Anark Promotes Chris Garcia to Executive Vice President of Global Commercial Operations and Business Development
Company to build upon strong 2011 performance, with major customer adoption
and strategic-channel partnerships expanding in 2012
Boulder, CO - January 5, 2012: Anark Corporation, a leading provider of automated 3D CAD transformation and visualization solutions, is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Garcia to the position of Executive Vice President of Global Commercial Operations and Business Development.
In his new position, Mr. Garcia will further leverage his extensive knowledge of Anark's products and solutions, along with his substantial experience within the CAD and PLM industry, to manage and grow the company's direct and channel sales activities, while continuing to form new strategic alliances and channel partnerships that are aligned with Anark's products, target customers, and overall company mission to enable our customers to leverage their 3D Design and Manufacturing data assets into easy to use and reuse Model Based Enterprise applications.
Mr. Garcia initially joined Anark in January of 2009 as Senior Vice President of Business Development, and is a distinguished executive from the mechanical design and manufacturing software industry, where he has extensive experience in global operations management, software product development, and new business development. During his three years as a member of Anark's executive team, he has successfully formed multiple high-impact strategic and channel partnerships, has been on the forefront of numerous key customer engagements, and has had a strong impact on the company's overall commercialization and growth strategy.
Prior to joining Anark, Mr. Garcia was Vice President of Research and Development at Dassault Systems SolidWorks Corporation, a position he held for 5 years. At SolidWorks, he led a staff of over 300 engineers located in offices spread over 6 countries, focusing on the research, development and release of the world class SolidWorks product offerings. In addition, Mr. Garcia spent much of his time leading the definition and optimization of the global software development processes and infrastructure utilized at SolidWorks today.
"Chris has made a tremendous impact on the company's growth and customer adoption since joining Anark three years ago," remarked Stephen Collins, President and CEO of Anark Corporation. "As we now look to scale the company to better serve our growing customer base and world class family of strategically aligned channel partners, I believe that Chris's extensive industry experience, commitment to strong partnerships and his passion and dedication to our customers' success, will enable Anark to take our company vision and overall commercial operations to the next level."
"Working closely with our passionate, focused and highly spirited Anark team over the past 3-years has been incredibly rewarding," said Chris Garcia. "I am honored to be given the chance to help accelerate our company vision which will lead to an important paradigm shift in how our design and manufacturing customers use and reuse their valuable 3D data assets in a new and powerful ways."
Prior to his tenure at SolidWorks, Mr. Garcia founded Xygent, a division of global manufacturing automation software provider Brown & Sharpe Inc. He has also held senior management roles at Tecnomatix Technologies Inc (the pioneers in the PLM industry), and was the founder of their Valisys software line of products (which are both now a strategic part of Siemens Teamcenter Suite of PLM Products). Mr. Garcia earned a master's degree in business administration at Santa Clara University, a bachelor's degree in computer science and general engineering from San Jose State University, and holds an accreditation from the MIT Sloan Executive Education program.
Anark Corporation provides powerful enterprise software and solutions to manufacturing organizations that need to cost-effectively utilize their 3D CAD data and manufacturing information for design collaboration, manufacturing work instructions, visualization, and technical documentation applications.
Anark has an unrivaled track record for delivering successful PLM and 3D visualization solutions for the industry's most demanding and innovative customers. Anark helps market leaders such as Boeing, Cessna, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Sikorsky, Ericsson, B & W, and the US Department of Defense unlock the potential of their 3D design assets and manufacturing information to save money, accelerate product development, and to collaborate and communicate more effectively and securely. For more information about Anark please visit http://www.anark.com.
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