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COADE Names Joseph Dixon as Product Manager for Plant Design Solutions
HOUSTON, Feb 13: COADE, Inc. announced today the appointment of Joseph Dixon as its Product Manager for Plant Design Solutions. In this position, he will provide industry-specific focus to the ongoing development of the software applications comprising COADE's CADWorx Plant Design Suite, as well as serve as liaison to the company's reseller community and its global user base. The CADWorx Plant Design Suite includes CADWorx Plant, CADWorx P&ID, CADWorx Datasheets, CADWorx Steel, CADWorx Equipment and CADWorx FieldPipe for Leica fieldPro.
Mr. Dixon brings a broad range of industry knowledge to his role. Prior to joining COADE, Dixon spent over 20 years at Toromont Energy Systems Inc., most recently serving as design manager, specializing in plant and piping design. During his career, Dixon has headed up design projects of varying sizes, working closely with fabricators and site personnel. Through his extensive project work, he has developed a depth of experience that covers the management of plant engineering projects, the creation of intelligent 3D plant designs and 2D schematic drawings, and the efficient production of project deliverables such as plant layouts, isometrics and material listings.
Thomas J. Van Laan, PE, president of COADE, gave his perspective on the appointment. "In his previous position, Joe began using CADWorx in 1998 and eventually spearheaded the expansion of CADWorx to his company's international offices, so he knows the product very well," Van Laan said. "As a valued customer, he had long been consulted on the development direction of our products, so this is a role that he will now be able to fill naturally within the company," Van Laan continued. "We have always prided ourselves on the real-world plant design expertise that we have on staff, so Joe is a welcome addition to our team."
COADE's CADWorx Plant Design Suite offers tools that deliver unprecedented database connectivity, product integration and bi-directional links to analysis. These tools are easy to use with fast implementation and are scalable to a vast range of projects, plus they employ open standards to provide broad project integration. Because of these distinct advantages, CADWorx has been rapidly adopted by EPC firms and owner operators in the process, power, water treatment, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, and semiconductor industries. The CADWorx Plant Design Suite provides seamless integration with COADE's engineering analysis offerings such as CAESAR II for pipe stress analysis and PV Elite for pressure vessel and exchanger analysis and design.
COADE, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of engineering and design software designed for cross-discipline information sharing and interoperability. Company products include CAESAR II, the world's most popular pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite and CodeCalc, pressure vessel and component design and analysis software programs; CADWorx, an integrated series for process plant design; and TANK, comprehensive engineering software for designing and analyzing oil storage tanks according to the latest API codes. For more information visit www.coade.com.