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Grindstaff first joined the company in 1978 when it was known as Unigraphics Solutions, holding a variety of R&D positions during his first decade with the organization. He subsequently left the company to serve as president and CEO of Waveframe Corp., which developed and manufactured digital signal processing systems for high-end motion picture applications. He was awarded a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Motion Picture Academy of the Arts and Sciences for this groundbreaking work and its long-term impact on the industry.
Upon his return to the company in 1994, Grindstaff took over leadership of the Unigraphics product business unit before assuming a broader role as vice president of Unigraphics products and operations in 2000. In 2001, Unigraphics merged with Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC) to form the PLM business later known as UGS, which Siemens acquired and re-branded as Siemens PLM Software in 2007. In October 2010 Mr. Grindstaff was appointed president and also retains his position as Chief Technology Officer for the organization. In October 2011 he assumed the role of CEO.
Grindstaff received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Pomona College in Claremont, California.
He enjoys skiing, sailing, cycling and hiking. Grindstaff lives in Dallas with his wife, Randi, and children Gillian, Abigail and Russell.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of PLM software and services with nine million licensed seats and more than 77,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver 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.
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