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Gilbane Re-Appoints Raj Bhangoo as Sr Business Dev Manager

BOSTON, MA, Dec 13, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company is pleased to welcome back Raj Bhangoo as senior business development manager based in its Boston office.

Raj has over 13 years of business development experience and previously worked in the Boston office for the Interiors Group from 2004 to 2014, securing key projects with the Boston Red Sox, Google and State Street Bank. Most recently, Raj was the director of Marketing & Business Development for Callahan Construction Managers in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Raj is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management of Technology and a Master of Science in Construction Management.

Raj has developed a strong network and relationships within the Boston market that he will utilize to lead Gilbane’s Business Development efforts within the Massachusetts market. “Raj’s ability to collaboratively work with project teams and his ability to add value during the development process is an asset that serves his clients well,”  noted Andrew Maher with Anchor Line Partners of Boston.

“Raj’s reputation, industry knowledge and extensive background in developing business are tremendous assets for Gilbane,” said Michael Kennedy, vice president and senior director of Business Development. “Raj’s professionalism and ability to build on his strong network of relationships in the developer and commercial broker marketplace in Boston supports our strategic business goals.  We are pleased to have Raj rejoin the Gilbane team in Boston.”

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 48 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

Gilbane has been a leading Boston construction firm since 1946, serving commercial, institutional, and public clients in the Commonwealth including Google, Reebok, the University of Massachusetts, Genzyme, Fidelity Investments, Wentworth Institute of Technology, City of Boston-Boston Public Schools and Bank of America. For more information, visit

TraceParts Launches New Website

SAINT-ROMAIN, France, Dec 13, 2017 – TraceParts, one of the world’s leading providers of 3D digital content for engineering and design, has launched its brand new website (, which has been completely designed to incorporate the latest technologies in terms of web design, graphics and technology.

This fully-responsive website is adapted to all screens and devices. The site is designed to provide the 3 million users registered on the TraceParts CAD platform with smooth, user-friendly navigation whatever the type of terminal they used.

The new website has a resolutely modern design and includes three key new features:

  • a high-performance search engine that allows designers to save time when carrying out a search among more than 100 million CAD models available on the platform. This new search feature is present on all pages of the site.
  • a multi-criteria system that makes it possible to fine-tune your CAD-model search according to classification, suppliers, standardization organisations, standards, dimensions, and many more. It is now possible to download a component without actually consulting its product page. This allows users to save a considerable amount of time.
  • new structure for the product pages that incorporates a more advanced carousel system which makes it possible to display a product’s technical plan as well as its 3D view and picture.

Finally, the new site offers other features, such as enabling users to contact any of the platform’s 650 suppliers, print components in 3D and view all previous downloads in a specific site section called “My Activity”.

As explained by Bertrand Cressent, global product manager at TraceParts, “the way the TraceParts CAD platform has been developed meets the requirements of users who are used to browsing e-commerce sites. We have designed the new website in order to deliver the best user experience ever. At the same time, we have also responded to the requirements of our manufacturing customers, who benefit from a truly modern and interactive showcase to present their products to the millions of TraceParts platform users.”

About TraceParts

TraceParts is one of the world’s leading providers of 3D digital content for engineering. As part of the Trace Group founded in 1989, the company provides powerful web-based solutions, such as CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators. TraceParts also provides digital marketing services to help part manufacturers, software publishers and computer hardware vendors promote their products and services and generate high-quality B2B sales leads.

The portal is available free-of-charge to millions of CAD users worldwide. It provides access to hundreds of supplier catalogs and more than 100 million CAD models and product data-sheets that are suited to design, purchasing, manufacturing and maintenance processes.

Altair, BMS College to Open ‘Centre of Excellence’

BENGALURU, India, Dec 13, 2017 – US based Altair Engineering announces its collaboration with BMS College of Engineering in Bengaluru. This is towards setting up a centre of excellence – An innovation centre within the college campus, helping students to learn informatics and computing technologies, thus inculcating the complete process from 1D to 3D based modelling approach using Altair’s highly advanced software solutions. The software includes solidThinking Activate, and solidThinking Embed, leveraging the IOT platform Carriots IOT/Analytics and building the digital twin as 3D systems using the other tools from the overall HyperWorks software suite. This is the first initiative of its kind by Altair Engineering in collaboration with an academic institute in India.

Industry-institute interaction is the major factor to enable the education sector to scale up in the global knowledge index. In today’s world, institutions have the responsibility to provide not only the required skills and knowledge to their students, but also practical industrial experience.

Speaking on the collaboration, Pavan Kumar, managing director, Altair India, says, “We are happy to collaborate with BMS college of Engineering. This is a unique initiative – an attempt in executing sponsored / internship projects on Solid Thinking Compose with respect to math modelling and system based modelling thus giving students and faculty members opportunity and exposure on industry oriented practices, case studies, examples. Altair, while focusing on building competency on the tool, will also identify and work towards the possibility of outsourcing development work to BMS Information Science and Engineering’ department (IS Dept.) based on Faculty competency. We look forward to more such tie ups with Educational Institutes in the future. This would be Altair’s contribution towards educating and up-skilling the next-gen Engineers with modelling -design processes with the help of our products and solutions.”

