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Bertrand Sicot Named DS SolidWorks CEO

By DE Editors

Jeff Ray
Jeff Ray

Bertrand Sicot

Dassault Systemes has announced the appointment of Jeff Ray as executive vice president, Geographic Operations, and a member of the Dassault Systemes executive committee.

In this newly created position, Ray will "oversee the company’s geographies in order to empower the Dassault Systemes local teams to serve customers’ and partners’ growing needs and fully exploit the market growth potential," according to a press release.

"The successful integration of our global sales and support teams, serving clients in over 80 countries, combined with our diversified proven strategy calls for stronger localization of our businesses," says Bernard Charles, president and CEO of Dassault Systemes. "Jeff’s track record in setting up a highly efficient international field operation is well recognized and will bring valuable expertise to serve our goals."

Listen to Kenneth Wong’s Interview with Ray and Sicot:


Ray joined Dassault Systemes in 2003 as chief operating officer for SolidWorks, and was appointed CEO of SolidWorks in 2007. Prior to his seven-year tenure at Dassault Systemes, Ray held various senior executive positions in software and IT companies.

In tandem, Bertrand Sicot has been named SolidWorks CEO. Sicot first joined Dassault Systemes in 1997 where he was in charge of regional sales for SolidWorks in Europe. He then expanded the US SolidWorks operations from 2004 to 2007, and since 2007 has been leading the SolidWorks global sales channel.

"I am confident that Bertrand will further expand our potential to serve the 3D market for professionals," Charles says. "These two promotions underscore the tremendous talents within our organization."

For more information, visit Dassault Systemes.

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