….Industry veteran now heads U.S. sales of TURBOdesign Suite and
expansion of turbomachinery engineering services.
NEW YORK – May 31, 2012 – Michael J. Dergance has been named vice president of sales and marketing of TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. (TDT), an aerodynamic and hydrodynamic turbomachinery design software and engineering services company and exclusive U.S. distributor of Advanced Design Technology’s (ADT) TURBOdesign Suite.
As vice president of sales and marketing, Dergance will apply his more than 30 years of leadership experience and global high-technology software business perspective to make fundamental changes at TDT and facilitate rapid growth. Dergance is responsible for all aspects of U.S. business development and ove photo rsees TDT’s marketing communications, lead generation and customer service activities.
“TDT has experienced promising results and rising interest in the TURBOdesign Suite following our 2011 launch in the U.S. market,” says Mehrdad Zangeneh, Ph.D., founder and managing director of ADT and TDT. “Michael's expertise and demonstrated leadership will enable us build on existing U.S. sales and expand our customer base, to bring 3D Inverse Design methodology and software to everyone involved in turbomachinery product development. We are privileged to welcome him to the TURBOdesign Technology management team."
Prior to joining TDT, Dergance was director of software sales for Concepts NREC, where he applied his experience to build the sales team and made fundamental changes to the organization, which resulted in tremendous growth. Dergance also was general manager for GE Inspection Technologies, Global Advanced Application Centers, servicing the aerospace, power generation, oil & gas and automotive industries. Just prior to that Dergance was vice president, North American sales for ANSYS, Inc., a leading international supplier of engineering analysis FEA software.
Dergance has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
He resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and will build TDT’s presence from his Austin location.
About TURBOdesign Technology, Inc.
Founded in 2011, TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. (TDT) provides turbomachinery design expertise and consulting and is the exclusive U.S. distributor for the Advanced Design Technology (ADT) turbomachinery design software, TURBOdesign Suite. TDT management has more than 20 years of experience in turbomachinery design and analysis over a broad range of applications, ranging from centrifugal pumps to axial turbine design. The company’s experience encompasses aero/hydrodynamic design of the rotating components, program management (clean-sheet design through testing), design tool development and CFD development and analysis. This experience allows TDT engineers to consider the over-all impact of aero/hydrodynamic changes to the costs and performances of entire machines. TURBOdesign Technology is headquartered in New York City. For more information, call 212- 837 7947 or go to: www.turbodesign-tech.com.
About Advanced Design Technology
Advanced Design Technology (ADT) is a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods, which not only helps shorten development time but also improves the performance of turbomachinery components. ADT’s aim is to put designers in direct control of the aerodynamic design and to considerably shorten the design time and time to market for a range of turbomachinery products. ADT’s clients, representing leading global players in the aerospace, automotive, power generation and marine fields, have achieved significant returns on investment in terms of reduction in design times, higher performance and ease of know-how transfer among different design teams and projects. For more information, call +44 (0) 20 7299 1170 or go to www.adtechnology.co.uk.
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