Vizitech USA is a digital education and training company specializing in interactive 3D Technology, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality learning and training programs. We take complex concepts and processes and recreate them virtually for an interactive, safe learning experience.
Vizitech President Stewart Rodeheaver, a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, started the company after realizing the military needed a better way to train young recruits. After writing to the Army Senior Leadership, General Rodeheaver studied AR, VR, and 3D technology and discovered that these interactive learning methods absolutely focused on the “Screenagers” we were recruiting and training. Using these highly focused platforms increased training effectiveness, reduced time on task, and dramatically reduced the time and costs needed to establish new skills in our students greatly improved training outcomes.
After several years of working exclusively on military projects, the company expanded to include education and civilian training. Today, our clients include school districts across the southeast, commercial clients, and government clients, as well as continuing to serve our nation’s military.
Brigadier General (ret.) Stewart Rodeheaver served in the U.S. Army for 38 years. His tours included Central America, North Africa, and the Middle East, encompassing a three-year command tour of Task Force Lightning. While in Iraq he commanded 50 percent of the city of Baghdad and all of southern Iraq, including the Triangle of Death and the Syrian border.
He earned several Awards for Excellence for his units and commands due to his focus on experiential learning and adding virtual, problem-based learning to the Army training program. This experience became the catalyst for founding Vizitech USA.
Rodeheaver was born and raised in Forsyth, Georgia and is a 1970 graduate of Mary Persons High School. He was the first person in his family to graduate high school and attend college. He graduated from Mercer University in 1985 with a degree in business management. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, where he earned a master’s degree in international business relations.
Rodeheaver has been awarded the Legion of Merit medal five times, Bronze Star Medal with the “V” device, Meritorious Service Medal five times, Army Commendation Medal seven times, and numerous other awards.
As Vizitech’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Carroll Lastinger leads a team of technologists in the creation of innovative 3D lessons and training programs. Before joining Vizitech in 2011, his roles included Chief Technology Officer and Chief Scientist at N4D, Chief Scientist at 3DH, and Director of Information Technology at NetBOA.
He received two undergraduate degrees in aeronautics/flight engineering and jet propulsion/aircraft powerplant technology from the College of the Air Force. He received his Doctor of Science degree from Emmanuel University. Dr. Lastinger served as an airline pilot for American International Airways and an instructor flight engineer for the U.S. Air Force.
He is an active member of InfraGard, an official civilian detachment of the FBI defending the technology infrastructure of the U.S. Dr. Lastinger holds the patent for 3D-HoloProjection, which provides a virtual, interactive, and immersive learning and training experience.
Dr. Lastinger has received numerous awards for his achievements and has worked with the film industry as a 3D consultant. He is a member of the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the International Mind Brain Educational Society.