The DiSTI Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed John Hayward as Chief Executive Officer. Hayward, an experienced leader in the realm of training and simulation, will bring his unique experience and strong leadership to further DiSTI's growth.
"The Board is unanimous in our confidence that John Hayward is the right person to build upon DiSTI's current momentum," said Chairman of the Board John Regazzi. "Throughout his career, John has demonstrated the type of seasoned leadership and experience required to grow DiSTI's market presence, while continuing to deliver the exceptional value our clients have come to expect."
Before joining The DiSTI Corporation, Hayward held several senior leadership roles at TRU Simulation + Training, including Senior Vice President and General Manager. As one of TRU Simulation + Training's executives responsible for new business development and operational execution for Government Solutions, Hayward helped advance the Company's growth strategy by building and leading strong teams around him. Before TRU, Hayward worked as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Textron Systems Support Solutions. In these roles and for much of his career, Hayward has been focused and successful in training pilots and vehicle operators for commercial and military applications.
In John's role as DiSTI CEO, he will directly oversee all of the company's business segments and direct its strategic growth. Responsibilities that include maximizing the market presence of VE Studio, the organization's virtual development training platform.
DiSTI's most recent significant wins include the U.S. Army's Family of Maintenance Trainers (FMT) prototype program as well as the C-RAM II Operator and Maintenance Trainer.