New executive will guide the company’s breakthrough growth worldwide
Novi, Mich., September 8, 2010 – Tata Technologies, a global leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO), Enterprise Solutions services, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) today announced the appointment of John Howaniec as President – PLM Solutions. In this position, Howaniec has responsibility for leading North American, European and Asia-Pacific PLM Solutions operations and reports directly to Warren Harris, Tata Technologies President and COO.
“John has an outstanding track record in building and directing operations of this scale. That experience is a valuable asset to Tata Technologies clients; as John and his team support them in their pursuit of their business goals and help them find solutions to the challenges of today’s competitive market,” Harris said, in making the announcement.
“I am truly excited about my opportunity to help Tata Technologies continue the evolution of PLM,” Howaniec said. “Tata Technologies brings world-class manufacturing companies the ability to quickly, and consistently, realize the business value of PLM through a focused global approach to leverage the technical and human assets required for innovation in product development and manufacturing.”
Howaniec brings to his role more than 20 years of executive leadership and sales management experience in this industry sector. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President - Americas Sales Operations at MSC Software. Before joining MSC, he was President and CEO of Cohesia, an early stage enterprise software company. Prior to Cohesia, Howaniec was regional president at EDS, where he was responsible for the sales, services, and marketing of the UGS PLM line of enterprise software products in the Americas. Prior to EDS, he held executive positions at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), including Vice President, Eastern Region Operations; Vice President of Operations, Metaphase Technology Division; and Regional manager of PDM sales.
Howaniec holds a BSME (Mechanical Engineering) from Bradley University, and an MBA (Finance) from Xavier University. His home office is at the Tata Technologies North American headquarters in Novi, Mich.
About Tata Technologies
Tata Technologies Limited, founded in 1989, is a global leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing and Product Development IT services to the global manufacturing industry. Tata Technologies, through its pragmatic approach to engineering and manufacturing processes, delivers best-in-class solutions for Product Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) and Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) to the world’s leading automotive and aerospace manufacturers and their suppliers.
Tata Technologies is headquartered in Singapore, with regional headquarters offices in the United States (Novi, Michigan), India (Pune) and the UK (Luton). The company has a combined global work force of more than 4,000 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit
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