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Monday, October 08, 2018

Dr. Keith Meintjes, a CIMdata Executive Consultant, will Host Sessions on Vehicle Exteriors at the Lightweighting World Expo 2018

The sessions will take place on October 9 & 10 in Novi, Michigan. 

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 8 October 2018—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, is pleased to announce that Dr. Keith Meintjes, a CIMdata Executive Consultant, will host two sessions at the Lightweighting World Expo, which takes place at the Suburban Collection Showplace, in Novi, Michigan from October 9-10. The sessions Dr. Meintjes will host are concerned with vehicle exterior design and manufacturing.

Through a variety of strategies, automobile manufacturers are removing hundreds of pounds of mass from their products, while maintaining interior space and meeting ever more stringent customer expectations and regulatory requirements.

Dr. Meintjes stated, “These are exciting times. We are seeing dramatic improvements not only in simulation and optimization, but also in materials and manufacturing that combine to enable huge advances in vehicle engineering and production that were considered infeasible just a few years ago.”

Dr. Meintjes has over 35 years of experience in the development and application of simulation tools to transform product development. His achievements include novel methods for combustion simulation, patents for engine design, and strategic planning for the world’s largest commercial HPC facility. Prior to joining CIMdata, he spent nearly 30 years at General Motors and was responsible for the engineering requirements for GM’s Global CAE IT infrastructure and was named Senior Technical Fellow.

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