Mr. Favre will be responsible for continuing to drive the rapid adoption of MSC's products in the region while ensuring that users continue to receive the very highest level of support.
"Eric Favre is a great fit to assume responsibility for the Asia/Pacific market as he brings a wealth of regional and industry experience specific to MSC.Software's line of business," said Dominic Gallello, President and CEO, MSC.Software. "Over the past few years, MSC.Software has garnered greater market share and increased customer satisfaction in the Asia/Pacific region by putting the right teams on the ground to best serve the various markets. Favre's depth of technical knowledge and proven track record of effective execution should serve to further increase our footprint in the Asia/Pacific region."
Favre, who is based in Shanghai said, "My goal is to ensure that we are committed as a team to support our customers' virtual product development needs and give them the competitive advantages they need to be successful. The region holds enormous opportunity for MSC."
Favre brings to MSC.Software more than 20 years of industry experience with 16 years in the CAD/PLM business and over six years specifically in Asia/Pacific. Prior to MSC.Software's appointment, Favre was Vice President Asia/Pacific at Dassault Systemes, where he was responsible for managing the DELMIA (digital manufacturing) business. During his tenure at Dassault, Favre also oversaw the CATIA business across major regions in Asia.
Favre graduated as a mechanical engineer from one of the most famous Grandes Ecoles in France, Arts and Metiers (ENSAM). Favre began his career as a design engineer at Du Pont Engineering Polymers and later moved on to sales leadership positions at PTC and Tecnomatix. Favre spearheaded Tecnomatix's explosive business growth during his ten-year tenure and in 2003. He moved to Shanghai to assume the position of Vice President where he pioneered the business in Greater China while managing South Asia, significantly enlarging the business until the subsequent acquisition of Tecnomatix.
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