May 2016 Newsletter

Latest news, projects and happenings going on at GSE

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You've asked and we've listened

Thanks to the feedback from our readers we’ve decided to update our newsletter format.

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Company Update

With the addition of several key new members to our Senior Leadership Team, we have a renewed focus on improving our business structure to create the most value for our customers.

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GSE Receives Award from Bechtel

We’re proud to have been recognized by one of our longstanding clients, Bechtel National, for outstanding work on projects at the Bechtel Supply Chain Recognition awards.

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Now's the time to update to JADE 4.4

This latest version, released in April, contains numerous updates that will allow simulation engineers to more quickly and efficiently update, track and compare model changes in each system within the same interface.

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EnVision e-Learning & Universal Simulations Updates

New user features and enhancements make training administration easier than ever. Plus – new simulation modules and tutorials for upstream applications.

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Upcoming Events

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You’ve asked and we’ve listened

Welcome back to GSE’s newsletter! Thanks to the feedback from our readers we’ve decided to update our newsletter format. Instead of a quarterly newsletter we’ll be sending a brief email wrap up of the latest GSE news every two months. Be sure to sign up if you haven’t already!

In addition to the latest news, projects and happenings going on at GSE, this new format will also feature the GSE Performance Improvement Blog, launched in February 2016. The blog is an informational resource for us to provide our industry knowledge to our followers.

You can sign up to receive blog updates on posts relevant to your industry. As always, we want to hear from you! Please send your feedback and suggestions for future blog topics to ideas@gses.com.

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Company Update

With the addition of several key new members to our Senior Leadership Team, we have a renewed focus on improving our business structure to create the most value for our customers. GSE remains committed to providing the best possible service for our customers in the power & process industries.

Over the past year we have transformed our business by refocusing on our core strengths and service offerings which has resulted in positive results for GSE as a company. In addition we’ve received some significant new contract awards and our backlog of business is improving. With a strong balance sheet we believe we are positioned to deliver on our commitment to increased value for our customers and stakeholders. We appreciate the support of our customers and employees as we develop products and services that delight our customers and help them achieve their business goals.

Introducing the new additions to our Senior Leadership Team:

Kyle Loudermilk

Chief Executive Officer, President

Kyle Loudermilk joined the company in August 2015. He brings more than 25 years of experience in engineering, marketing, management, finance and operations and has been extensively involved in the building of highly successful technology enabled software businesses.

Chris Sorrells

Interim Chief Operating Officer

Chris Sorrells joined GSE in August 2015. Chris is an incredibly experienced, talented and versatile executive who has helped guide the operations of numerous companies – including GSE – as a board member, advisor and investor.

Sean Fuller

Senior Vice President of Sales

Sean Fuller joined GSE in March 2016. Mr. Fuller specializes in delivering value to the power industry as he has done for more than 25 years for the General Electric Company (“GE”) and affiliated companies.

Dr. Bahram Meyssami

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Meyssami joined GSE in December 2015. He brings to GSE more than 25 years of experience in complex enterprise-level software development and delivery for engineering, education and analytics.

Dan Pugh

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Risk Management Officer

Dan Pugh joined GSE in February 2016. He has more than 21 years of legal experience in both law firm and company settings, working primarily with technology-driven companies and their investors.

Meet the full Senior Leadership Team here.

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GSE Receives Award from Bechtel

April 11th 2016 Bechtel NS&E Supply Chain Recognition Luncheon GSE

GSE’s Chris Sorrells, Interim COO, and Jay Umholtz, VP Government Solutions, (2nd and 3rd from the left respectively) are presented the award by Bechtel NS&E President, Barbara Rusinko (left), and Manager of Procurement & Contracts, Jim Willman (right).

GSE is proud to have been recognized by one of our longstanding clients, Bechtel National, for outstanding work on projects at the Bechtel Supply Chain Recognition awards. The awards recognize subcontractors and suppliers who supported Bechtel‘s work in nuclear power, environmental clean-up, defense, and nuclear security and operations projects during 2015.

GSE is manufacturing a Low-Activity Waste processing plant control room simulator for Bechtel NS&E at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford site. The simulator will be used to train plant operations personnel in the safe operation of the plant.

Companies were evaluated on multiple factors. They include: overall performance; the ability to deliver quality services/supplies on time; the ability to work collaboratively to meet milestones; and meeting or exceeding project expectations in aspects of safety, construction performance, technical expertise, and environmental compliance. Nominations were reviewed and approved by Bechtel procurement and project managers. Final recommendations were approved by senior leadership.

Read the full press release here.

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Software Updates: Now’s the time to update to JADE 4.4

JADE 4.4 Drawing Comparison Function

JADE 4.4 drawing compare function highlights differences between two versions of a model drawing

Our industry leading JADE suite of high-fidelity simulation tools have been updated to Version 4.4. This latest version, released in April, contains numerous updates that will allow simulation engineers to more quickly and efficiently update, track and compare model changes in each system within the same interface.

Over the past several updates, we have significantly improved the capabilities of JStation™ and the entire JADE™ suite of tools. Upgrades focus both on developer and instructor needs.  Typical enhancements include:

  • More detailed modeling of equipment to improve realism
  • More accurate temperature profiles in key regions of the plant and during critical procedures and transient events
  • Improved configuration control and maintainability
  • New tools in JStation Instructor to make Instructors’ jobs easier
  • Faster model development and debugging

Contact us for a more comprehensive list of product enhancements and a product demo.

Did you know that the latest software upgrades are included with all GSE maintenance? View our infographic to see how the GSE maintenance plan works and contact us for more information.

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EnVision™ Updates

In the past year we’ve made a lot of improvements to our line of EnVision e-Learning & Universal Simulations, including:

  • New simulation modules and tutorials for upstream applications
  • New User Features
  • Enhanced grayscale interface for simulations
  • New user interface for online tutorials
  • Tools to make training administration easier

Contact us for a more comprehensive list of product enhancements and a product demo.

Upcoming Events

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Aug 14-17 – Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo – Amelia Island, FL, USA

The Utility Working Conference and Technology Expo (UWC) is an annual meeting of the minds that consistently generates strong, practical recommendations designed to address the industry’s most pressing needs. The focus of the 2016 UWC will be to analyze cost drivers…Read More

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June 28-30 – World Nuclear Exhibition – Paris, France

The 2016 World Nuclear Exhibition is the top platform worldwide dedicated to the entire nuclear energy community. This year’s theme is “The Nuclear Industry in the Global Energy Mix”. GSE is attending the 2016 World Nuclear Exhibition Annual…Read More

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Featured Blogs


A Severe Accident is a Site-wide Event

Are you basing training and analysis on a limited understanding of the true nature of catastrophic failure?  Read More 
 



Training Program Development: Getting the most out of your thermal power plant DCS simulator

How do you ensure that you will receive the highest return on your investment? Build a training program around it.  Read More 
 



Can your simulator "cope" with the new FLEX equipment guidelines

Increasing coping time from the standard 8 hours to 72 hours? That’s a lot of hours and equipment that plants haven’t previously been required to train on.  Read More 
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