Intergraph® Names Peter van de Weijde Executive Director, Intergraph CADWorx® - Europe, as Part of Its Continuing Commitment to CADWorx Solutions and the AutoCAD®-Based Plant Design Market
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Press release date: October 22, 2010
HOUSTON, Texas, October 22, 2010 - Intergraph announced today the appointment of Peter van der Weijde as executive director, Intergraph CADWorx - Europe. The announcement was made by Philippe Marceau, executive vice president EMIA, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine.
As Benelux business unit director for Intergraph PP&M, van der Weijde has over the last six years helped bring success to Intergraph's business in the region. With over 20 years of engineering application experience in the AutoCAD®-based plant design market, van der Weijde brings extensive enterprise-focused knowledge combined with experience in the production-driven needs of the AutoCAD-based plant design market, in which the Intergraph CADWorx Plant Design Suite is a leading solution.
"In his six years with Intergraph, Peter has shown a unique aptitude for strategic thinking combined with tactical pragmatism that has served Intergraph and our customers well," explained Marceau in announcing van der Weijde's promotion. "It is because we value Peter's contributions to our company's success that we feel he will provide the focus we need to grow our CADWorx presence in Europe."
It is estimated that over 500,000 seats of AutoCAD® are used in plant design, and much of that work is being done in 2D. Intergraph feels that these users have much to benefit from a powerful but easy 3D solution that can leverage this platform to deliver intelligent plant design deliverables. "Since 1996 CADWorx has shown itself to be a proven solution that has provided superior plant design capabilities to the AutoCAD-based plant design market," said Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process Power & Marine. "Intergraph acquired COADE in early 2010 because we recognized the strength of CADWorx and the power it provides its clients. CADWorx is a great addition to our product portfolio, well known for its superior productivity."
For the last 30 years Intergraph has successfully provided enterprise-level plant creation and management solutions such as SmartPlant® Enterprise for large capital projects, linking hundreds of designers and engineers from multiple global locations. Intergraph also recognizes many subcontractors to these projects do not have access to enterprise solutions, with the majority providing deliverables using a combination of 2D drawings and 3D unintelligent models. Intergraph also plans to integrate CADWorx output into Intergraph SmartPlant® Enterprise 3D designs, for the efficient coordination and design of larger projects.
As Executive Director, Intergraph CADWorx - Europe, van der Weijde will be responsible for the overall development of Intergraph's European CADWorx business through the region's local Intergraph offices, Global Network Partners, and approved resellers. For information on CADWorx, visit http://www.intergraph.com/products/ppm/cadworx/.
About Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions
With the January 2010 acquisition of COADE, Inc., Intergraph has extended its offerings with plant design solutions for AutoCAD®-based design groups and for the broader engineering community. These products from Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions allow design and engineering to share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. They include CADWorx Plant Design Suite for intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; CAESAR II, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite for vessel and exchanger design and analysis; and TANK for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks. For information on the acquisition, visit http://www.intergraph.com/ppm/coade.aspx.
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