2009 News

SimSTAFF Technical Services appoints three new executives including one who specializes in gaming professionals

ORLANDO, Fla.  (Feb. 12, 2009)  --- SimSTAFF, Inc., an Orlando-based company that specializes in recruiting and placing top technology professionals in simulation, training and gaming industry positions, recently appointed three new executives.

Craig Fouts, director of operations at SimSTAFF, located at 3251 Progress Drive, said the firm recently appointed Craig Hicks senior technical recruiter.  Hicks has 13 years of experience recruiting technology professionals and is a graduate of Florida State University.

SimSTAFF also appointed Melanie Newton director of account management services. Newton has more than 10 years of experience in the recruiting industry, Fouts said.

Studio consultant James Brewer was appointed as director of SimSTAFF's gaming division. Brewer has more than 12 years of experience and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. 

"The gaming industry is particularly dependent on top technology professionals," said Fouts. "Gaming technology plays a key role in U.S. defense training and has commercial applications as well," he said.

SimSTAFF is a member of the University of Central Florida Incubation Program in the Technology Incubator located in Central Florida Research Park. 

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For more information, contact:
Craig Fouts, Director of Operations, SimSTAFF, Inc. 3251 Progress Drive, Orlando,  407-312-1287; cfouts@simstaff.com
Carol Ann Dykes, UCF Technology Incubator, 407-882-0211, cdykes@mail.ucf.edu
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 or LvershelCo@aol.com.

About the UCF Incubation Program
Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Incubation Program has helped more than 100 emerging companies (including nearly 70 current clients) create over $500 million in annual revenue and more than 900 new jobs with an average salary of $59,000. With five facilities across the Greater Orlando community, the Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development between the University of Central Florida, the City of Orlando, Orange County, Seminole County, the City of Winter Springs, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.  For more information, visit http://www.incubator.ucf.edu.