Monthly Archives: March 2017


METECS is excited to welcome Yan Zhao to the team!  Yan received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science in 2005 from Harbin Institute of Technology in China.  Before joining METECS, he worked as a C++ compiler developer at the University of Houston and developed intermediate representation (IR) language in the Clang compiler.  He also worked as a C++ developer in Fidelis-Group to develop a simulation engine.  He is an expert in C/C++ languages, and has published two books about each of them.  In addition, he translated two other C++ language books from English to Chinese.  Welcome aboard, Yan!

METECS at ConExpo

METECS is happy to be collaborating with Ditch Witch at ConExpo in Las Vegas this week to showcase our Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) training simulators.  We are demoing Virtual Reality (VR) enabled training simulators in the Ditch Witch booth and also at ConExpo’s all new Tech Experience area.  “We are excited about our collaboration with Ditch Witch on the HDD simulators and to be with them here at ConExpo. Their commitment to training and to the success of their customers is very impressive.” said John MacLean who is the founder and president of METECS.

If you are interested in HDD training or simply want to check out the latest in training technology please stop by and see us at the show.  The Tech Experience showcase is also well worth seeing – lots of great demos and new technologies.

You can also visit our page to find a video overview of our commercially available HDD simulator. For purchase and support of the HDD simulator please locate your nearest Ditch Witch dealer at



VR enabled Horizontal Directional Drilling simulator in the Tech Experience area.






The Ditch Witch VR Simulator is drawing big crowds at ConExpo in Las Vegas.