Ronald W. Hovsepian Named to ANSYS Board of Directors
Released : 29 Feb 2012
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS) today announced that Ronald W. Hovsepian, president, CEO and director of IntraLinks, Inc., has been appointed to the ANSYS Board of Directors.
"We enthusiastically welcome Ron to the ANSYS Board of Directors. His extensive experience in technology and software industries as a chief executive officer, senior manager and venture capital investor position him well to significantly contribute and provide guidance, particularly across the areas of sales, marketing and product development," said Peter J. Smith, chairman of the board.
At IntraLinks, Hovsepian is responsible for leading the company's growth as a global provider of cloud-based solutions for securely exchanging and managing mission-critical information enabling inter-enterprise collaboration. Before joining IntraLinks in 2011, he was president and CEO of Novell, Inc., a global provider of IT solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux®-based operating platforms. Prior to joining Novell, Hovsepian held management and executive positions at IBM Corporation throughout a 17-year period, including worldwide general manager of IBM's distribution industries, and manager of global hardware and software development, sales, marketing and services designed for that industry. During his overall 28-year career, Hovsepian served as managing director with venture capital firms Bear Stearns Asset Management and Internet Capital Group.
"It's an honor to join the ANSYS board and share the company's vision for Simulation-Driven Product Development™. As business pressures rise to deliver innovative, high-quality products to the marketplace, ANSYS® engineering simulation solutions play an increasingly important role in customers' product development processes," said Hovsepian. "I am honored to now be part of the convergence of engineering simulation software and high- performing computing advances."
Hovsepian also serves as non-executive chairman of the Ann Taylor Corporation. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College.
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ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations ― no matter their industry ― to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs over 2700 professionals, many of them expert in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, embedded software, system simulation and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries.
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