Randy Ochs Brings Extensive Industry Experience To 3D Visualization Company
SAN FRANCISCO, CA June 09, 2003——Actify, the leader in client-server design visualization and collaboration solutions for the high tech, industrial automation and discrete manufacturing industries, today announced the appointment of Randy Ochs as president and Chief Executive Officer. Ochs, who brings over 20 years of experience in field operations, sales management and marketing in CAD/CAM, supply chain management and product lifecycle management (PLM), was chosen to lead Actify’s new strategy to deliver best of breed design visualization solutions across the supply chain and increase the company’s leadership position in the 3D visualization space.
“The Actify Board is extremely confident of Randy’s ability to lead the company to the next level of market awareness and penetration”, said Jeffrey Pfeffer, Actify board member and the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. “His knowledge and enthusiasm for Actify, combined with his proven leadership skills and multi-faceted experience in international business, operations and sales, will be critical as the company continues to form new business alliances and extend its partnerships throughout the world”.
“Actify’s recent success in broadening its product offerings, its large customer base, worldwide channel sales strategy and a high level of customer satisfaction will position it to become the “Adobe Acrobat” standard for the 3D design visualization market in the near future,” said Ochs, Actify’s new president and CEO. “The strong customer loyalty and installed base are testimony to the potential Actify has for the future as it becomes a leader in visualization software.”
Ochs brings to Actify a track record of achievement, delivering exceptional results in growing both small and large technology companies. Prior to joining, Actify he served as vice president of Sales for Covigna. Before Covigna, Ochs held the position of vice president Western Region, for Agile Software, a public company with over 800 customers and the leader in PLM solutions for product and design collaboration. Ochs has also held senior management roles at Cardonet, PTC/InPart and Autodesk. As a past member of the Actify advisory board, Ochs’ vision for the company, combined with his industry knowledge were integral to the creation of the customer-focused business model Actify holds today.
Ochs’ sales and marketing responsibilities with such CAD companies as PTC/InPart, Autodesk and IBM/CADAM have included the development of a North America sales organization, including direct, inside sales and solution consulting. Ochs is well versed in channel sales, ISV relationships and international business.
Founded in 1996, Actify is the award-winning leader of client/server CAD viewing solutions for the discrete manufacturing industry in North America. Actify’s flagship SpinFire product line provides the lowest total cost of ownership with the highest scalability in quoting, estimating and manufacturing applications in its class. The Actify SpinFire solution is sold through authorized distributors and Value Added Resellers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Privately held, Actify is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and is funded by Tierra Del Orro.
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