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

All
Administration / Human Resources / IT
Applied Research
Commercialization Expertise
Design & Human Factors
Electrical Design / Engineering
Mechanical Design / Engineering
Project Management
Quality
Business Development
Software & Web Development
Norma Blanchard
Loves family, music, and black and white photography. Bookworm. Movie enthusiast. Idealist.
Norma Blanchard

Loves family, music, and black and white photography. Bookworm. Movie enthusiast. Idealist.

Office management and support
 
Budget and accounting
 
Purchasing
 
Shipping and receiving
 
Jonathan Beckwith
Loves Saturdays in the fall, pork BBQ, and well-worn running shoes. Buster of Myths. Strong in Faith. Devoted to Family.
Jonathan Beckwith

Loves Saturdays in the fall, pork BBQ, and well-worn running shoes. Buster of Myths. Strong in Faith. Devoted to Family.

Translational research
 
Data analytics
 
Commercialization
 
User-centered design
 
Amaris Ajamil
Loves traveling. Running with my dog. Learning new things. Chocolate Aficionado. Eternal optimist. Forever a WhoDat.
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.
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
 
Cassie Brugger
Loves Yoga, Skiing, and a Sense of Community. Old soul and ice breaker.
Cassie Brugger

Loves Yoga, Skiing, and a Sense of Community. Old soul and ice breaker.

Program Administration
 
Marketing
 
Healthcare and medical device reimbursement
 
Clinical study execution
 
FDA medical device regulation
 
Spencer Brugger
Loves Skiing, Traveling, The Outdoors, and Life. Learner. Stargazer. Grateful.
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.
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.
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.
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
 
Graham Clarke
Shoots right and left. Always on the lookout for cheap restaurants with great food. Any day outdoors is a good day.
Graham Clarke

Shoots right and left. Always on the lookout for cheap restaurants with great food. Any day outdoors is a good day.

Software and web development
 
Commercialization
 
Business Development
 
Design and Human Factors
 
Chris Coulter
Happiest when backcountry powder skiing, listening to live music and spending time with family. Optimist. Problem solver. Sunshine enthusiast.
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
 
Madison Dickson
World Cuisine Reinterpreter. Feels the call of the Wild. Lifelong Tinkerer. Universe Adventurer.
Madison Dickson

World Cuisine Reinterpreter. Feels the call of the Wild. Lifelong Tinkerer. Universe Adventurer.

User experience
 
Design (consumer and medical)
 
Graphic design (GUI, website)
 
3D modeling and simulation
 
Web/Web App/Web API
 
Mobile App
 
Software usability and user testing
 
Dave Eypper
In the Pines, On Skis or a Bike, With the Dogs. Fond of Electromagnetism.
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.
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
 
Theresa Hays
Early Mornings, Public Libraries, Live Theatre. Hunger Advocate. Reader. Gardener.
Theresa Hays

Early Mornings, Public Libraries, Live Theatre. Hunger Advocate. Reader. Gardener.

Office management and support
 
Budget and accounting
 
Human resources
 
Executive support
 
Joint Loss Management and office safety
 
Scott Holson
Enjoys wooded hiking and snowshoeing. Building and flying remote control helicopters.
Scott Holson

Enjoys wooded hiking and snowshoeing. Building and flying remote control helicopters.

Business model development
 
Customer discovery
 
Client relations
 
David (DJ) Johnson
Likes Hiking, Skiing, Bicycling, Motorcycling and Diving. Problem Solver. Code Writer. Team-builder.
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
 
Aaron Jordan
Enjoys the Mountains, the Beach, and Traveling. History Buff. Music Lover. Snowboarder. Super-Dad.
Aaron Jordan

Enjoys the Mountains, the Beach, and Traveling. History Buff. Music Lover. Snowboarder. Super-Dad.

Quality system implementation
 
Documentation control
 
Risk management
 
Continuous improvement
 
Kathy Karr
Loves Laughter, Running, Basketball, Children, Wit, Oceans, and Music. Writer. Coach. Dreamer.
Kathy Karr

Loves Laughter, Running, Basketball, Children, Wit, Oceans, and Music. Writer. Coach. Dreamer.

Human Resources
 
Recruitment and retention
 
Performance management
 
Compensation and benefits
 
Employee relations
 
Greg Lange
Nordic Skier, Cyclist, Runner, Outdoor Enthusiast, Inspired by his Children, Aspiring Food Entrepreneur, Dark Chocolate-aholic.
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.
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.
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.
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
 
Corey Paye
Likes Chickens, Spicy Food, Tent Living. Gardener. Reader. Hiker.
Corey Paye

Likes Chickens, Spicy Food, Tent Living. Gardener. Reader. Hiker.

Embedded firmware
 
Desktop App
 
Mobile App
 
Database development
 
Simbex customer service support
 
Earl Simoneau
Likes walking, hiking, camping, skiing, gardening, cooking, building and repairing things. Service volunteer for WVFA FM @ 90.5 MHz, and gazing at the stars.
Earl Simoneau

Likes walking, hiking, camping, skiing, gardening, cooking, building and repairing things. Service volunteer for WVFA FM @ 90.5 MHz, and gazing at the stars.

Experimental test design
 
Data entry
 
Product verification & validation
 
Manufacturing process development, documentation, and implementation
 
Eric Yuan
Likes making stuff and finding adventure. Not afraid of a dovetail joint. Finds peace among the loons and lilies of Grafton Pond with his amazing wife, son, and trusty dog.
Eric Yuan

Likes making stuff and finding adventure. Not afraid of a dovetail joint. Finds peace among the loons and lilies of Grafton Pond with his amazing wife, son, and trusty dog.

Experimental Test Design
 
Algorithm Development
 
Control and automation, data collection, and remote monitoring
 
Embedded firmware
 
Kevin Brooks
Enjoys woodworking, yoga, the outdoors, various challenges and traveling.
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.
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
 
Jim Peschke
Bear hunting addict. Enjoys writing, scouting in the woods, time with family
Jim Peschke

Bear hunting addict.
Enjoys writing, scouting in the woods, time with family

High speed analog, digital, DAQ
 
Alogorithm development
 
Embedded firmware (ARM, MSP430, 8051, DSP, Microchip, RTOS)
 
Ultra low power/embedded design
 

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