LSI employee-owners are a dynamic team of professionals – people with the finest technical expertise, a level of passionate creativity, and a truly visionary outlook who deliver innovative training solutions that exceed our customer’s expectations. Everyone at LSI is an owner and has a personal stake in our success.
LSI has over 450 training and training support experts, engineers, and craftsmen on staff who develop state-of-the-art high fidelity training devices, complex computer-based, highly interactive distributed learning products, and comprehensive, dynamic technical publications. LSI employee-owners collaborate to deliver training products and services for a myriad of programs and customers, using leading edge technology and proven processes.
Senior Management Team
LSI has three Executive Officers – Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer – who serve as the Corporate Board of Directors and oversee 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.
Michael S. French
Chief Executive Officer
Mike French serves on the Board of Directors as the Chief Executive Officer and provides leadership and focus on the organizational and production requirements of the company. He leads our Business Development team and chairs the Marketing Review Board, evaluating and acting on strategic marketing initiatives and potential business opportunities. In addition, he supervises the Human Resources, Information Technology, Facility Services, and Quality Management functions. Mike is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, and an MBA from Jacksonville University. He is a retired Naval Flight Officer with several tours flying the now-retired S-3 Viking carrier-based aircraft, along with staff tours on the Joint Staff and the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Mike is a certified Project Management Professional.
Chief Operating Officer
Dean Leonard serves on the Board of Directors as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the company, providing specific oversight of the delivery of all training device, simulation, virtual products, courseware and services for external clients. He 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. He participates in Marketing Review Boards and provides input on proposals and strategic marketing initiatives. Dean graduated from the College of Santa Fe with a degree in political science and is a certified Project Management Professional. Before joining LSI in 2003, Dean was a United States Air Force HH-3E and MH-53J helicopter flight engineer with several tours in the Air Rescue and Recovery Service, Air Force Special Operations Command, and the Air Education and Training Command.
Chief Financial Officer
Corkey Harvey serves on the Board of Directors as the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the accounting, contracts administration, and supply chain management functions. He oversees accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting, payroll, and administration of all contracts and subcontracts, as well as LSI’s purchasing and warehousing operations. Corkey manages our two retirement plans (ESOP and 401K), preparation of the annual budget, insurance renewals, and financing agreements. Corkey also provides oversight of LSI’s interaction with government audit agencies, government cost submissions, indirect rate determinations and leasing transactions. Corkey graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to joining LSI, Corkey was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and employed as a Senior Manager for 18 years with global and national CPA firms with a focus on financial statement audits.
Senior Vice President, Training Devices
Mike McGuinness serves as the Senior Vice President of Training Devices, and is responsible for the strategic oversight of all training device efforts including systems, hardware, and software engineering, Manufacturing and Production, and Program Management. He works with the vice presidents of Engineering, Manufacturing and Production, and Training Device Programs to ensure that we are meeting or exceeding our goals. Mike served 22 years in United States Navy and Naval Reserve as an Avionics Technician. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In 1990, Mike joined LSI and has been at the forefront of LSI’s simulation innovation efforts. He helped pioneer LSI’s innovative software simulations in support of CH-47F Chinook and AH-64 Apache pilot and maintainer training.
Vice President, Courseware, Technical Publications, and International Training Programs
Dan Clish serves as the Vice President for Courseware, Technical Publications, and International Training programs. He oversees all courseware development, international training, training services, and publications programs for LSI clients including Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force services and all other defense industry partners, commercial customers, and international clients. Dan is a retired USN Chief Petty Officer, who worked on several aircraft platforms during his twenty years of service. In 1997, Dan joined LSI and since then he has been responsible for overseeing several large curriculum and courseware development programs supporting multiple weapons platforms and customers.
Vice President, Manufacturing and Production
Mike Steele serves as the Vice President, Manufacturing and Production. He is responsible for the manufacturing and production of LSI’s training device product line, ensuring schedule and quality goals are achieved. Mike is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, who worked on several aircraft platforms during his twenty-two years of service. Mike graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics. In 2011, Mike joined LSI and has since been involved in various aspects of training device production and retrofits. In addition to overseeing daily manufacturing and production operations, he also conducts long-range planning ensuring resources requirements, budgets and schedules are met.
Vice President, Training Device Programs
Mark Flach serves as the Vice President, Training Device Programs. He is responsible for the management of all training device programs and oversees the delivery of training devices for our Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine customers. He is the primary point of contact for Government Program Managers for all LSI training device efforts. In addition to overseeing daily training device operations he also conducts long range planning to ensure resources are available to meet the training device design and production schedule. Mark served 5 years in the Air Force as part of the Presidential Honor Guard in Washington DC as well as the Military Airlift Command Elite Guard at Scott AFB, Illinois. He has a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Technology Management and is a certified Project Management Professional. Mark started with LSI in 2012 as a Software Engineer and eventually moved into the role of Project Manager, Deputy Program Manager, Director and now serves as the Vice President of Training Device Programs.
Vice President, IT and Security
Paul Miller serves as the Vice President, IT and Security. He is responsible for the management and oversight of the information technology, facilities security, cyber security, Application Development Team (ADT), and SharePoint teams. Paul graduated from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN with a degree in Management of Information Technology (MIT). In 2008, Paul joined LSI’s ADT as an entry level application developer, building applications and websites designed to increase LSI productivity and quality of training product. In 2017, he took over leadership of ADT as Director before moving into his current expanded role in 2023.
Vice President, Engineering
Bill Willette serves as the Vice President, Engineering. He is responsible for management of the engineering department team and oversees the development of our technical solutions and processes to successfully deliver our training device products. He is also responsible for ensuring LSI has the appropriate engineering team staffing in place and develops adequate engineering team resource planning. Prior to joining LSI, Bill enjoyed a career in design and development of simulation software and hardware systems on P-3C ASW/ASUW operational training devices. He began this career working as a Field Engineer with Link Simulations in 1987 and worked his way to Senior Systems Engineer and Project Manager. He was employed by simulation companies including Link Simulation, Resource Consultants, and Symvionics along this path. He has a Bachelor of Science Electronics Engineering Technology from Capitol Technology University and is CompTIA Network+ and Linux+ certified. Bill started with LSI in 2013 as a Software Engineer and then advanced in Software Engineering, moved to Lead Engineer, Director, and now serves and Vice President of Engineering.