TROY, Mich., Jan. 13, 2010 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, has named Dr. Dhirendra Verma as vice president of Altair ProductDesign India. In this newly created role, Dr. Verma will have primary responsibility for Altair’s consulting services operations in India and support the company’s global product development consultancy business with off-shore capacity.

“Dr. Verma represents Altair’s vigorous commitment to invest in its Indian engineering services operation to achieve best-in-class status for this center,” said James R. Scapa, chairman and CEO of Altair Engineering. “He will lead the development and execution of Altair’s Indian and off-shore business strategy and work to ensure the subsidiary’s growth and high quality delivery.”

Dr. Verma has more than 15 years of experience in building and managing effective engineering teams to develop highly engineered products. He joins Altair ProductDesign from Wipro Technologies, where he was responsible for engineering design services delivery. Prior to his role at Wipro, Dr. Verma held management positions at Chrysler Corporation, Covisint and PTC Corporation.

"Dhiren is an outstanding addition to our executive management team,” said Mike Heskitt, vice president of global services delivery for Altair ProductDesign. “His prior management experience in OEM product development, information technology and consulting services aligns perfectly with our core business and brings a wealth of knowledge that will benefit our strategic planning, customer service and growth globally. His deep understanding of successful off-shore business models and the Indian market will increase the proportion of high-quality, off-shore engineering services we can offer on all client engagements to deliver more value.”

Media contact--India:
Rajneesh Shinde
Altair Engineering, Ltd.
Tel.: Tel.: +91 2024014190

Media contact--Corporate:
Jennifer Ristic
Airfoil Public Relations for Altair
Tel.: +1.248.304.1421


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