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MacNeal-Schwendler names former PDA executive, Thomas Curry, president.



LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 1995--Dr. Richard H. MacNeal, chairman and chief executive officer of The MacNeal-Schwendler Corp. (ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) A relational DBMS from Sybase that runs on Windows NT/2000, Linux and a variety of Unix platforms. ASE is a comprehensive and robust data management product with a long history dating back to the late 1980s. :MNS MNS Minutes
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 and referred to as MSC (1) (MSC.Software Corporation, Santa Ana, CA, www.mscsoftware.com) Founded in 1963 by Richard H. MacNeal and Robert G. Schwendler, MSC is the world's largest provider of mechanical computer aided engineering (MCAE) strategies, simulation software and services. ) Thursday announced that former PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM).  Engineering president, Thomas C. Curry, 50, has been named president and chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president.
 of MSC.

MacNeal said that Curry's selection was based on his strong track record in developing and implementing marketing strategies, his intimate knowledge of MSC's marketplace, both its traditional analyst market and the larger overall design market which will be such an important part of MSC's future, and his recognized leadership position in the industry.

Curry has been steadily increasing his corporatewide leadership role since PDA Engineering was acquired by MSC in September 1994.

``Tom played a key part in the recently completed personnel restructuring which is expected to produce a $10 million reduction in annualized annualized

Of or relating to a variable that has been mathematically converted to a yearly rate. Inflation and interest rates are generally annualized since it is on this basis that these two variables are ordinarily stated and compared.
 operating expenses in the year beginning Feb. 1, 1995. These gains primarily reflect streamlining of management and elimination of redundant positions as PDA was assimilated into MSC,'' MacNeal said.

Prior to joining PDA in 1990, Curry was vice president, marketing for McDonnell Douglas' Manufacturing and Engineering Co. He earlier served in marketing and engineering management positions at Auto-Trol Technology and Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

Curry is a professional engineer (structural) who received his BSME BSME Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
BSME British Schools of the Middle East (UK)
BSME Business Systems Modernization Executive
BSME Breeder Reactor Structural Materials (Irradiation) Experiment
 with honors from Rutgers University in 1970.

MacNeal-Schwendler is the largest single provider of finite element analysis Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computer simulation technique used in engineering analysis. It uses a numerical technique called the finite element method (FEM). There are many finite element software packages, both free and proprietary.  (FEA) products to the computer-aided engineering (CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer. ) market. The company also is a leading provider of other products for the CAE market, including pre- and post-processing, predictive engineering and geometric optimization products.

The company's major product lines are MSC/NASTRAN(TM), MSC/PATRAN(TM), MSC/ARIES(TM), MSC/EMAS(TM) and MSC/DYTRAN(TM), which are used by engineers and designers to model structures and assemblies and then analyze -- prior to manufacture -- their strength, dynamic response and heat transfer characteristics as well as electromagnetic reactions.

MacNeal-Schwendler's products are marketed worldwide through offices in the United States, Europe and the Far East.

For information on MacNeal-Schwendler via facsimile at no cost, call 800/PRO-INFO and dial client code 117.

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