SVP, Engineering

Jim Napier

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), B.S. Computer Science and Engineering;

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), M.E. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Jim is the InVeris Senior Vice President of Engineering and oversees all engineering work associated with virtual and live fire training systems. He has over 20 years of experience in the simulation industry and has served in various capacities after joining the company in 1996.

In his seven (7) years as the Director of Software Engineering, Jim migrated the department to more agile development methodologies. In his role as engineering lead, he helped design and develop the Singapore Police Coast Guard Integrated Tactical Training Center (ITTC) during the three-year project. The ITTC is a large training simulator combining computer graphics simulation, motion platforms, bridge simulation, boat hydrodynamics, and weapons simulation to help the PCG train their students in correct boat handling, communications, and weapon handling.

Jim also served as lead engineer focused on computer graphics in multiple small arms training simulators for Firearms Training Systems (FATS) prior to FATS being acquired by Meggitt. These simulators were used by the USMC, U.S. Army, UK MoD, ADF and others. Prior to his employment with the company, Jim worked for Charles Stark Draper Laboratories (1993-1996) on software control systems for the International Space Station.