big pots at the poker table.
Rafael Gutierrez
Craft beer, BBQ, and Pizza Lover. Enjoys reading a good datasheet. Gamer. Homebrewer. Foodie. all-around handyman.

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