"John has been tracking the emergence of new technologies. Now that these technologies have matured and can be easily deployed, we felt it was time to integrate them into our product offerings," said William M. Gascoigne, CoCreate CEO. "John has strong technical grounding in both software and engineering. With his long history of developing successful engineering products, he is the ideal person to guide this process."
Alpine is taking a pragmatic approach to his new duties. "A CTO should be hands-on," he said. "I won't be sitting at my desk making pretty slides about strategies that never get off the ground. I'm here to drive our technology and product strategy in a way that produces tangible, short term results for our customers."
Through his work with CoCreate Software, Hewlett-Packard Company, and EEsof Inc., Alpine has more than 16 years of experience at directing software development across globally dispersed teams. Before coming to CoCreate, he directed research and development for Hewlett-Packard's Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) framework and design environment section. Prior to this, he managed the simulator frameworks group for EEsof. Alpine gained his engineering experience with Hughes Aircraft, where he spent six years as an engineer in electronics design.
CoCreate produces CAD and collaboration software to help companies design products, share ideas, and manage data. Our OneSpace Designer CAD products include 2D drafting, 3D modeling and data management tools. Our OneSpace Collaboration products let people interactively share documents, 2D drawings and 3D designs online -- whether those designs were created with CoCreate's CAD systems or those of other companies.
CoCreate products foster innovation and communication across the extended development team, empowering people with various interests, skills and talents to join together to explore ideas and to make more rapid and better decisions.
CoCreate can be found in more than 30 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://www.cocreate.com/ .
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