MSC.Software Appoints Glenn Wienkoop President And COO

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software Corp. (OTC: MNSC), the leading global provider of Virtual Product Development (VPD) solutions, including simulation software and services, today announced the appointment of Glenn Wienkoop as president and chief operating officer. Mr. Wienkoop will be responsible for company operations including marketing and product development.

Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, MSC.Software said, "Glenn is an extremely accomplished enterprise software executive with 25 years of experience increasing shareholder value. Along with a proven track record transforming companies to enterprise solutions providers, Glenn has led the turnaround of four major companies as their COO. We have worked together at two companies prior to MSC creating industry leading companies and improving business execution and market share. With the addition of this industry leader, the new MSC team is now assembled and focused on becoming the undisputed leader in VPD solutions to improve shareholder value."

Mr. Wienkoop joins MSC.Software from BDNA Corporation where he served as the president and chief operating officer. Mr. Wienkoop has held the position of president and chief operating officer at Portal Software where he was responsible for all company operations and the development of a new enterprise corporate strategy. He served as president and chief operating officer at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC) prior to its acquisition by EDS in 2001. During his tenure at SDRC he led the transformation from a packaged software provider to an integrated enterprise solutions provider with Teamcenter becoming the PLM leader ultimately resulting in SDRC's acquisition. Before SDRC Mr. Wienkoop was the division president at Cognex Corporation. He also held several executive positions at Honeywell-Measurex Corporation including division president, executive vice president of marketing and engineering, vice president corporate business development, and vice president of sales and services. Mr. Wienkoop completed executive programs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology and Stanford University. He holds an MBA from the University of West Florida and a masters and bachelors degree in engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

"I am very enthusiastic about joining MSC.Software and working with Bill again," said Glenn Wienkoop. "My immediate goals are to ensure that plans are in place to complete our transition to a customer and market driven enterprise solutions provider and to deliver increased value to our customers and stakeholders. MSC is uniquely positioned as the leader in the growing market of VPD solutions and I look forward to helping the company achieve greater success."

Mr. Wienkoop's new position is effective immediately. He will be based at MSC.Software's corporate headquarters in Santa Ana, CA.

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (OTC: MNSC) is the leading global provider of virtual product development (VPD) solutions including simulation software and services that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software and services. MSC.Software employs more than 1400 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.

CONTACT: Investors, Joanne Keates, Vice President, Investor Relations,
+1-714-444-8551, Email Contact, or Catherine Meek, Manager
Corporate Communications, +1-714-445-5647, Email Contact,
both of MSC.Software Corp.

Web site: http://www.mscsoftware.com/




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