Mr. Kawaguchi joins MSC.Software with 28 years of sales, marketing and management experience in the CAD/CAM/CAE, PLM, and enterprise software industries.
Previously Mr. Kawaguchi held the positions of president and representative director of think3 KK; executive director, manufacturing solution department of Autodesk KK; and, director, I-DEAS Sales and Marketing Department of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC) KK. Before SDRC, Mr. Kawaguchi was manager, mainframe computer sales department, manufacturing industry division of IBM Japan, Ltd.
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Toru Kawaguchi as president of MSC.Software Ltd.," said Bill Weyand, chief executive officer, MSC.Software. "He brings strong sales and management expertise to a team noted for their technical excellence. His extensive history of providing strong leadership; especially in executive level selling well prepares him to enable current and future MSC.Software customers to maximize use of their existing engineering products and also to drive business by promoting the benefits of enterprise simulation."
MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS) is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions 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, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1100 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.
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