Wayne B. Norris Joins Precision Simulations as CEO

Feb 07, 2017

Wayne B. Norris Joins Precision Simulations as CEO

Precision Simulations, Inc. of Grass Valley, CA is pleased to announce that Wayne B. Norris has joined the team as its Chief Executive Officer.  PSI is a leading provider of 3D animations, visualizations, laser scanning, photogrammetry, and forensic video and video analysis for law enforcement, trial preparation, accident investigations, and eminent domain planning.  Mr. Norris will focus on expanding the 20 year old firm’s customer base and suite of offerings.

Mr. Norris joins PSI from a career as a technology company manager, technology consultant, scientist, software developer, accountant, and expert witness.  His prior positions include 7 years at the BOSSdev / Offshore Creations / SEDS family of companies.  There, he served as President, Director, and Chief Financial Officer of 130-person international software development business unit, Offshore Creations, taking them public.  For SEDS, he served as Chief Scientist, Co-Founder, and Board Member, where he and a team of other nuclear scientists created a device for detecting hidden conventional and nuclear explosives, collaborating with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratories [ORNL] and the Department of Defense’s Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization [JIEDDO].  He was previously the Vice President of Emulation Systems, Inc. of Santa Maria, CA, builder of simulators for the F-18 fighter aircraft, the Cessna 170/180 series of light aircraft, and the Bell 212 helicopter.

Mr. Norris has also worked for and provided consulting services for Rockwell on the pre-flight testing of the Apollo Command Module and analysis of lunar rocks returned from Apollos 11 and 12.  He worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Pioneer 4 project, the US Air Force at Vandenberg and Edwards Air Force Base, and at Raytheon, General Motors, McDonnell Douglas, and Control Data Corporation in various capacities.  He also served as the Vice President of a Russian software development outsourcing firm, as the Program Manager for a stock market data display firm, as the R&D Manager of a medical device firm, as the Chief Scientist of an environmental firm, and in the oil and gas industry in the US and Brazil.

Mr. Norris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, 6 granted patents in neutron and gamma ray detection physics, and 6 provisional patents in securities options trading.  He has served as an expert witness in 80 legal cases, in the areas of intellectual property, valuation, computer forensics, and fiduciary duties of corporate officers.  He has taught courses in entrepreneurial business topics at the University of California and California State College Extensions.  He has delivered more than 50 invited presentations in neutron physics and counterterrorism, was interviewed on Anderson Cooper 360 in 2005 on counterterrorism issues, and had his own radio talk show, Business and Technology, on radio station KZSB-AM 1290 in Santa Barbara, CA.

"I am thrilled that Wayne has chosen to join our team", said Craig Fries, Founder and President of PSI.  "His vision, leadership and acumen will be instrumental in PSI's continued success and growth."

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Craig Fries


Craig Fries is the Founder and President of Precision Simulations, Inc., the foremost forensic analysis and animation firm in the US. In this role he has created or directed over 1,000 3D forensic animations for use in criminal and civil litigation and has maintained a 100% record of non-exclusion at trial. As a pioneer in the field of forensic laser scanning, Craig created the first 3D animation based upon laser scan data ever admitted at trial in the US, and has been at the forefront of the use of the technology in homicide and accident investigation since.

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