Dassault Systèmes has announced that Gian Paolo Bassi has been appointed chief executive officer of SolidWorks.
He replaces Bertrand Sicot, who has moved within the company to take up the role of vice president of sales of Dassault Systèmes’ Value Solutions sales channel.
Previously he held the position of vice president of R&D, joining Dassault Systèmes in 2011.
“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.”
We expect to learn more about what this will mean for SolidWorks in the coming days, and at SolidWorks World, where we will be reporting live from everyday of the SolidWorks user event.