XVR Simulation was founded in 2000 by Steven Lohman and Martijn Boosman. Since then, we have expanded to a user group of over 300 organisations in more than 50 countries all around the world.
Mission AND vision
We believe in enhancing the competence and expertise of safety, emergency and incident response professionals with simulation. We do this by creating flexible, reliable and user-friendly programs where learning is key and the instructor is in control. Every program offers an immersive learning environment for all levels of incident command, to be used in both single and multi-agency exercises.
XVR Simulation is the world’s leading developer of simulation technology with over 300 educators in 50 countries worldwide using XVR to train over 150.000 incident responders every year. XVR’s main user groups are schools and training centres in the fire & rescue services, police and ambulance services.
A short introduction to the people leading XVR Simulation
Joost Beerthuis has been working for XVR Simulation since 2010. After graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Joost Beerthuis earned an MBA. After his role as Chemical Adviser at Havenbedrijf Rotterdam, Joost first became the General Manager Safety Division at Draeger Netherlands, and then CEO Falck Netherlands among others Falck Nutec, Falck Risc. He is responsible for guiding the day-to-day business and for the organisational growth of XVR Simulation.
Steven Lohman studied business economics in Amsterdam. After his graduation, he worked in Geneva with the Disaster Management Training Program (OCHA) of the United Nations. He then returned to the Netherlands for a position as manager for an international conference on disaster management, organised by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.
After completing his studies in Fiscal Economics at Tilburg University, Jouke worked for a number of years as a tax advisor. After that, Jouke was responsible for the family office of a wealthy Dutch family for almost 16 years. During his time there, Jouke got acquainted with XVR and his enthusiasm for XVR arose. As CFO, Jouke is eager to contribute to the further growth of XVR.
About XVR Simulation
At XVR Simulation, we develop digital training environments to help emergency services better themselves at managing incidents. We take pride in being in close contact with our users. We work together to improve their training efforts, help them if they need it, and most importantly, we listen to them. The relationship we have established with our users over the years has proven vital in becoming market leader.
Everyone working at XVR Simulation firmly believes in maintaining this relationship with our users. Moreover, we work the same way amongst ourselves. We work together, help each other out, and listen to one another to make sure we develop the best possible simulation software. All our employees are encouraged to take on responsibilities and figure it out together.
History of XVR
XVR Simulation (E-Semble back then) was founded in 2000. “Starting in a living room, we set the framework we wanted to build: a practical, user-friendly tool that could be used by an instructor to visualise his own scenario”. With that formula, we have expanded to a user group of over 300 organisations in more than 50 countries all around the world.
See the video to the right for a quick breakdown of those first 15 years.
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