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John MacKrell

John MacKrell, Chairman, CIMdata

John MacKrell has over 40 years of experience in the application of computer-based solutions to engineering and manufacturing, with more than 20 years at CIMdata. He has held senior positions in product management, marketing, research and development, and consulting. John's experience includes marketing and product management, market analysis, solid modeling, and data management systems.

John consults on PLM strategies; best practices; collaboration and knowledge sharing; PLM ROI and benefits; and developing end-user plans for the acquisition and implementation of PLM technologies – including PDM, data visualization, collaboration, CAD, and digital manufacturing. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, trade shows, and seminars throughout the world and is author or co-author of numerous technology guides and has authored a number of books and articles related to PLM.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture from The University of Michigan.


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