ANSYS provides engineering simulation software that enables customers to predict the behavior of their product designs in the real world. The company focuses on offering a common platform of fully integrated multiphysics software tools. Those tools are designed to optimize product-development processes for a range of industries including aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, consumer products, chemical process, electronics, environmental, healthcare, marine, power, sports, and others. With its acquisition of Ansoft Corp. in 2008, for example, ANSYS gained a suite of products designed to simulate the electronic designs found in mobile communication and Internet devices, broadband networking components and systems, integrated circuits, printed-circuit boards, and electromechanical systems.
To help customers speed design and development while reducing costs, ANSYS software can be applied to design concept, final-stage testing, validation, and the troubleshooting of existing designs. ANSYS also is focused on a process that it calls Simulation Driven Product Development™, in which modeling and simulation can be used to drive new solutions rather than merely verify existing ones. Combined with its subsidiaries, ANSYS employs over 1600 people.
James E. Cashman III, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim Cashman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ANSYS since 2000, joined the company as Senior Vice President of Operations in 1997. Previously, Cashman was Vice President for International Operations, Marketing, and Software Development at PAR Technology Corp. Prior to that, he was a Founder of Metaphase Technology. He also was an early-stage member of Structural Dynamics Research Corp. (SDRC). Cashman holds B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E., and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of his role at ANSYS, he serves on the company’s board of directors. He is an active member of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and a board member of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.