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Tony Affuso is chairman of the board of Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division. Affuso joined the company when it was known as Unigraphics Solutions Inc. in 1992, becoming CEO in 2000. In 2001, EDS, which was a majority shareholder in Unigraphics Solutions, acquired all outstanding shares of the company and merged it with the recently acquired Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC). The merger formed a PLM line of business known as UGS PLM Solutions where Affuso continued on as president and CEO.
In May 2004, Affuso guided the company through another evolution as the private equity group of Bain Capital, Silver Lake Partners and Warburg Pincus acquired UGS PLM Solutions and changed its name to UGS.
In May 2007, Siemens AG acquired UGS, changed the company's name to Siemens PLM Software and made it part of its Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) division (now the Siemens Industry Sector).
After earning his Bachelor of Science degree at Rochester Institute of Technology, Affuso began his career as a design engineer. He developed custom manufacturing automation systems for IBM and Cogar Corp.
Affuso serves on the board of Southern Methodist University’s School of Engineering in Dallas. He also enjoys bicycling, fishing and equity investing in his free time. He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Lorraine.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 7 million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation and building technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. In fiscal 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, revenue from continuing operations of the Industry Sector (excluding Osram) totaled around €30.2 billion. At the end of September 2010, Siemens Industry Sector had around 164,000 employees worldwide without consideration of Osram. www.siemens.com/industry
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