Pointwise Announces New Sales & Marketing V.P.

Tasked With Introducing Gridgen to the Automotive and Mechanical Engineering Markets

BEDFORD, TX (1 September 1995) – Richard J. Matus has been named vice president of Pointwise Inc.'s sales and marketing organization, John R. Chawner, company president, announced today.

Dr. Matus will be responsible for sales and marketing of the company's computer aided engineering grid generation software, Gridgen, in the U.S., Europe, and the Far East. He will be tasked with expanding use of Gridgen beyond its traditional aerospace market into the automotive, power generation, chemical engineering, and general mechanical engineering markets. In addition, with the release of the first export version of Gridgen in 1996, he will coordinate international sales and marketing activities.

"With his experience in the commercial CFD market, Rick has a good understanding of the needs of engineers using our software for computational analysis," Chawner said in announcing Matus' appointment. "He will work both with our customers and our business partners in the computational fluid dynamics field to help us provide the best possible software and services to our end-users."

Matus has been involved with computational fluid dynamics in both technical and marketing positions for over ten years. Prior to joining Pointwise, Dr. Matus was a product manager with Fluent Inc., the world's largest commercial computational fluid dynamics company.

Gridgen is used by engineers and scientists in the preparation of quadrilateral and hexahedral meshes for use with computational fluid dynamics and other numerical analysis software. It is recognized for ease of use with its clean, well-managed graphical user interface and for the high quality grids that it produces. Gridgen is currently being used by analysts from industry, academia, and government labs.

Gridgen V10 is available for Silicon Graphics ® workstations. The software is priced from $5,000 for a networked, right-to-use license.

Pointwise, Inc., formed in 1994, is a premier supplier of grid generation software and services for the computational analysis community. Gridgen's reputation precedes Pointwise's, having been distributed to approximately 300 domestic sites since 1990. In addition to developing, supporting, and marketing the Gridgen product family, the company is involved in numerous research and software development projects related to numerical grid generation.

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