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Virtual Reality Software Company Growing, Hiring in East Hartford

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Kristin Bodner, marketing and sales executive at VRSim, Inc., demonstrates the SimSpray virtual reality device. (Patrick Raycraft)

EAST HARTFORD — It took a dozen years for VRSim to become an overnight success.

VRSim, a software company that creates virtual reality and desktop-based interactive training exercises, started out doing custom engineering simulations for defense contractors, particularly divisions of United Technologies Corp.

Matthew Wallace, the company’s CEO, began his involvement with VRSim as an investor and didn’t become an active influence until 10 years ago.

He said he came in to execute a financial turnaround, with help from Leslie Solomon, a turnaround specialist who joined the company full time in January after years of consulting and financial support.

Read More at the Hartford Courant