06.15.20 / News

Rick Stikkers Joins PLI as Chief Engineer

We are very happy to announce that Rick Stikkers has joined the PLI and Phoenix Defense team. Rick has held key  positions with Raytheon, Cubic and as a US Army Officer. Rick will report directly to the CEO at Phoenix Defense and will support all group companies of Phoenix Defense with initial focus on the Engineering Services Division in Orlando, FL (including Phoenix Logistics and Riptide Software, Inc.).

Phoenix Defense CEO, Al Funderburk stated, “I couldn’t be happier. We have been looking for the right person to lead our overall engineering approach for some time. Rick brings 20 plus years of Simulation and Training engineering experience along with a mission focused attitude second to none to our Orlando team. His background, experience and capabilties (across all training domains) are virtually unparalleled. It makes me very excited about our future given the recent acquisition of Riptide Software, Inc. and Rick’s coupling with that incredible technical team”.