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Friday, March 30, 2018

CIMdata Consultants to Lead Discussions at COFES

Thought leadership will be provided on the topics of Additive Manufacturing and Generative Design.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 30 March 2018—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, is pleased to announce that Dr. Keith Meintjes, Executive Consultant, and James White, Director for Additive Manufacturing Strategy, will be in attendance at the Congress On the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) which will take place in Scottsdale, AZ from April 12-15.

Dr. Meintjes will lead a briefing titled, “Beyond Generative Design.” The briefing will show how Generative Design is just one step in the transition from CAD to Human-Aided Design. The briefing will take place at noon on 13 April 2018.

Mr. White’s briefing will focus on the topic of “Additive Manufacturing Grows Up.” It will show how additive manufacturing is no longer relegated to the sidelines of manufacturing as industrial companies look to AM to give them a competitive edge with lower priced, higher quality, lighter, and better performing products at significantly reduced cost. The briefing will take place at 3:15 p.m., local time, on 13 April 2018.

Dr. Meintjes and Mr. White will be available to meet with attendees during this four-day event. To set up a meeting, please visit the CIMdata website at:

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About Dr. Keith Meintjes

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 where he was responsible for the engineering requirements for GM’s Global CAE IT infrastructure and was named Senior Technical Fellow. At GM Powertrain he held strategic, planning, and management positions, to embed simulation tools in the powertrain product development process. Earlier, at the GM Research Laboratories, he developed thermodynamic and CFD simulation models for engine performance and combustion, and was instrumental in GM’s acquisition of a Cray supercomputer.

About James White

Mr. White has over 30 years of PLM, Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, and general manufacturing industry experience. He has held roles in Fortune 1000 software and consulting companies where he was responsible for Product Management, Sales Management, Strategic Alliances, Major Account Management, and Business Development. He has extensive experience in market development, new product introduction, and client management across various geographies. His extensive industry experience includes Hi-Tech, Medical Device, Software, and Heavy Industrial, delivering new disruptive products, systems, and solutions. His passion for AM/3D Printing comes from a belief that customers need guidance to fully take advantage of recent advances in AM materials, machines, and design tools.

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