MSC.Software Announces Key Executive Promotions

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCS), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services, today announced several promotions of Company executives. These promotions are designed to re-affirm the support for the Company's strategic direction and in light of recently announced consolidations, are designed to drive MSC.Software's multi-discipline and enterprise simulation strategy.

Reza S. Sadeghi has been promoted to chief technology officer and senior vice president of product development, after 15 years with the Company in a variety of technical executive roles. He will continue to drive MSC.Software's core solver technology as the Company expands its multidiscipline offering. Mr. Sadeghi will continue to report to Glenn R. Wienkoop, president and chief operating officer.

Douglas W. Peterson has been promoted to senior vice president of product development after successfully launching MSC.Software's SimEnterprise product strategy. Mr. Peterson has held a variety of positions after coming to MSC.Software through the MDI acquisition and will continue to focus on the rapid evolution of MSC.Software's services oriented architecture and the related end-to-end products including SimDesigner, SimXpert and SimManager. Mr. Peterson will continue to report to Glenn Wienkoop.

Douglas W. Campbell has been promoted to vice president, general counsel from his previous position of vice president, deputy general counsel. Mr. Campbell came to MSC.Software from Kendle International Corporation where he held the position of vice president, general counsel and secretary. Mr. Campbell helped to establish the Company's legal department and manage its support of the Company's operations. He will continue to report to John A. Mongelluzzo, executive vice president of business administration, legal affairs and secretary.

Stephen S. Bodnar has been promoted to vice president of marketing and product management and has been given wider responsibility that includes product management and global marketing. He previously held the title of vice president of product management, coming to MSC.Software with more than 10 years experience in the PLM industry. Mr. Bodnar has worked closely with Mr. Peterson and Mr. Sadeghi to evolve MSC.Software's enterprise strategy. He will continue to report to Glenn Wienkoop.

"These promotions are indicative of the growing success of MSC.Software's new strategy and are in recognition of these key individuals as well as the teams that have supported them," said William J. Weyand, CEO and Chairman MSC.Software. "Their contributions to our business and our products have helped define and advance the enterprise simulation market."

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCS) is a leading global provider of enterprise simulation 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 1100 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including all statements relating to the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of MSC.Software products. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in technology, the end-user computing and analysis environment, implementation and support that meet evolving customer requirements, general industry trends and the impact of competitive products.

Furthermore, information provided herein, which is not historical in nature, are forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such forward-looking statements are based largely on management's expectations and are subject to and qualified by risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.

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