The award recognizes alumni of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering who have made significant contributions to their profession, Georgia Tech, or society in general. Recipients are widely recognized for their professional and personal success, their active involvement in engineering or management, and the distinction they bring to Georgia Tech, which is ranked 4th out of all U.S. engineering schools by US News & World Report.
Rangan, who completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1990, specializing in engineering information management, will receive the award during a ceremony on November 7, 2008.
The Georgia Tech award is the most recent of several industry acknowledgments of Rangan’s leadership. Earlier this year, he was named as the 2008-2009 Chair of the Executive Steering Committee of the Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) Division of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He served as Conference Chair for the ASME CIE Conference 2008 held in New York in August.
Rangan has published extensively, and organized symposia, panels and tutorials in the areas of business process modeling, systems architecture, design automation, and information/knowledge management. Rangan is a founding member of the ASME's JCISE editorial board, and a reviewer for several journals.
During more than two decades in the engineering field, Rangan has served as CTO of Centric Software and Product Sight Corporation, a company he co-founded to address process-aware product lifecycle applications for the PLM market. At Product Sight, which was acquired by Centric in 2005, Rangan was a key player in the definition, evolution and deployment of the Centric MultiSight and Centric InSight application suites.
“Centric’s leadership in PLM is built on the vision and leadership of the people who strive to bring the best technology to our solutions, and Ravi epitomizes those efforts,” said Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric Software. “We are proud of this recognition of the leadership and guidance Ravi has provided to the engineering community. We’re equally proud of the dedication and vision he brings to bear on solving our customers’ problems as a member of the Centric team.”
About Centric Software, Inc.
Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) for fast moving consumer goods industries. Centric solutions enable companies to speed new products to market, drive margin improvement, and improve global collaboration and compliance. Designed specifically to meet the needs of the apparel and private-label industries, Centric leverages proven, next-generation internet-based technology. Centric’s Product Intelligence technology enables team members and partners to securely access the information they need to improve global collaboration, execution, and business performance. Global enterprises including Artsana, Best Buy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Coleman, Kiewit, Le Coq Sportif, Moen, Timex and United Stationers use Centric's solutions to achieve top line revenue growth and cost reductions. For more information on Centric Software, visit www.centricsoftware.com.
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