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Tecplot, Inc. Names Rich Stillman as Chief Executive OfficerLeadership Transition Provides Opportunity for Rapid Company Growth and Adoption of Tecplot(R) Chorus(TM) (February 13, 2012)
BELLEVUE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/12 -- Tecplot, Inc. (www.tecplot.com), a leader in delivering visualization software for engineers and scientists to analyze, discover and communicate results, today announced the appointment of Rich Stillman as president and CEO, succeeding Mike Peery in that role. As co-founder of Tecplot, Peery will maintain an active role as chairman of the board and remain focused on continued product innovation and customer satisfaction.
Stillman is an experienced executive having spent more than 30 years in marketing, sales and executive management positions in large companies and entrepreneurial settings. During his tenure as president and chief operating officer of Coinstar and as CEO at Ivey Imaging, Stillman led the strategic direction and vision to achieve continued product innovation, further expanding company growth and service capabilities to customers. Stillman holds an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he was also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and a B.S. from Babson College. Stillman first joined Tecplot as chief operating officer in April 2011. In addition to now serving as the company's president and CEO, he will also join Tecplot's board of directors.
"Tecplot is continually at the forefront of innovation in providing high-quality engineering and scientific visualization tools and services to help engineers and researchers be more creative, efficient and productive," said Rich Stillman, president and CEO of Tecplot. "With the recent release of Tecplot Chorus, the first in a new category of simulation analytics products, the company is poised for significant growth as we continue to develop innovative visualization and analysis software."
For more than 30 years, Peery has been an exceptional leader and industry expert to the Tecplot team, its customers and the broader industry. This transition is a natural progression that will enable Peery to focus on the company's hallmark of providing the best service to its customers, and make a stronger impact during an exciting growth period with the launch of Tecplot Chorus.
"Rich is the ideal candidate for this position for many reasons," said Peery. "He has a comprehensive understanding of how to take companies to the next level and is deeply passionate about innovative technologies that enable customers to be more creative, efficient and productive. I'm confident that Rich will guide the company to even greater success."
From the company's inception, Tecplot has built a team of highly skilled, creative, trustworthy, and caring professionals dedicated to providing its customers with exceptional products and services. The appointment of Stillman as president and CEO adds to Tecplot's existing bench strength, and will make significant contributions to the company's continued growth.
About Tecplot, Inc.
Founded in 1981 and based in Bellevue, Wash., Tecplot, Inc. empowers engineers and scientists to discover, analyze, and understand information in complex data, and to effectively communicate the results to others. The company launched Tecplot, its first software product for the scientific visualization market, in 1988. Since then, Tecplot, Inc. has been applying and influencing the latest advances in visualization technologies and plotting capabilities. With thousands of users worldwide, Tecplot, Inc. has become the trusted name in data visualization.
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