Photo courtesy of Driving Dynamics.

Photo courtesy of Driving Dynamics.

Driving Dynamics, Inc. has formed a new simulator-based training services division and hired Michael Griffin to manage the business unit, the company has announced.

Griffin joins the company in the newly created position of manager of simulation training services. He will oversee DrivActiv Simulator-Enhanced Training Services, a new unit that includes training with new physical simulators as well as the existing Web-based training lessons.

The company will bring the physical simulators to a company's site for a day of instructor-led training for fleet drivers.

Griffin will report to Art Liggio, the company's president. He will collaborate with training services and sales leadership to leverage his expertise to develop and deliver safety courses, grow market share for instructor-led simulator training and provide ongoing support and service to Driving Dynamics clients.

Griffin comes to Driving Dynamics from D.P. Associates (DPA) based in Arlington, Texas, which engages in the analysis, development and implementation of training systems. During his eight-year tenure at DPA, a division of Fortune 500 L-3 Communications Corp., he produced and delivered driver safety simulation training programs to fleet operators around the globe.

Prior to that, Griffin was the premier simulation trainer with TMC Transportation headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa where he first successfully applied adult learning concepts to simulation scenario development for the trucking industry.

"Introducing high-quality simulator-based training to fleets marks a significant expansion of our services and Mike brings the right blend of skills and talent to help us manage this initiative and achieve our goals," Liggio said.

Griffin's experience includes consulting with more than 200 colleges and numerous overseas business operations, and delivering simulation training to more than 20,000 drivers. Griffin has been recognized with a number of driver safety and sales management awards.