Waymon Armstrong, CEO & president of Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS), announced that retired Colonel William P. (Bill) Canaley has been promoted to senior vice president of operations. A retired U.S. Army officer, Canaley is a government-certified program management professional with a portfolio of acquisition and operational achievements. In his new position, Canaley will oversee operations for the Orlando, Florida, and Huntsville, Alabama, offices and also lead the ECS ETSC team as they deliver training services and training technology solutions to military and civilians in contingency operations throughout the world.

After 32 years of military service, Canaley retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel from the Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) where he served as project lead in Field Operations. Familiar with the Team Orlando enterprise, he provided integrated training systems maintenance and sustainment and training services solutions for all branches of the United States military and multinational coalition forces at over 600 locations around the world. Additionally, his experience ranges from serving as the chief (colonel), Materiel Programs Division for the Army National Guard G8; to Functional Area (FA) 51 proponency officer (lieutenant colonel) of the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center; to assistant project manager (lieutenant colonel) for Reserve Component Training Systems for PM CATT, PEO-STRI; and chief, Resource and Acquisition Branch, in the Materiel Programs Division, Army National Guard G8.

Canaley holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cameron University and a master’s degree in management from Oakland City University. In addition, he is a Senior Service College graduate and Level 3 certified in program management.