Manish Kumar is the new CEO of SolidWorks: Dassault Systemes
French 3D Experience major Dassault Systemes reinforces its commitment to the SolidWorks user community and the mainstream market through strategic leadership evolutions.
Manish Kumar has been promoted as the CEO of SolidWorks, its vast portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications that has a significant number of users in India. The company also announced that Gian Paolo Bassi, current CEO of Solidworks, will lead its 3D Experience Works organization as Executive Vice President.
As CEO and Vice President of R&D SolidWorks, Kumar will spearhead the R&D and user community relationship, and accelerate SolidWorks adoption.
With his additional role as CEO, Kumar will spearhead the tight relationships between R&D and the brand’s vibrant community of users, and accelerate the adoption of the continuously expanding SolidWorks portfolio, the company said during its annual ‘3D Experience World 2022‘ event late on Monday.
Kumar was earlier the Vice President of research and development at SolidWorks and played a key role in the development of SolidWorks product and technology strategies.
He joined the SolidWorks R&D team in 1998 as a software developer. He was a key contributor to early development in various areas such as translators, surfacing, modeling, sketching, assembly, weldments, sheet metal, and drawings.
“It is due to the talented work of Gian Paolo and Manish that 3D Experience Works has grown so large that it now requires a dedicated executive leading it into 2022 and beyond,” said Philippe Laufer, Executive Vice President, Global Brands, Dassault Systemes.
Meanwhile, Bassi will lead an extensive organization dedicated to the continued growth of 3D Experience Works and to maximizing the value delivered to the mainstream innovation space.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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