We’ve been successful because of our dynamic team of professionals – People with the finest technical expertise, a level of passionate creativity, and a truly visionary outlook on how to successfully serve customers in the future.
LSI has over 400 training and technical publication development experts on staff. We develop high end training devices and complex computer-based, highly interactive Distributed Learning with the collaboration and interaction of multiple personnel skill sets. Each individual in our Training Production Team is responsible for applying their primary skills in concert with the other team members. LSI has delivered training products for a myriad of programs in collaborative environments using highly qualified personnel, leading edge technology, and proven processes.
Senior Management Team
LSI has three Executive Officers – CEO / CFO, COO and CPO– who serve as the Corporate Board of Directors with total oversight of company business objectives and strategies. The Executive Officers control the operating budget of the Corporation and designate officers that serve as Vice Presidents for functional areas within LSI.
Warren S. Rosander
Chief Executive Officer / Chief Financial Officer
Warren Rosander serves on the Board of Directors and provides leadership and focus on the organizational and production requirements of the company and supervises the Finance, Human Resources, Contracts and Purchasing, and Information Services functions. Warren provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. Warren was a catalyst for LSI’s conversion to an ESOP. Prior to joining LSI in 1991, Warren spent nearly five years with Price Waterhouse before co-founding a local CPA practice, where he was a partner for seven years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (with Honors) from the University of Florida, and is a member of both the Florida and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA and AICPA). In 2009, he was recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of the “Ultimate CFOs” in Northeast Florida.
Michael S. French
Chief Operating Officer
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the company, providing specific oversight of the delivery of all services for external clients. He is responsible for staffing work requirements in all production departments, planning for timely performance in accordance with contract requirements to accomplish the most efficient and effective processes. He ensures that we meet and satisfy customer requirements through a Quality Management Program. Additionally, he is responsible for cost control within all departments to meet overall corporate profit and competitive objectives. He chairs the Marketing Review Board to evaluate and recommend action on potential business opportunities within the company and leads all strategic marketing initiatives. He serves as the spokesperson for the Company to the media and local government officials. The COO ensures the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
Chief Production Officer
The Chief Production Officer is responsible for the management and oversight of the production and delivery of all training device, simulation, virtual, and courseware products for external clients. He is responsible for staffing work requirements in all assigned production departments, planning for timely performance in accordance with contract requirements to accomplish the most efficient and effective processes. He ensures that we meet and satisfy customer requirements through a Quality Management Program. Additionally, he is responsible for cost control within all departments to meet overall corporate profit and competitive objectives. He participates in Marketing Review Boards and provides input on proposals and strategic marketing initiatives. As the Chief Production Officer, he maintains contact with Company teammates and clients. Additionally, he mentors Vice Presidents and Directors, providing guidance and assistance as appropriate.
Vice President, Courseware Programs
Dean Leonard serves as the Vice President for Courseware programs. Dean oversees all courseware development programs for LSI clients including Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force, and all other defense industry partners. His role also includes responsibility for the development and implementation of new tools and technologies used to produce courseware and related training materials for internal and external customers. Dean is responsible for staffing work requirements, planning for timely performance in accordance with contract requirements, and organizing within Departments to accomplish the most efficient and effective processes. He is the primary point of contact for Government Program Managers for all LSI courseware programs. Dean is a retired USAF Flight Engineer, qualified as a flight instructor and evaluator in both the HH-3E and MH-53J. In 2003, Dean joined LSI and began managing the highly successful V-22 Advanced Distributed Learning program. Since then he has been responsible for overseeing several large curriculum and courseware development programs supporting multiple weapons platforms and customers including: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, MH-60R/S, KC-130J, Sikorsky CRH, DDG-100, MTC and the P-3 Orion as well as curriculum support for the Naval Education and Training Command.
Vice President, International and Training Services Programs
Ed Turner serves as the Vice President for International and Training Services Programs. Ed oversees international training and training services programs for LSI clients including Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force services, and all international programs. Prior to joining LSI in 2011, he served as a Naval Officer in a 30-year naval career. Ed’s final assignment in the service was as the Commanding Officer of Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA), responsible for the coordination and management of all the Department of the Navy’s global Security Cooperation training programs. Other Navy assignments included Chief of Staff for the Naval Education and Training Command, a command of 11,000 responsible for the US Navy’s accession through master level training and education programs; the command of two aircraft carrier based squadrons; and Director of Current Operations for the US Southern Command. Ed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Oceanography from the US Naval Academy and has a Master’s Degree from the Naval Command and Staff College in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Vice President, Simulation / Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Michael Pakovic serves as the Vice President, Simulation and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He is responsible for all training device engineering solutions, which includes staffing engineering work requirements, planning for timely performance in accordance with contract engineering requirements, and coordinating within Departments to accomplish the most efficient and effective engineering processes. He also serves as LSI’s CTO, responsible for ensuring LSI remains on the leading edge of technology by evaluating the constantly evolving trends in the industry and ensuring we continue offering the most competitive and advanced technical solutions for both existing and prospective training device customers. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988, and has been in the Simulations industry since 1988. Following graduation, he joined Link Simulation, where he worked on the Navy’s S-3A to S-3B Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) and Weapons System Trainer (WST) trainer conversion, and the P-3 WST upgrades. Subsequently he worked at the S-3B In-Service Engineering Office in Jacksonville for over 12 years in support of the S-3B OFT/WST. In 2004, he joined LSI as a Project Manager on the U.S. Army Apache Program, and subsequently the CH-47 and Black Hawk Programs.
Vice President, Finance
Corkey Harvey is the Vice President of Finance. Corkey supervises the support functions of Accounting and Contracts Administration. Accounting functions include payroll, financial management, budgets, audits, reports and tax compliance. Contract Administration functions include all administration duties for contracts, subcontracts, and purchases for the corporation and its customers. In addition he assists the CEO in the administration of the two retirement plans (ESOP and 401K), preparation of LSI’s annual budget, risk mitigation, and financing agreements. He also provides oversight of LSI’s interaction with external audit agencies, government cost submissions, indirect rate determinations and leasing transactions and represents the company in its interaction with DCAA (government audits), Wells Fargo Insurance (risk management), Dixon Hughes, PLLC (annual financial statement audit) and LBA CPAs (ESOP and 401k audits).
Vice President, Information Systems & Facilities
Jeff Tibbetts is the Vice President of Information Systems (IS) and Corporate Facilities. Jeff is responsible for the direction and management of LSI’s Information Systems, communications, and facilities. Jeff also oversees all real estate, leases, inventory, security, construction, and maintenance for all LSI properties. He supervises, plans, organizes, and controls all activities within the IS staff and sets the company Information Systems and Facilities goals, objectives, plans, and policies. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (with Honors) and is active in the local IT community.