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Great Lakes Regional User Meeting

Plymouth, MI, USA

The SIMULIA Great Lakes RUM features the largest contingent of SIMULIA customers from Transportation & Mobility in the US, making it the de facto industry event.

Our Speakers

  • Rene Strauss > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Rene STRAUSS
    Director, Virtual Design Development and Validation—Thermal, Aero, Chassis, Loads, and Vehicle Dynamics - General Motors
    Biography: Rene is currently a Virtual Design, Development, and Validation Director within General Motors. Her career began in the defense industry where she learned the power…
  • Narayana Venugopal > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Narayana VENUGOPAL
    Underbody Systems CAE Manager - Ford Motor Co.
    Biography: As the global Underbody Systems CAE Manager at Ford, Narayana VENUGOPAL is responsible for chassis, transmission, and driveline CAE. The team footprint spans the U.S…
  • Randy Marlow > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Randy MARLOW
    Structures Industry Process Consultant Senior Expert - Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Dr. Marlow has over 30 years of experience in the fields of engineering analysis and applied mechanics. He is a Senior Expert at Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA Corp…
  • Tod Dalrymple > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes
    SIMULIA R&D Application Director - Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Tod has worked in the field of nonlinear finite element analysis for over 20 years and has held many positions within the SIMULIA organization, from Engineering…
  • Jaehwan choi > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes
    Jaehwan CHOI
    Structures Industry Process Consultant Senior Expert - Dassault Systèmes
    Title: Fatigue Calculation with Abaqus and fe-safe Workshop Description: This half day training focuses on the fatigue calculation capabilities of SIMULIA products,…
  • Mark Bohm > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Mark BOHM
    Senior Director, SIMULIA Worldwide Technical Sales - Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Mark has been with SIMULIA for over 30 years. Contributing in a variety of sales and technical management roles, he currently leads a global technical sales group…
  • Eric Weybrant > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    SIMULIA R&D Roles Portfolio Director - Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Eric joined Dassault Systèmes in 1999 and has held various positions with increasing responsibility including Customer Services Engineer, Development Engineer and…
  • Chris Jones > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Chris JONES
    Automotive High-Tech Industry Process Expert - Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Chris JONES graduated from the University of Paderborn (Germany) in 2010 with an electronic engineering diploma, focused on the numerical simulation of electro…
  • Frank Scharf > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Frank SCHARF
    SIMULIA Global Electromagnetics Industry Process Consultant Director - Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Frank obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany, in 2008. During his graduate studies, he focused on modeling and…
  • Yangwook Choi > Speaker >  Dassault Systèmes
    Yangwook CHOI
    Portfolio Engineering Director - Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Yangwook CHOI is an expert in crashworthiness simulation with over 30 years of experience, and developing various methodologies and supporting the customers. He…
  • Kaustubh Limaye > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Kaustubh LIMAYE
    SIMULIA Industry Process Consultant Senior - Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Title: Title: Design Exploration in 3DEXPERIENCE Abstract: Dassault Systèmes is revolutionizing the efficient use of design exploration. New 3DEXPERIENCE…
  • Victor Oancea > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Victor OANCEA
    SIMULIA R&D Technology Senior Director - Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Victor earned his PhD from Duke University in 1996 in the area of computational mechanics. He then joined Abaqus R&D development—now Dassault Systèmes Simulia…
  • Phil Shorter > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Phil SHORTER
    SIMULIA R&D Vibroacoustics Application Senior Director - Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Phil SHORTER has over 20 years of experience in the development of commercial vibro-acoustic simulation software. He was one of the co-founders of wave six LLC and…
  • Rodney Mach > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Rodney MACH
    President - TotalCAE
    Biography: Rodney MACH is President of TotalCAE, a leading provider of Managed HPC solutions. Rod is a 21 year veteran in utilizing High Performance Computing for engineering…
  • Bob Dreis > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Bob DREIS
    Senior HPC Account Manager - Nor-Tech
    Biography: Senior Account Manager with over 11 years’ experience in the HPC market and 30 years’ experience in the microcomputer industry. Bob successfully designs and…
  • Mike Shubert > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Mike SHUBERT
    President - QustomApps
    Biography: Mike SHUBERT has 30 years’ experience working in the software industry. For 28 years he worked as a developer at Hibbitt, Karlsson, & Sorensen before it became…
  • YougHa HAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
    YougHa HAN
    Research Fellow (Lab Director) - Virtual Technology Innovation Research Lab - Hyundai Motor Group
    Biography: YongHa HAN has been working for Hyundai Motor Group for 25 years in the field of vehicle crash simulation. He received his M.S. from the Seoul National University…
  • Ameer Ambavaram > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Technical Specialist - Mercury Maine
    Biography: Ameer AMBAVARAM is a technical specialist in Noise and Vibrations at Mercury Marine (a division of Brunswick Corporation). He is specialized in performing…
  • Matthew Davis > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Matthew DAVIS
    VP of Technology and Development - Elemance, LLC
    Biography: Matt is the VP of Technology and Development for Elemance, LLC and has worked in the fields of injury biomechanics and non-linear finite element analysis for 12…
  • Andrew Martin > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Andrew MARTIN
    SIMULIA Sales Director T&M - Dassault Systèmes
    Andrew MARTIN is responsible for the North American Transportation and Mobility sales team of the SIMULIA business unit of Dassault Systemés. He has been active in the US and…
  • Thomas Wang > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Thomas WANG
    Technical Specialist - General Motors
    Biography: Thomas WANG has worked for GM for 32 years, focused in GM High Voltage batteries since 2008. From 1992-1994 he worked on GM EV1. Thomas is an avid Isight user since…
  • Peter Duckworth > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Director of Simulation - Inceptra
    Biography: Peter DUCKWORTH leads a team of multi-discipline simulation experts at Inceptra supporting customers across the US and Canada as well as software sales, training,…
  • Derek Campbell > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Derek CAMPBELL
    SIMULIA Global Electromagnetics Industry Process Consultant Director -  Dassault Systèmes
    Biography: Derek CAMPBELL achieved both a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineer from the Georgia Institute of Technology. During…
  • Will Mars > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Dr. Will MARS
    Founder and President - Endurica LLC
    Biography: Dr. Will MARS founded Endurica LLC in 2008 to give product developers a simple and accurate workflow for analyzing the durability of elastomer products. 6 of the…
  • Prasad Mandava > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Prasad MANDAVA
    Co-founder and CEO - Visual Collaboration Technologies, Inc.
    Biography: Indian born, American Entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of VCollab, Prasad MANDAVA has more than 21 years of entrepreneurial experience in the simulation industry…
  • Marcel Ingels > Speaker>  Dassault Systèmes
    Marcel INGELS
    Lead Engineer, Simulation - CATI, Inc.
    Biography: Marcel INGELS has been an Abaqus user since 2014, working primarily in the life science industry on orthopedic devices and impact mechanics. Since 2018, he has been…
    Owner and Principal Engineer - FEA Services LLC
    Biography: Gabe DAMBAUGH holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years of experience. His career started with…
  • Tim HUNTER
    President - Wolf Star Technologies
    Biography: Tim is the founder of Wolf Star Technologies, an engineering consulting and software development firm which concentrates on the efficient usage of FEA and Test Data…
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