Meet our Senior Executive Team
Tim Wagler - Chief Executive Officer, President
Tim Wagler is the President and CEO of STIMULUS Engineering Services, Inc. Together with COO/Executive VP, Cary Bledsoe, Tim founded STIMULUS in 2007, and has been the visionary leader of the company ever since. As the Division Head for NSWC Crane’s Radar Technologies, and Deputy Division head of Surface Electronic Warfare (SEW), Tim gained first-hand experience with the Department of Defense while forming his vision for a company with a diverse customer base and a wide offering of services. With a B.S. in Electro-Optics from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and an A.S. in Laser/Electro-Optics from Vincennes University, Tim has a deep understanding of the technical engineering services STIMULUS provides, allowing him to create innovative solutions.
Cary Bledsoe - Chief Operations Officer, Executive Vice President
Cary Bledsoe is one of the founding partners of STIMULUS Engineering Services, Inc. In his role as Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President, Cary manages STIMULUS’ team of program managers and contract specialists. His career has spanned nearly 30 years, providing him with hands-on engineering and technical expertise, project management and team leading experience, and invaluable knowledge of the needs and requirements of STIMULUS customers. His background as a Branch Manager at NSWC Crane keeps him focused on providing high quality services to customers for the best price possible. Cary holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Rose Hulman, Institute of Technology and a Certificate in Public Management from IUPUI.
Terri Hollinden - Vice President of Talent
Terri Hollinden now serves as Vice President of Talent at STIMULUS, where she uses the full weight of her 25 years in industrial and manufacturing engineering, Six-Sigma/Lean training, and extensive management experience to attract and develop top-tier talent and lead the charge for total customer satisfaction. Terri has trained business leaders around the world and improved processes and management for companies across the country. A proud alumna of Purdue University, Terri holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. She is an expert in curriculum development, continual improvement strategies, manufacturing management, and team building. Her enthusiastic, results-driven leadership keeps STIMULUS committed to its most valuable asset: its people.
Mr. West joined the US Navy after graduating from high school. He served nearly six years until a service connected injury cut short a first career. Pivoting he has, for over 30 years, worked as a support contractor. He started out as a logistician supporting COMNAVAIRFOR Pacific and Atlantic and ultimately relocating to the Hampton Roads area in 1997 as a Senior Project Manager. A self-described loyalist, he has taken pride in the fact he has only worked for three companies throughout his career – luckily working for most of the same customers through the years while accepting ever challenging new roles within the companies. Since his hiring in August of 2015, as VP of Engineering and Technical Services he works to maintain the company’s successful support of NSWC Crane while developing relationships that will allow STIMULUS to expand its employee base geographically. Mr. West still resides in the Hampton Roads area with his wife and daughter; and with four grown sons and seven grandchildren all nearby.
Ms. Martin joined the Stimulus team in 2010 and has held multiple positions from working directly alongside the Crane Naval Base customer as an Operations Analyst, to Project Management, and then to her current position as the company’s Financial Controller. She takes pride in being performance driven and results oriented with over 10 years of professional experience and success in leading teams, financial reporting, and process improvement. Known for team leadership and diligence and driven attitude, has overseen continuous process improvement within the defense industry as well as in the distribution environment. Ms. Martin resides in the Bloomington area with her husband and son.