Enterprise Software Veteran to Lead MSC.Software's Marketing Organization
"As MSC further strengthens its senior management team, I am very pleased to announce Andrew Meyer, a highly seasoned enterprise software executive, as our new vice president of corporate marketing," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, MSC.Software. Andy's track record of enterprise software accomplishments bring a new level of expertise to his role at MSC and will drive our objective of becoming the market-driven, leading enterprise VPD solutions provider. His wealth of marketing knowledge and strategic insight of the enterprise software industry further expands the collective skill set of the new MSC executive team and I am pleased to have a proven industry leader join us in this important corporate role."
Mr. Meyer has over 20 years of senior marketing and management experience with software and technology-based companies. He joins MSC from Worksoft where he served as vice president of marketing. During his tenure, he successfully led product strategy, product management as well as marketing communications. Prior to Worksoft, Andrew spent four years at Websense as their vice president of marketing where as a senior member of the management team they became the dominant leader in their market -- growing revenue from $17 million in 1999 to more than $110 million in 2003. His tenure also included the introduction of a business model that led to one of the most successful IPOs of 2000. His prior experience includes serving as vice president and general manager of the manufacturing systems division and vice president product marketing for Epicor Software. Andrew was also the director of product marketing at Sales Technologies and Scientific-Atlanta. Mr. Meyer began his career as a mechanical engineer for McDermott International. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
"With more than twenty years of senior management experience in the software industry, Andy will be responsible for the company's worldwide marketing program and will focus on delivering the next generation of enterprise analysis and simulation management solutions to market," said Glenn Wienkoop, president and chief operating officer, MSC.Software. "Andy has the experience, breadth and vision that will help drive the marketing organization to new heights as we lead MSC to become a world-class provider of integrated enterprise VPD solutions. I'm confident that this addition will accelerate MSC's market leadership and further capitalize on the solid momentum our business has demonstrated. Andy is a strong and very welcome addition to MSC."
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software (OTC: MNSC) is the leading global provider of virtual product development solutions, including simulation software and services, that helps 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, services and systems. 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.
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