Altair adds sales, marketing execs

TROY — The Troy-based engineering technology developer Altair Inc. (Nasdaq: ALTR) announced the appointment of Amy Messano as chief marketing officer and Ubaldo Rodriguez as senior vice president of global sales.

Company officials said the hires would continue building Altair’s global sales and marketing organization for strategic growth.

Amy Messano. Altair photo.

Messano will lead Altair’s corporate, regional, and solutions marketing. She was most recently vice president of integrated marketing and communications at Aptiv, formerly Delphi, and previously held senior marketing positions at Microsoft.

Rodriguez will have responsibility for accelerating Altair’s worldwide revenue growth, reporting to Nelson Dias, Altair’s chief revenue officer. Rodriguez was most recently vice president of sales for the Americas at Ansys, where he had held several sales positions since 2004.

“Amy brings an accomplished marketing background in software and emerging technologies, including advanced mobility to our global marketing teams,” said James Scapa, Altair founder, chairman, and CEO. “We believe Ubaldo, with his great track record of revenue growth, can help the individuals in our sales organization succeed. Their experience and expertise come to us at a great time as we continue to add more technology solutions to our software platforms.”

Ubaldo Rodriguez. Altair photo.

Said Rodriguez: “I have watched Altair as a competitor for many years, and their formidable progress through R&D investments and technology acquisition has made them the place to be, The growth and breadth of Altair’s software portfolio in combination with their disruptive business model presents an exciting new opportunity to deliver Altair’s value through powerful solutions to organizations worldwide.”

Added Messano: “The diversity of Altair’s customers and the company’s intense technology focus are a unique combination with a compelling future. I am happy to be part of a dynamic, smart team.”

Former chief marketing officer Jeff Brennan, meanwhile, was named chief product officer of Altair 365, Altair’s cloud collaboration platform for design, engineering analysis, and manufacturability in a single user environment.

Altair offers a broad portfolio of simulation and design software and services, along with other products and services, to more than 5,000 customers. Altair has more than 2,000 employees working in 82 offices in 25 countries. Morea t

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