Major Account Executive
ESI North America
You can usually find me at an airport or spending time with my wife and 3 kids at home in Rhode Island. I currently make a living by helping a few large manufacturing customers to deploy ESI‘s virtual reality, acoustic, and manufacturing simulation software solutions.
This blog contains my professional thoughts as a veteran of the CAE industry. The opinions expressed here are my own, however, and should not be attributed to ESI-Group or ESI North America.
Prior to ESI, I worked with Modelon to promote upfront usage of 1D systems simulation powered by Modelica and FMI.
Prior to joining Modelon, I was working on a business plan to bring systems simulation to the cloud with a Silicon Valley startup, CyDesign Labs.
Prior to joining CyDesign, I was helping one of the 10 original software companies, MSC Software, to prepare for an exciting charge into its next 50 years of existence.
Prior to joining MSC, I helped grow market awareness of 3D Direct Modeling with SpaceClaim. Such history-free design tools help bridge the often-painful gap between CAE tools and traditional, history-based CAD tools. Therefore, you’ll see more of a focus on optimizing the geometry step of the CAE process in my 2008-2010 era posts.
Prior to joining SpaceClaim in late 2008, I spent 9 years defining the “Upfront” CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) category with Blue Ridge Numerics and its groundbreaking CFdesign simulation tool. So, most of my 2007-2008 era posts deal more with the best ways to implement upfront CAE with multi-tasking, non-specialist, “Joe Sixpack” engineers.
I welcome your questions, comments, and ideas anytime. Please email, call, or post a comment to any of my articles or podcasts for an open discussion.