PLANO, Texas UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle management (PLM) su bsidiary of EDS, today announced President and CEO Tony Affuso has been selected by the CAD Society, a non-profit industry association, to receive its 2004 Lead ership Award. The award will be presented at the 2004 Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) event in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Saturday, April 3. The CAD Society would like to congratulate Tony Affuso on his selection to receive this years Leadership Award, said Joe Greco, president of t he CAD Society. Mr. Affuso was selected due to his outstanding leadership in presiding over one of the most complex and successful mergers of two former r ivals in the history of the CAD industry. With a clear focus on customer needs, Mr. Affuso possesses the high quality standards these awards were designed to re cognize.
A History of Leadership
In September 2001, Unigraphics Solutions Inc. merged with one of its competitors , Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), to form what is now known as UGS PLM Solutions. Appointed with the task of leading this new organization, Mr. Affuso and his management team successfully merged the cultures, resources and products of two former rivals during a challenging economic environment, resulti ng in a single organization with an integrated set of products focused on the PL M and CAD market. Today, UGS PLM Solutions develops, delivers and supports a wide range of softwar e and services aimed at industries including automotive/transportation, aerospac e & defense, high-tech electronics, machinery/process, shipbuilding, consumer pa ckaged goods, retail, apparel and pharma. Solution families include Teamcenter&r eg;, the worlds leading PLM suite for product data management, enterprise collaboration, project management and product visualization; NX, the industry 46;s most advanced solution for integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE); Solid Edge®, powerful 3D CAD software that a llows manufacturing companies to Design with Insight; E-factory, a suite of offe rings for factory automation and digital manufacturing; and PLM Open, a family o f component software products that promote standardization and open computing th roughout the PLM industry. On behalf of the entire UGS PLM Solutions organization, I am proud to have been selected to receive this award, said Affuso. Last year, as in previous years, our team kept its focus on the needs of our customers by bringin g together a unified suite of PLM offerings that create real value. Our market s hare growth combined with significant increases in the companys revenue an d profit over the second half of the year is a testament to the teamwork, creati vity and focus on customer care of every UGS PLM Solutions employee. We have the finest team in the industry, and our people working together is what made these two organizations unite into the leader our company is today. In the second half of 2003, UGS PLM Solutions achieved 13 percent (8 percent in constant currency) year-over-year revenue growth. This performance reflects hig h acceptance of new NX Knowledge-Driven CAD/CAM/CAE software and strong demand f or Teamcenter® collaboration software.
The CAD Society Industry Awards recognize the contributions of individuals withi n the computer-aided design (CAD) and engineering software industry. Each year a wards are presented in three categories Leadership, Community and Lifetim e as a way of recognizing those who have contributed to the CAD industry in various ways. The Leadership Award is presented for outstanding technical and business leadership in the CAD industry with a focus and dedication to the need s of CAD users.
About The CAD Society
The CAD Society (
) is a not-for-profit industry association which has the goal of fostering communit y and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within th e CAD industry. It has been a leader in creating interoperability guidelines tha t encourage software vendors to develop applications that can share data openly. Membership is free for individuals.
COFES: The Congress On the Future of Engineering Software (
) is an annual business event created for the engineering software and hardware industry by Cyon Research Corporation (
.) COFES 2004 is a unique conference with a difference: COFES focuses on intense sessions of discussion, argument, and debate, on issues that will affect your b usiness as it invests in, and depends upon, engineering technologies. This year& #146;s event, sponsored by Hewlett Packard, will be held in Scottsdale, AZ April 1-4, 2004.
About UGS PLM Solutions
UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and produc t design software and services with 42,000 clients and more than 2.8 million sea ts of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (P LM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to cr eate solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus b egin to capture the promise of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineerin g Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leadin g design, collaboration and product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of o ne, building on three decades of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM . For more information on UGS PLM Solutions products and services, visit www.ugsplm.com or www.eds.com.