Comet Solutions Expands Customer-Facing Team to Capitalize on Growth

CINCINNATI, OH -- (Marketwire) -- Aug 31, 2012 -- Comet Solutions, Inc., the innovative provider of Comet® software for model-based concept engineering starting early in the product design cycle, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Brown as Vice President of Global Sales. Also recently hired to help achieve the company's sales targets were CAE veterans Don Bieniek, Director of U.S. Sales, and Charlie Sweeny, Senior Customer Applications Engineer. The new personnel are located in the company's Southfield, Michigan office.

Said Dan Meyer, President and CEO of Comet Solutions, "Earlier this year we closed an equity capital round for the purpose of expanding resources and activities in sales, marketing and customer support. Now we have recruited the right people to lead global and U.S. sales efforts. They will capitalize on our momentum demonstrated by recent new sales with customers like General Dynamics Land Systems in the U.S. and new partnerships including JSOL Corporation in Japan." Comet is not only building on its current customer base in the space systems, off-highway vehicle and high-speed rail industries but is driving into other vertical markets, such as automotive, aviation, defense and consumer products, both internationally and in the U.S.

Steve Brown, Vice President of Global Sales, comes from Dassault Systemes, where he led sales for North American Automotive. Prior to Dassault, Brown served in sales leadership roles at other PLM companies, including SDRC, MSC Software and CoCreate Software. "Comet Solutions is bringing a unique and disruptive solution to the Design Space Exploration studies with which all companies start new projects," Brown said. "Making the right decisions in this concept phase can determine if the project is right to market or ultimately profitable. Unfortunately, the vast majority of companies run out of time during this concept phase before developing a high degree of confidence in their design choice. Comet overcomes the challenge of highly siloed software environments and enables huge breakthroughs for companies to get the most out of their many simulation technologies and thus get the answers they need early in the design cycle."

Don Bieniek, as Director of U.S. Sales, brings to Comet 26 years of experience selling CAE, CAD and product data management software and professional services to the automotive, motor-sports, aerospace, and defense industries. Bieniek joins Comet from LMS North America, where he was Major Account Manager for Aerospace & Defense. Previously, he was Sales Account Executive with MSC Software.

Charlie Sweeny was hired as Senior Customer Applications Engineer to collaborate closely with customers and global partners to make them successful. Sweeny has more than 15 years experience in the application of CAE software to solve engineering needs in the automotive and government sectors. He joins Comet from recent customer support roles at Exa Corporation, BETA CAE Systems USA and Vanderplaats Research and Development. "Our commitment to accelerated growth in the U.S. is essential for our global success," he said. "We have hired outstanding individuals who are proven in the CAE industry, but also bring complementary skills for the vertical markets Comet is targeting."

About Comet Solutions, Inc.
Comet Solutions develops and markets a workspace for engineering teams to do rapid and robust design space exploration from concept discovery and selection through concept validation using a model-based engineering approach powered by proprietary Abstract Engineering Model® technology. Comet® software is a tool-open, extensible, vendor-neutral performance engineering workspace that enables multi-fidelity, multi-physics modeling and simulation. With Comet, companies can exploit the full potential of their existing CAD/CAE/PLM tools and explore more design alternatives, enabling the rapid development and delivery of more innovative, higher quality, and cost-effective products. For more about Comet Solutions' products, send email to Email Contact or visit the company's website at

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