Cirrus Design Selects Fishbowl Solutions and EAC as Partners for PTC® Product Development System Initiative

EAC and Fishbowl deploy Windchill® PDMLink™ at Cirrus Design

Minneapolis, MN – May 28, 2008: Fishbowl Solutions and EAC Product Development Solutions announced today that Cirrus Design, the world's leading innovator of single-engine, piston-powered aircraft, selected Fishbowl and EAC to deploy the PTC Product Development System (PDS). Cirrus Design, a long time user of PTC Pro/ENGINEER®, Mathcad® and IsoDraw®, expanded their PTC solution footprint this past December with their production deployment of PTC PDS for their entire product design and data management initiatives.

The PTC Product Development System provides a single, integrated platform that supports the complex product development environment at Cirrus. All software and services for Cirrus’ project were purchased through Fishbowl and EAC.As with most large PDM projects, data migration coupled with data quality were a big concern for Cirrus as they considered a move to PTC PDS. Cirrus had data residing in Pro/INTRALINK®, network folders, Access databases, and more. Fishbowl was able to leverage their linkTools™ product suite to help migrate files and adjust metadata to enrich the data sets during the actual migration. Having these value added solutions combined with Fishbowl and EAC’s expertise with PTC Windchill solutions allowed the project to stay on time and under budget.

“Cirrus is committed to leading the general aviation industry with safe, high customer value and thoroughly engineered, personal aircraft,” said Patrick Waddick, Senior Vice President, Cirrus Design Corporation. “The PTC Product Development System provides a single, integral platform that delivers the capabilities needed to successfully meet the challenges of an increasingly complex product development environment and achieve our business objectives. We look forward to further leveraging the system capability, especially for external design collaboration, as we continue our rapid growth.”“Fishbowl and EAC were a great asset to our implementation efforts,” said Marc Hendrickson, CAE / CM Manager and PDM Project Manager at Cirrus Design. “Cirrus is an incredible company and one of our long time customers. They have revolutionized general aviation and continue to bring tremendous innovation to their market. We were honored to have them extend our partnership and deepen their usage of PTC and Fishbowl products and services,” stated Rick Passolt, Fishbowl Solutions PTC Business Development Manager. “As far as Fishbowl and EAC, our partnership is having success in the marketplace because we are executing on our mission to ‘Exceed Our Customer’s Expectations’ and our unique solutions allow us to deliver more value to our customers as part of their implementation.”

“We see this partnership with Cirrus as mutually beneficial,” said Thane Hathaway, President & CEO of EAC. “Cirrus is reputed as an industry trailblazer, making our contributions all the more exciting and challenging. We’re confident the PTC Product Development System combined with EAC and Fishbowl’s unswerving devotion to success will result in initiatives and products that continually outperform Cirrus’ competition.“

About Cirrus Design

Cirrus Design Corporation was founded in 1984 with a dream to design and build affordable airplanes that deliver greater control, more comfort, and unprecedented levels of safety. Today, Cirrus is the world's leading innovator of single-engine, piston-powered aircraft. In fact, for the last five years Cirrus’ SR22 has been the world's best selling airplane in its class. For more information please visit

About Fishbowl Solutions

Fishbowl Solutions (, founded in 1999, is differentiated by its unparalleled industry and technology expertise; its solid reputation for on-time delivery, value-added results and enhanced ROI; and its clear-thinking, accountable and knowledgeable people. Fishbowl Solutions’ areas of expertise include: PTC’s Pro/INTRALINK®, Pro|ENGINEER®, Pro/TOOLKIT®, Pro/INTRALINK ® Toolkit and Windchill® software solutions, as well as being a Gold Level member of the PTC PartnerAdvantage™ Program; Oracle® (formerly Stellent) content management software solutions; and its own software solutions to web-enable manufacturing information and automate engineering processes.

About EAC Product Development Solutions

EAC Product Development Solutions (EAC) is a company dedicated to providing the manufacturing, engineering and design industries with a single resource for complete product development solutions. EAC provides software, consulting, training, hardware, implementations and engineering services addressing all aspects of the product development process. EAC is committed to helping manufacturing companies leverage proven technologies and practices to become more efficient and competitive in the global market place. For more information visit


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