The Artis staff consists of highly experienced, degreed professionals in all the required technical disciplines to design, build and test advanced real-time information systems. Projects are completed by a team of seasoned and knowledgeable scientists, engineers, programmers and technical managers using the latest, state-of-the-art tools and equipment. We can take your project from an idea or specification to a fully functioning prototype ready for manufacturing.
Mr. Brendley founded Artis in 1999, and serves as its president and as chair of the company’s board of directors. He is a leading authority on active protection systems designed to defeat a wide range of threats to warfighters, and has particular expertise in high-speed computer processing and safety systems.
Dr. Cole serves as executive vice president, and serves as the company’s lead system safety engineer. He has a unique blend of military, consulting, scholastic and industrial experience, with the past 25 years connected to electronic fuzing and integrated ordnance. Dr. Cole is a licensed professional engineer and he has served as secretary of the NDIA Fuze Steering Committee.
Mr. Schimkus serves as chief financial officer and brings more than 30 years of experience as a certified public accountant. He has been with Artis since its inception, and his expertise includes tax planning and preparation, financial analysis, Federal Acquisition Regulation and government contracting, and financial reviews for mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Barth serves as vice president and is responsible for all business operations, a position she has held since 2002. Her position encompasses the roles of chief human resources officer, chief administrative officer, facility security officer, and chief purchasing officer. Additionally, she is responsible for facility management of all Artis locations.
Dr. Bohnet serves as senior scientist and as technical lead for countermunition development and threat interaction. He is responsible for the design, testing and integration of all explosives-related components for the company, for data analysis pertaining to threat interaction, for safety protocols, and for maintaining the company’s live-fire database.
Mr. Fairgrieve serves as lead mechanical engineer and is responsible for a diverse array of projects involving sensing and active protection systems for DoD and commercial customers. His early work at the company focused on designing a test platform to validate a novel anti-motion sickness technology called MOCOVE.
Mr. Corey serves as lead software engineer and manages Artis’ Salt Lake office. Within Artis, he has been the primary software engineer for the Compact Active Protection System (CAPS) and Smart Armor R&D programs. He has also designed software components and manages software development for the AWARE highway safety program.