Global leader in 3D design software, Dassault Systèmes, has today announced it has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer of its SOLIDWORKS brand in the form of former SOLIDWORKS Vice President of Research and Development, Gian Paolo Bassi.
Gian Paolo Bassi will step into the shoes of Bertrand Sicot who has been promoted to Dassault Systèmes’ Vice President Sales of its Value Solutions sales channel bringing with him more than 20 years of sales operations leadership in both domestic and international engineering businesses.
Gian Paolo Bassi’s key focus will be to accelerate the development of SOLIDWORKS’ future product and technologies strategies for the desktop and the cloud.
SOLIDWORKS 3D design software
Joining SOLIDWORKS back in 2011, he an unrivalled portfolio of over 25 year’s experience in 3D, CAD and PLM application development as founder of RIWEBB where he championed the development of new technologies for the automotive and architectural industries and CTO of ImpactXoft where he co-invented five patents for 3D modelling.
With a active approach and working in close collaboration with SOLIDWORKS’ million strong user community of engineers and designers, Gian Paolo Bassi led the development of the brand’s cloud applications, SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual and SOLIDWORKS Industrial Conceptual, to provide users with an instinctive powerful 3D modeling environment with online data storage and social collaboration on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
“Behind every great brand is great talent, and Gian Paolo and Bertrand have been architects of change for SOLIDWORKS,” said Bernard Charlès, President and CEO of Dassault Systèmes. “SOLIDWORKS has developed into a comprehensive portfolio for intuitive, integrated 3D design, simulation, electrical design, product data management and technical communication and continues to thrive thanks to engineering ingenuity and user collaboration. We look forward to continued success for SOLIDWORKS under Gian Paolo’s leadership and to strong Value Solutions channel sales growth from Bertrand’s extensive sales experience.”