Dr. Charles Harrell founded ProModel in 1988 and was the original developer of the Company’s simulation technology (ProModel PC). Today he serves on the Board of Directors and has been actively involved in new product development, acting as chief technology advisor. Charley is also an associate professor of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University and the author of several simulation books.
In May, Charley officially retired from the company and to honor his innovative and productive career ProModel held two celebrations this summer at two of our locations in Orem Utah and Allentown Pennsylvania. The events were attended by ProModel staff and many of Charley’s long time colleagues who have been with him from the start.
In recent years, Charley has written about his team’s original vision for ProModel back in 1988, “We set out to revolutionize the use of simulation in the business world by introducing the first graphically oriented simulation tool for desktop computers. We were all convinced that we offered a unique product—a simulation tool that was developed and supported by engineers and specifically designed for engineers.”
Describing the success of ProModel Corporation, Charley writes, “In addition to the impressive growth in ProModel’s predictive simulation technology, it has also been gratifying to see the breadth of application of our technology, not just in fortune 500 companies, but also in the area of healthcare, education, homeland security, military readiness and humanitarian aid.”
The entire ProModel family would like to thank Charley for his years of service, guidance and friendship and we wish him all the best in the future! He has made ProModel what we are today.
In 2013 ProModel celebrated its 25th Anniversary and Charley shared his memories and appreciation for ProModel in this thoughtful BLOG POST