Brent W. York, PMP
13020 Marsh Fern Dr
Orlando, FL 32828-7728
resume@brentwyork.com
Mobile: (407) 625-5916

Summary

Motivated engineer and experienced manager with entrepreneurial background available to lead technical teams, head proposal and marketing efforts, and produce and validate high-quality hardware and software products.

Objective

Technical management or supervisory position involving immersive experiences, modeling and simulation, software development, and/or systems engineering with opportunity for advancement commensurate with ability.

Education

Master of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, May, 1993. Major: Aerospace Engineering, with concentration in Dynamics and Control.

Bachelor of Science, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, May, 1991. Major: Physics, with Math and History minors. Graduated in cursu honorum and cum laude.

Work Experience

Owner, ArtSimMagic Inc., Orlando, Florida. Started small business as vehicle for research interests in entertainment applications of simulation and training technology. Teamed with other small businesses to win and execute contracts in support of the development of this technology, focusing in areas of aircraft simulation, mobile application development, and medical training devices. Provided services including software development, database design, embedded systems development, training effectiveness evaluation, proposal management and writing, business opportunity validation, and customer / end user interfacing. (Summer 2009—Present)

Director of Simulation / Product Development, Indra Systems Inc., Winter Park, Florida. Headed Indra's simulation department, with up to thirty staff as direct reports. Oversaw design, development, integration, testing, and acceptance phases of major simulation and training programs. Performed marketing and proposal preparation functions, working closely with key industry partners to develop unique, winning solutions for aircraft and ground simulation programs. Successfully captured several new large contracts, including Indra Systems' first competitive proposal win. Provided leadership in the area of new product conception, design, development and marketing. (Summer 2004—Winter 2011)

Software Development Team Leader / Aerospace Engineer, United States Navy, Patuxent River, Maryland. Served as model manager for high-fidelity real-time/analytical airframe simulations at Manned Flight Simulator facility on Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Oversaw and directed efforts of other engineers in making improvements to these simulations. Led a team of aerospace and software engineers in development of large (250,000+ SLOC) software product used for authoring and hosting flight simulation software. Implemented standardized configuration management and code development processes across team. Held responsibility for securing complete support funding from Navy program offices on an annual basis and for managing this budget. (Summer 1996—Summer 2004)

Aerospace Engineer, SCT/SAIC, California, Maryland. Performed software engineering and design for several high-fidelity aircraft simulations used by U.S. Department of Defense. (Summer 1993—Summer 1996)

Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP) (2010-Present). Certificate #1366621.

Awards and Recognition

Technical Chair, 2004 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Modeling & Simulation Technologies (MST) Conference; General Chair, 2007 AIAA MST Conference; Technical Chair for MST, 2014 AIAA SciTech Conference. Have also served on AIAA Modeling & Simulation Technical Committee since 2003.

Eight U.S. Navy "On-the-Spot" or "Special Act or Service" Awards. These awards to Navy civilians are presented to recognize technical ability or service that exceeds expectations.

Personal Information

Born April 19, 1969, married with two children, excellent health. Hobbies include fiction writing, model rocketry, and aviation. Received private pilot license in May, 1993. Speak and understand some Spanish.

References and Further Data Available on Request