North East, MD, June 6, 2016 – Operative Experience, Inc. (OEI), a fast rising developer of high-fidelity human simulators for surgical and pre-hospital education, today announced they’ve added Paul Bernal as their Director of Global Government Business Development to lead strategic growth initiatives in OEI’s Global military and government sector.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Paul’s caliber on the OEI team,” said Mick Navin, President/CEO of OEI.  “Our goal is to be a global leader in medical simulation. Paul’s track record and experience in the government healthcare simulation industry positions us for future growth and success.”

Bernal comes to OEI with more than 13 years of growing healthcare simulation business development in the government sector.

“OEI’s combat trauma casualty products are extremely accurate and realistic for military training because they were designed by a military surgeon,” said Bernal. “I’m excited to be part of an organization dedicated to improving patient care in the battlefield, with products that are designed with such anatomical accuracy for realistic patient point of injury and combat surgical care.”

OEI produces simulators to rapidly train surgeons and medics in critical, life-saving trauma skills for cesarean section, control of postpartum hemorrhage, emergency hysterectomy, craniotomy, neck exploration, emergency thoracotomy, damage control laparotomy, fasciotomy and leg amputation.

Bernal’s appointment is the latest strategic addition to OEI’s team after the company announced the appointment of healthcare simulation veterans, Lou Oberndorf as Chairman, Jane O’Reilly as Global Vice President of Sales, and Carlos Moreno as Chief Technology Officer, earlier in the year.

OEI’s founder, Robert Buckman, MD, a surgeon and former professor at the Temple University School of Medicine, developed the OEI technology under a series of SBIR grants from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command.  The DOD is currently one of the primary users of OEI’s simulators.

About Operative Experience, Inc.
Operative Experience, Inc. is on a mission to revolutionize surgical and pre-hospital training. Using medical simulators with unprecedented anatomical and surgical fidelity within a rigorous experiential instructional paradigm, OEI reduces training costs while increasing training effectiveness and retention. OEI is dedicated to applying this technology to reduce combat and civilian surgical mortality, and to provide humanitarian support to developing countries with limited medical resources.