CIMdata Announces Manufacturing Consulting Practice

Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 1, 2012—CIMdata, the leading global PLM management consulting and research firm, announces the formation of its newest business practice, enhancing CIMdata’s long-time focus on the importance of manufacturing as part of the complete product lifecycle.

Peter Bilello, President of CIMdata, announced that Mr. Jeanne Naysmith will lead the creation and delivery of CIMdata’s offerings for end users and solution providers as its Manufacturing Practice Manager. CIMdata is known for its Numerical Control (NC) Market Analysis Report (MAR), now in its twenty first year documenting the market results and industry practices in computer-aided manufacturing. “We at CIMdata are very happy to add Jeanne to our team to expand our work in this vital domain,” stated Alan Christman, CIMdata’s Chairman and long-time manager of the NC MAR research. Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata’s Director of Research, continued, “Mr. Naysmith’s domain expertise and recent experience in market assessment and technology development will help us extend and enhance our coverage of the NC market and other related manufacturing domains, such as digital manufacturing, and the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) space.”

Mr. Naysmith is a senior executive with extensive domestic and international P&L experience in software and services companies in the mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) industries, including management positions at the Ford Motor Company, CIMLINC, Applicon, and Computervision. Mr. Naysmith attended David Lipscomb College and the University of Michigan.

With this new manufacturing practice, CIMdata will now offer a complete portfolio of products and services for both users and developers of NC and other manufacturing applications, including management consulting, market research and analysis, webinars, solution assessment, and best practices education.

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding more than 28 years ago, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922. Fax: +1 (734) 668-1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0) 23 568-9385. Fax: +31 (0) 23 568-9111.


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