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Gian Paolo Bassi named new CEO of SOLIDWORKS

Zafirah Salim | Jan. 16, 2015
The former CEO, Bertrand Sicot, has moved within the company to take up the role of Vice President Sales of Dassault Systemes’ Value Solutions sales channel.

Gian Paolo Bassi, Chief Executive Officer, SOLIDWORKS

Dassault Systemes, a 3DEXPERIENCE company, has appointed Gian Paolo Bassi as the new Chief Executive Officer of its 3D design software brand SOLIDWORKS.

He replaces Bertrand Sicot, who has been promoted to Vice President Sales of Dassault Systèmes' Value Solutions sales channel.

According to a media statement, Bassi will spearhead the development of SOLIDWORKS' future product and technology strategies designed for the desktop and the cloud and the continued collaboration with the brand's user community. 

Bassi has been with the company since 2011 as SOLIDWORKS Vice President Research and Development. Prior to that, he was formerly the founder and CTO of RIWEBB, and also the vice president and CTO of ImpactXoft.

"SOLIDWORKS has developed into a comprehensive portfolio for intuitive, integrated 3D design, simulation, electrical design, product data management and technical communication and continues to thrive thanks to engineering ingenuity and user collaboration," said Bernard Charlès, President and CEO of Dassault Systèmes. "We look forward to continued success for SOLIDWORKS under Gian Paolo's leadership and to strong Value Solutions channel sales growth from Bertrand's extensive sales experience."


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