CRAY RESEARCH NAMES GLOUDEMAN VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
CRAY RESEARCH NAMES GLOUDEMAN VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING EAGAN, Minn., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR), announced today that Joseph F. Gloudeman has been elected vice president of marketing for the company. Gloudeman joins Cray Research from MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation, where he was president and chief executive officer since February 1983 and, most recently, vice chairman. MacNeal-Schwendler is a $55 million software company specializing in systems for computer-aided mechanical engineering. The company's principal product is MSC/NASTRAN, a software system that is widely used by Cray Research customers to solve complex structural analysis problems in a broad range of product design and engineering applications in the automotive, aerospace, ship-building, machinery, and related industries. As Cray Research's vice president of marketing, Gloudeman will be responsible for strategic planning in the areas of industry and product marketing. Areas that will report to Gloudeman include product marketing, marketing communications, competitive analysis, marketing plans and requirements, a group of seven industry marketing managers and the company's Industry, Science, and Technology group. Gloudeman will serve on Cray Research's Operations Committee and on the board of Cray Research Superservers, Inc., the business unit formed with assets Cray Research acquired from Floating Point Systems. "We are delighted to have Joe coming on board," said John F. Carlson, president and chief operating officer of Cray Research. "Cray Research and MacNeal-Schwendler have had an excellent and productive relationship during Joe's tenure and our companies share many customers. Joe's proven sales and marketing strength and 30 years of experience in the engineering and high-performance computing communities will help us further expand the worldwide use of Cray Research supercomputers." As president and chief executive officer at MacNeal-Schwendler, Gloudeman led the company through a $32 million initial public offering in 1983. Under his leadership, the company's revenues grew from $7 million to $56 million. Forbes magazine named the company to its "Best Small Companies" list in 1990.
Gloudeman was previously MacNeal-
Schwendler's vice president of sales and marketing and advanced technology.
Gloudeman's career includes extensive experience in the aerospace industry. Before joining MacNeal-Schwendler, he held technical management and engineering positions at Rockwell International, Aerospace Corporation, and Northrop Corporation. At Rockwell International, he was responsible for the transfer of aerospace technology to the company's automotive and industrial divisions and was involved in the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. At Northrop Corporation, he helped develop software used to verify the structural integrity of military aircraft and a finite element analysis system. Gloudeman received a Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1970. He earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1962, and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Marquette University in 1958. Gloudeman was born in 1935 in West Allis, Wis. He and his wife, Jeanette, have three sons. He stays physically fit playing racquetball, running and bicycling. Cray Research, Inc. creates the most powerful, highest-quality computational tools for solving the world's most challenging scientific and industrial problems. -0- 4/7/92 /CONTACT: Steve Conway of Cray Research, 612-683-7133/ (CYR) CO: Cray Research, Inc. ST: Minnesota IN: CPR SU: PER
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