Q4 is a dedicated partner for success.

Q4 is a world-class, independent manufacturer and provider of innovative visual display systems and related services that support the global simulation and training industry.

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and in close proximity to the National Center for Simulation and renowned Central Florida Research Park, Q4 is a  small business offering clients high quality, cost-effective visual display systems.

Q4’s unique manufacturing process and in-house engineering capabilities provide clients with an unmatched, value-added training partner for any project size, or complexity. An ability to be flexible and agile helps Q4 consistently meet or exceed performance specifications for each customer and deliver them on time; every time.

Since incorporating in 2004, Q4 has set new industry standards for product reliability, service and customer commitment.

Q4 leadership team delivers world-class results.

Q4 Visual Display | Brian Simpson

Brian Simpson

President & CEO

An aviation industry veteran for 30 years, Brian’s experience spans all areas of the simulation sector, including simulator operations, training services delivery and support, resource management and equipment manufacturing.

He brings a wealth of international and multi-cultural expertise to Q4 with extensive experience in strategic decision-making to drive company growth, and incorporate innovation and cost improvement where required.  This is complemented by his proven acquisition/divestment track record.

Before he was appointed President & CEO of Q4 in June 2013, Brian held senior management and executive positions with GE, Thales and UK RAF, as well as other positions that included: Group CEO at Oxford Aviation Academy, COO for GE Commercial Aviation Training and General Manager for AATC/Thales Training & Simulation.

Q4 Services | Mike Ponder

Mike Ponder

Managing Director

A U.S. Army veteran specializing in the Army attack helicopter armament/electrical systems field, Mike’s career in avionics and flight simulation spans almost 20 years.

In that time, he has gained valuable experience working for multiple simulation manufacturing companies, holding positions of simulator technician and field service engineer, as well as manager of customer service, device updates projects, and flight training devices.

His in-depth knowledge and diverse experience give him a much-needed flexible approach in his current role of operations and special projects director. Mike is a west coast native from Huntington Beach, California, and has a keen interest in surfing and boating.

Q4 Services | Monica Ponder

Monica Ponder

Human Resources Director

Monica has been in the human resources area for more than 20 years, and during that time has worked in multiple industries, gaining valuable and diverse experience in a variety of HR-related matters. She is responsible for all of Q4’s Human Resources needs, including staffing, benefits, compensation, employee relations and compliance.

One of Q4 co-founders, Monica is originally from Dallas, Texas, earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and then completed her Executive Master of Business Administration in International Business from University of Central Florida.

Q4 Services | Martyn Rolls

Martyn Rolls

Subject Matter Expert, Director Development & Technology

An expert in his field with more than 35 years’ experience in avionics and flight simulation, it is no surprise that Martyn is responsible for the many conceptual ideas that continue to keep Q4 Services leading the way with technological advancements.

As the director of development, Martyn has designed and produced many products including the digital mirror controller unit (DMCU) and TrueView products, both part of the integrated system package offered by Q4.

In addition to designing new products, Martyn has designed solutions for legacy systems for many customers to enable them continued use of systems that would otherwise be obsolete.

Q4 Services | Andy Wilson

Andy Wilson

Subject Matter Expert, Design and Engineering

Andy’s 35+ years of experience in the simulation industry brings a great deal of value to the Q4 leadership team.

As the subject matter expert for design and engineering, his broad knowledge and skills, with regard to lamination and composite, ensure that Q4 is always at the leading edge of advancements in material and design technologies, while continuing to provide high-performing, market-leading visual display systems.

A UK native, Andy enjoys the opportunity of bringing together various SMEs to create a world-leading engineering team.

Q4 Services | Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

Commercial Contracts & Bids Manager

Having served in the British Royal Navy for nine years, Brian has dedicated most of his post-military career to supporting the defense sector. Building on his experience as a professional chartered engineer, Brian transitioned into program and contract management many years ago, working for major defense OEMs including Lockheed Martin.

Brian moved from the UK to the U.S. in 2002 in support of a BAE Systems owned subsidiary, and became a U.S. citizen in 2009. Brian’s diverse experience and knowledge brings additional value to our contract management area.

Q4 Services | Sean Hobbs

Sean Hobbs

Head of Program Management

Sean has worked closely with every aspect of our industry. As the head of programs, he is used to managing programs for all branches of the U.S. military, as well as commercial flight simulation training worldwide. His in-depth knowledge of visual simulation has taken Sean around the world. Sean is well known within the industry and regularly attends I/ITSEC, EATS, WATS, ITEC, and FSEMC, and on occasion has even shared his passion speaking at these conferences.

A Floridian, Sean likes to play golf when he is not blogging with visual groups.

Q4 Services | Don Petersen

Don Petersen

Head of Sales

With more than 25 years of sales experience, Don has diverse industry experience with tier one Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) including the Aircraft and Marine industries. Don’s time with Textron TRU Simulation + Training and Bell Helicopter exposed him firsthand to aviation product innovation and the critical training needs of the military and commercial world. Don is highly experienced in representing next generation flight, driver, maintenance and procedure training.

Don attended Florida State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Marketing. Don is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and enjoys outdoor sports and coaching championship youth sports teams.

Q4 Services | Robert Burrows

Robert Burrows

Financial Controller

Rob brings more than 30 years’ experience in financial and operational roles with a wide variety of public and private businesses. The companies have operated in the software, consumer products, retail and telecommunications industries. Rob provides strategic leadership and a hands-on approach to the finance, accounting, and purchasing departments of Q4.

Rob earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Virginia then went on to earn an Master’s of Business Administration in Management and Marketing from Rollins College’s Crummer Business School.