Altair Appoints Jean-Pierre Roux as President, Altair Canada

    Roux replaces Robert Little, who becomes President of Altair subsidiary
    solidThinking, Inc.

    TROY, Mich., Aug. 21 /CNW/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global
provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and
decision-making, today announced that Jean-Pierre Roux will be named President
of Altair Engineering Canada effective September 1, 2008. Roux will have
complete responsibility for Altair operations across Canada.
    Roux is an engineering graduate of INSA (Institut National des Sciences
Appliquees de Lyon). He has been active in engineering design and finite
element analysis since joining Mecalog, a French engineering company, in 1996.
From 2001-2005, Roux was team leader on projects for a number of automobile
companies, including BMW and the Automotive Exterior division of Plastic
Omnium, a Tier One automotive supplier. He rejoined Mecalog in 2005 with a
focus on aerospace clients. Mecalog was purchased by Altair in 2006. Roux is
currently Altair Lead Account Manager for a major European rail industry
    "I'm excited to be leading the very capable team at Altair Canada," said
Roux. "I will be able to leverage my experience in working with automotive and
aerospace companies to serve Altair clients in the dynamic Canadian market.
I'm looking forward to learning about their achievements, goals, and
    "Jean-Pierre's extensive experience in working as Account Manager with
leading European companies will be of great value to our Canadian customers,"
said Robert Little, whom Roux will replace as President, Altair Canada. "He
brings to the job not only account management skills but hands-on experience
in the development of parts and subsystems."
    Little is now in transition to head up Altair's new subsidiary
solidThinking Inc., which markets a leading industrial design and styling
software used by many major-brand companies.
    About Altair Engineering
    Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making
through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization
of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,400
employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe
and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for enterprise analytics,
product development and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a
competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn
more, please visit .

For further information:

For further information: Antoine Poussier of Altair Engineering, Inc.,
+1-248-614-2400, ext. 293, Web Site:

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