"Leveling the Playing Field: How Mid-Size Manufacturers Can Compete in a Global Economy" - Joe Costello, Chairman and CEO, think3

During the past several weeks, MCADWeekly has highlighted some of the challenges currently facing small-to-medium size U.S.-based manufacturers. The feedback we received on this coverage was extensive - thank you all for sharing your insights and concerns. As a keynote speaker for MCADCafe's upcoming VirtualMCAD 2003 trade show, scheduled for October 14th -16th, think3 CEO Joe Costello will share his thoughts on this timely topic, in his presentation, "Leveling the Playing Field: How Mid-Size Manufacturers Can Compete in a Global Economy." So, stay tuned. And in the meantime, for readers who would like to contribute further to this discussion, we have established a forum on this subject and welcome your thoughts and opinions. To join the discussion, click here!

"Leveling the Playing Field: How Mid-Size Manufacturers Can Compete in a Global Economy"

- Joe Costello, Chairman and CEO, think3

Joseph B. Costello is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of think3. Joseph is highly regarded for his business acumen and bold moves in the high-tech industry. Before taking over the helm at think3, Costello served as president and CEO of Cadence Design Systems Inc. for more than a decade, where he built it into a billion dollar software company. Under his leadership, Cadence became the world's leading supplier of EDA software and services and one of the top ten largest software vendors in the world. In 1997, Chief Executive magazine named Costello the top performing CEO of all publicly traded companies in North America and Upside magazine included him in its "Elite 100" list of top executives leading the digital revolution.

Costello also currently serves as chairman of Barcelona Design, BravoBrava!, Catena Networks, NextNet Wireless, Soliloquy Learning and Zamba (NASDAQ: ZMBA), and is on the board of Santa Cruz Networks.

Costello holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics from Harvey Mudd College, and master's degrees in physics from Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley.

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