Simutech multimedia hires Francois Painchaud as VP of Engineering

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Simutech Multimedia, the leader in simulation-based training for the manufacturing industry, today announced the hiring of Montreal-based multimedia development executive François Painchaud as Vice President of Engineering. Painchaud is a veteran in the 3D development industry and will guide Simutech's development of its new web-based 3D simulations.

Painchaud - who has over 20 years in design, development and deployment of diverse simulations and serious games in manufacturing, health care, education, and media production - will oversee Simutech's research and development team and help Simutech expand its Simulation training offering. His expertise in the field of game engines and Unity development will enable Simutech to offer customers multi-platform deployments of its award-winning training system including computer-based, web-based, and in virtual reality.

"François is an expert in the fields of Simulation and multimedia development. He takes great pride in developing leading-edge technologies, as well as the teams that make those simulations possible," said Samer Forzley, CEO of Simutech Multimedia. "François's experience will allow Simutech to deliver highly interactive simulations that our customers depend on to train the next generation of skilled labour."

"Simutech is the leader in Simulation-based training and has developed a unique offering in the market," commented Painchaud. "By scaling up the development process and the team, we can empower our customers to use true-to-life simulations and data to solve the persistent skilled labour shortage in the manufacturing industry"

Painchaud holds a Master's degree in Project Management from ESG UQAM, a Graduate Certificate in Computer Graphics, and a Bachelor's in Math and Computer Science from Université de Sherbrooke.

About Simutech Multimedia
Since 1995, Simutech Multimedia has helped over 500 global manufacturers, from Tyson Foods to Toyota, and 200 schools train learners in a safe, simulated environment. Using a proven systematic method, the software has helped companies hire and onboard operations and maintenance professionals faster and more efficiently -- leading to increased safety, lower rates of injury and reduced downtime on the factory floor.

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