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SIMCO Management

SIMCO's management team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality calibration, repair, and software services for high technology manufacturers. And since customer satisfaction is SIMCO’s highest priority, feel free to contact our executive team members at any time to let them know how SIMCO can better serve your needs.

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Brian Kenna
Chief Executive Officer

Brian is responsible for SIMCO’s overall growth, strategy, and culture.  He joined SIMCO in 2007 and served as President, Regional Vice President, Director of Technical Operations, and Director of Software Sales & Marketing before being appointed CEO.  Brian currently serves on the Board of Directors of A2LA.

Before SIMCO, Brian held management positions in sales, operations, and strategy for several startup and public technology companies and investment roles at Comcast Interactive Capital and Goldman Sachs.

Brian attended Duke University where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  He also received an MBA from The Wharton School where he was a Joseph Wharton Fellow and attended the Stanford Law Directors College.

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Marie-France Nelson
Chief Financial Officer

Marie-France leads SIMCO's finance and accounting departments.  Prior to joining SIMCO, Marie-France was CFO at iTradeNetwork, CFO at Lextine Software, and VP Finance at Ditech Networks.  She has also held finance management positions at Redback Networks, E*TRADE, and Raychem.

Marie-France is active in her community as part of the Orchard Valley Chapter of the National Charity League and holds a B.S. in Finance from California State University, San Jose.

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John Connelly
Chief Commercial Officer

John is responsible for driving SIMCO’s growth and championing the voice of the customer.  He joined SIMCO in 2008.  John’s prior roles within SIMCO were Senior VP of Services and General Manager of Software.

Prior to SIMCO, John held executive positions at several Silicon Valley start-ups, including BigBand Networks and DiviCom.  He also held engineering and management positions at AT&T Bell Labs and contributed to advances in telephones, network computing devices, and digital switching systems.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.  He also completed an Executive Development program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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John Ashworth
Vice President of Worldwide Sales

John leads SIMCO's business development and sales departments.  John has over 25 years of experience providing technology solutions to global technology companies.  Since joining SIMCO, John has held positions of Vice President Business Development, National Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and Business Development Executive.

Prior to SIMCO, John held positions in sales, operations, and strategy for several technology and service companies, including Sales Manager and General Manager at SE Laboratories in Silicon Valley.

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Sam Klooster
Vice President of Software

Sam is responsible for SIMCO’s CERDAAC advanced software service that integrates calibration, maintenance, and service management.  Sam joined SIMCO in 2016 and previously held the position of Director of Software Business Development.

Prior to SIMCO, Sam was a Software Development Executive at Govini and held engineering, business development, and strategy at Lockheed Martin.  Sam holds an MBA from UCLA, a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a B.S. in Engineering from Hope College.

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Scott Sutter
Vice President of Business Development

Scott manages SIMCO’s enterprise business development team which delivers enterprise-wide calibration, repair, and software solutions to the world’s largest technology manufacturers.

With over 20 years of calibration industry experience, Scott has held numerous leadership positions at the company since joining in 1999. He was a key contributor to the design and success of SIMCO’s CERDAAC software for multi-site enterprise customers. Scott also served as Vice President at Transcat.  He received a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington.

Vince Jennings

Vince Jennings
Head of Operations

Vince manages SIMCO’s extensive calibration and repair operations including SIMCO’s network of 24 laboratories, calibration capabilities, accreditation, and customer service.  Joining SIMCO in 2001, Vince has over 25 years of experience in the calibration industry, including operations management for numerous SIMCO laboratories and regions.

Vince served as a Calibration Technician for 6 years in the US Navy aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64), including a deployment during Operation Desert Shield.  Vince holds a BSBA degree in Business Operations Management.

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Randy Ford
Director of Corporate Quality, Operational Excellence, and IT

Randy is responsible for the management and execution of SIMCO’s Quality Management System and also leads the IT department.  With over 20 years of Metrology experience, Randy has held a number of key management positions since joining SIMCO in 2007, including Quality Manager, Phoenix Operations Supervisor, Texas Area Manager, and Southwest Area Director.

Before SIMCO, Randy was a Metrology Technician for Verizon's Primary Calibration Lab and a Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment Maintenance Specialist in the U.S. Army.  Randy is a member of ASQ and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Technology.

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Marianne Bloomberg
Director of Administration

As the Director of Administration, Marianne oversees SIMCO’s Human Resource Department and manages administrative services for SIMCO’s Executive Staff.  She joined SIMCO in 2010.

Marianne has over thirty years of experience in the electronics industry, including positions at Telogy and U.S. Instrument Rentals.  She attended San Jose State University and majored in Business Administration.

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Bradford Phillips
Vice President, Contracts & Taxes

Bradford is responsible for contracts and taxes. Previously, as SIMCO’s Chief Financial Officer from 1987 through 2015, Bradford's financial leadership was critical to SIMCO’s funding its rapid growth while maintaining a strong financial foundation.

Prior to joining SIMCO, Bradford held financial positions at Loral Corporation and auditing positions at Price Waterhouse and CertainTeed Corporation. He earned CPA certificates in New York and Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Cum Laude) from Temple University. Bradford served as a US Navy Supply Corps officer from 1970-1973 and as a reserve officer from 1973-1993.

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