PLEXSYS Announces New Board Member | Mike Knowles
Mar 8, 2023 | By: Tara Marta
CAMAS, WA (March 8, 2023) –PLEXSYS Interface Products Inc. (PLEXSYS) welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors (Board) in December 2022. Mike Knowles joined the Board to deliver extensive leadership experience in business and defense readiness. His live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) domain expertise aligns perfectly with PLEXSYS' strategic objectives.
This announcement underscores the PLEXSYS vision to always be the warfighters' trusted partner. PLEXSYS provides solutions that address training and operational needs. We leverage our industry knowledge, experience, and partnerships with cutting-edge capabilities and innovative technologies. We are committed to continually enhancing our customer's success across the globe and investing in our people, solutions, and services.
"Mike's reputation in the global defense market for his technical savvy, business acumen, and commitment to the warfighter is renowned. As PLEXSYS grows, Mike's sage advice will help our great company navigate this journey efficiently and effectively," said Ron Wiegand, PLEXSYS President and CEO.
A retired Naval Flight Officer, Test Pilot School graduate, and Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer, Mike has spent over 30 years in the aerospace and defense markets. After his military career, Mike has held several executive positions at top defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Cubic, and Curtiss Wright. In these positions, he has played a critical and successful role in delivering innovative and new products to the market that have driven enhanced warfighter capability and business growth.
"I am extremely excited to join PLEXSYS, which has been a pioneer in the simulation and training market. I am confident that with the innovative product culture, dedication to warfighter readiness, and dedicated leadership team, we will be able to guide the company in achieving its strategic goals and objectives," said Mike Knowles.
Founded in 1986, PLEXSYS is a modeling and simulation (M&S) software company with 35+ years of delivering Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training readiness solutions and innovation. We are a 100% employee-owned small business, with more than 200 full-time employees plus part-time consultants in nine states and four foreign countries.