Director, North American Sales
You can usually find me at an airport or spending time with my wife and 3 kids at home in Rhode Island. I’m a member of the CyDesign Labs team. CyDesign is an early stage innovator focused on enabling upfront, cloud-based MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineering), RM (Requirements Management), and DSE (Design Space Exploration) through a modern, customer-friendly SaaS business model. How’s that for a mouthful?
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 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.
Currently, I’m particularly intrigued by the market potential for a new breed of CAE tools that run “in the cloud” and are delivered on-demand with a SaaS business model.
I also occasionally write about other topics that interest me; including personal productivity, innovation, technology, and travel.
I welcome your questions, comments, and ideas anytime. Please email, call, or post a comment to any of my articles for an open discussion.