Chief Test Pilot to Keynote Pointwise User Meeting

FORT WORTH, TX (6 November 2008) – Pointwise is pleased to announce that Mr. Jon Beesley, Director and Chief Test Pilot at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, will deliver the keynote address at the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2008 on 6 November 2008.

Mr. Beesley is currently the Chief Test Pilot for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and piloted that aircraft on its first flight on 15 December 2006. Mr. Beesley has also contributed to the F-22 Raptor flight test program and was one of the first test pilots to fly the F-117 stealth fighter. He is the recipient of numerous awards including two Ivan C. Kincheloe Awards from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the Chuck Yeager Award from the Engineers Council of Southern California.

"We are extremely honored and excited to have Jon Beesley give the keynote presentation at the Pointwise UGM this year," said John Chawner, Pointwise's president. "We in the computational fluid dynamics community write our software and run our simulations to improve the design of engineered products like automobiles, submarines, and aircraft. Jon's presentation will provide us with unique perspective and insight into the ultimate use of our designs."

The Pointwise User Group Meeting 2008 will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth on 5-6 November 2008. The meeting will include presentations by customers on their applications of meshing and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), special Pointwise and Gridgen training seminars, presentations on new product developments, exhibits by our partners, and opportunities to network with CFD experts from around the world.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for CFD. Pointwise, Inc.'s Gridgen and Pointwise software generate structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes; interface with CFD solvers such as FLUENT, STAR-CD, and ANSYS CFX as well as many neutral formats such as CGNS; run on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac, and Unix; and have scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise for their complete CFD preprocessing solution. More information about Gridgen and Pointwise is available on Pointwise's website,

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