January 10, 2011 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Dassault Systèmes, a provider of 3D and PLM solutions, recently announced that SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray has been named executive vice-president, Geographic Operations, and member of the Dassault Systèmes executive committee. In this newly created position, Ray will oversee the company’s geographies in order to empower the Dassault Systèmes local teams to serve customers’ and partners’ growing needs, and fully exploit the market growth potential.
Ray joined Dassault Systèmes in 2003 as chief operating officer for SolidWorks, and was appointed CEO of SolidWorks in 2007. Prior to his seven-year tenure at Dassault Systèmes, Ray held various senior executive positions in software and IT companies.
Bertrand Sicot will replace Ray as SolidWorks CEO. Sicot first joined Dassault Systèmes in 1997, where he was in charge of regional sales for SolidWorks in Europe. He then expanded the U.S. SolidWorks operations from 2004 to 2007, and since 2007 has been leading the SolidWorks global sales channel.