Simtano Bringing Concurrent Design Down to Earth

The Simtano Team

The SIMTANO team is made up of handpicked experts from selected industries including space, aerospace, information technologies, offshore oil and gas, and shipping. They are based throughout North America and Northern Europe. They come with extensive experience from their respective fields and are world-class Concurrent Design experts; the perfect combination for giving you real results.
  Knut I. Oxnevad
Erik Rolland
  Bengt I. Skogvold
Kohut Norm Ohren
  Per Kristiansen

concurrent design expert

Norm Ohren

Ohren has established himself as an eminent provider of learning design and delivery services. He received his MBA from Pepperdine University. Subsequently he delivered mission critical training solutions to such organizations as United Airlines, IBM, United Technologies, Exxon, U.S. Navy, GE, and Xerox.

His Train-the-Trainer Workshop earned him the Workshop-of-the-Year Award from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Early in his career he designed proprietary spreadsheet learning systems for United Technologies and Digital Equipment Corporation. More recently he was project manager and principal instructional designer of the award-winning Lexus Labs, a multimedia learning system used throughout Lexus’ U.S. dealership network. Ohren’s proprietary workshops include Running Smart Meetings and Effective Negotiations.

When Royal Bank of Canada was seeking to meet a strategic initiative of improving the coaching skills of their managers worldwide, Ohren was retained as the project’s instructional designer. The resulting training program, Royal Coaching, received ASTD’s Excellence in Practice Award for its achievements in Workplace Learning and Development.

When United Airlines made the massive shift to E-tickets, Ohren managed the design and development team that delivered online learning to over 7,000 employees worldwide. GE awarded him its prestigious America’s Award for his instructional design wins in their Money Division.

Ohren consults through Simtano on instructional design, training delivery, and meeting management.