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Dassault Systemes names Albert J. Bunshaft managing director, Americas

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Lowell, Mass., USA - April 1, 2010, Lowell, Mass., USA - Dassault Systemes, a software company, announced that Albert J. Bunshaft has been appointed managing director of Dassault Systemes Americas organization.

Mr. Bunshaft joins Dassault Systemes after more than 25 years of developing and delivering innovative enterprise solutions for IBM and its customers through progressive leadership positions in technology, R&D, sales and product development. Previously, Mr. Bunshaft served as global vice president of IBM PLM and led the company’s strategic partnership with Dassault Systemes.

Prior to joining IBM's Grid computing organization in July 2002, Mr. Bunshaft lived in Tokyo where he was the IBM vice president responsible for the company's eServer pSeries business throughout Asia Pacific. He also initiated and oversaw IBM's Grid computing efforts in that region.

He joined IBM in 1984 at the company's Kingston, NY development labs as a programmer, technical lead and eventually manager of development for 3D graphic subsystems. His graphics subsystem work and that of the teams he led is still represented in Unix and in the Windows operating system.

During his career at IBM, he has represented the company on multiple International Standards Organization committees, and has held a variety of management and executive positions in systems development, graphics development, business line management, and ISV support. He has served as IBM's partnership executive to a number of major automotive manufacturers and aerospace companies.

Prior to joining IBM, he was a member of the research staff at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Center for Interactive Computer Graphics, a National Science Foundation-funded University research center.

Mr. Bunshaft received his Masters of Science in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany.

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