17 April 2015

Mentor Graphics Announces New Chief Human Resources Officer

WILSONVILLE, Ore., April 17, 2015 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the appointment of Paul Sale as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective May 7, 2015.  He will be responsible for organizational planning and development, talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, HR technology and employee training and development.

 “We are pleased to have Paul Sale join our senior management team,” said Gregory K. Hinckley, Mentor Graphics president. “His knowledge of the Mentor Graphics business, deep understanding of the sales and technical organizations and strong analytical background will prove a great asset in helping the company continue to optimize its productivity and profitability.” 

Most recently, Sale was the Global Head of Compensation and Benefits for Mentor Graphics.  He began at Mentor more than ten years ago in the finance organization, working in various roles within corporate reporting and financial planning and analysis before moving to the human resources department to lead sales compensation.  Prior to that he held positions at Con-Way, Inc. and KMPG  LLP as an auditor.

Sale holds an MBA from the Olin School of Management at Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Seattle Pacific University.

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Primary Contact

Suzanne Graham
503.685.7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com