Paulson Training Names Karen Paulson as President

Karen Paulson has been named as the new president of Paulson Training, Chester, Connecticut, and will succeed the outgoing president, Craig Paulson. Her new post makes her the first female president of the 40-year-old plastics training company, which was founded by her father, Donald C. Paulson.

After graduating from Quinnipiac College with a double major in math and computer science, Paulson began her professional career in the graphics department of Paulson Training. Here, she created animations and developed the study guides for Paulson’s interactive lessons. She since has worked in every facet of company operations – from accounting to technical support to office manager and recently as product and content developer managing and using specialized software to build the interactive training lessons. In short, she is and has been responsible for the features and delivery technologies Paulson customers experience in their online lessons. It is her goal to continue improving Paulson’s courses by exploring the latest available technologies.

“As I think about what’s important to the business, I’ll start with making sure our customers have direct, flexible access to our training and lab lessons. We just completed an update to our proprietary lab lesson platform called SkillBuilder™, which integrates each interactive lesson right into the courses. Before you had to go through the lessons and then open up another program to access the SkillBuilder lab portion,” explained Paulson. “Having this flexibility will make training more fluid on the plant floor. Our customers couldn’t be happier with our new improved feature.”

Paulson also said she is excited to launch the latest version of SimTech™, Paulson’s proprietary injection molding machine simulator. SimTech™ was developed by her father and her oldest brother, AI developer Chuck Paulson.

“My goal with SimTech is to get this dynamic simulation tool into every molding plant to revolutionize how companies train their employees,” Paulson said. “It’s a powerful way to train for a fraction of the cost of using actual molding machines.”

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