Chuck Grindstaff - Executive Chairman

Chuck GrindstaffChuck Grindstaff is executive chairman of Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division

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 serves 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 his 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 in 2011 also assumed the role of CEO until his appointment as executive chairman in 2016.

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 their children Gillian, Abigail and Russell.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over 15 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with its customers to provide industry software solutions that help companies everywhere achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by making real the innovations that matter. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

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