“In the present era of technology, Machine Learning provides unbound opportunities for students both in career opportunities and higher educational pursuits. Altair Engineering is one of the leading firms in developing products and solutions in the area of Machine Learning. I am sure our collaboration with Altair Engineering would achieve the desired results,” says Dr. K. Mallikharjuna Babu, principal, BMS College of Engineering.

The initiative will extend support in framing the curriculum of an elective based on Compose product capabilities. Altair will be playing a major role in providing their reviews to the syllabus, which leads to setting standards needed by the industry. The students will benefit by Compose Machine Learning related projects, which in turn facilitates them for internship and recruitment at Altair and further at its customers.

About Altair

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. With more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, MI, USA and operates 69 offices throughout 24 countries. Altair serves more than 5,000 customers across broad industry segments.

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Mech-Tool Appoints Three Sr Management Team Members

DARLINGTON, UK, Dec 13, 2017 – The North East’s leading product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat hazard solutions – Mech-Tool Engineering (MTE) – has bolstered its senior management team following a series of new business appointments.

Based in Darlington, the company has appointed a group sales and business development director, a group proposals manager and a group procurement manager. This follows on from the recent announcement of Anthony G Jones stepping into the role of Managing Director.

Speaking about the appointments, Anthony said: “We are delighted to welcome to the team industry leaders that bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the company who will play an influential role in improving our internal capabilities as we drive the business forward.”

John Robson -the newly appointed group sales and business development director – has joined the team at MTE from the United Arab Emirates office of Larsen and Toubro where he was global business development director. He has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry specialising in offshore and onshore fabrication and construction on subsea production and marine service projects.

Speaking about his new role, John said: “MTE is recognized across the globe for its leading solutions and it is an exciting time to join the business as we already have a great order book with lots of new opportunities ahead – particularly in sectors such as offshore wind – where MTE has a wealth of expertise in delivering contracts to this sector.

“I have been greatly impressed by MTE’s team of world class designers and engineers and I am confident that through strengthening the senior management team the business will continue to progress.”

John will be responsible for the management of business development, marketing, sales and proposals for new and existing markets, product ranges and services within the company.

Bringing over 25 years’ experience administrating procurement departments for renowned companies including Worley Parsons, Mott MacDonald, BP, Weatherford and Lukoil, Chris Gaddas will be stepping into the position of group procurement manager responsible for all company and project affiliated procurement requirements. Chris hasworldwide knowledge of the industry having just returned to the UK after working in Kazakhstan, Dubai and Malaysia for the past 13 years.

In addition, the company’s new proposals manager, Kevin Lowder, will be responsible for delivering clear and robust proposal submissions to new and existing clients with respect to all technical, commercial and operational aspects for both fire and blast and modular projects across the globe. With a predominant background in fabrication and manufacturing, Kevin possesses more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, having held senior positions with major industry players including Weatherford, Nigerdock PLC and Lamprell.

About Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd. (MTE)

Established in 1969, MTE has UK offices and manufacturing facilities in Darlington and Middleborough, Aberdeen and global offices in, Houston, UAE, Malaysia and India and fabrication facilities (MTK) in South Korea. The company has four distinct business units; Design Consultancy, Fire and Blast, Modular Solutions and HVAC solutions – working from initial design and consultation right through to manufacture of turnkey solutions and assistance with on-site installation. It boasts an impressive client portfolio working with the leading oil and gas, process and renewable energy operators, engineering houses and construction yards globally.

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Vero Releases WorkXplore 2018 R1

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK, Dec 11, 2017 – The new release of Vero Software’s powerful high-speed CAD viewer and analyser, WorkXplore, can now import files in batches.

The software was created to efficiently import and analyse all file types and sizes at high speed. It often takes less than half the time to open a file compared to the original CAD application and this new batch converter function speeds up the overall process even more.

Batch converter is a new application unveiled in the WorkXplore 2018 R1 suite that allows batches of CAD files to be converted to the WorkXplore format, instead of having to convert them one at a time. Once launched, it does not require any user intervention, other than to check the current conversion status.

Other items of new and enhanced functionality include support for 4K screens. WorkXplore product owner Luca Clerici says: “As this kind of monitor is becoming more widely available, we’ve ensured that the system works efficiently on 4K laptop screens and external monitors.

“We’ve also improved the software’s powerful Client Viewer. The tool already enabled users to communicate 3D parts and assemblies to sub-contractors, customers or colleagues via the internet, through a stand-alone lightweight application. Now, they can also export GD&T data with the solid model.”

An additional STEP reader translator option has been introduced in WorkXplore 2018 R1 that allows users to choose between the faster in-house integrated import library, and the slower, but higher quality, Datakit converter.

The new release also continues WorkXplore’s long tradition of including updated format support for translators. Amongst the 25 reader and writer formats now fully supported: CATIA V6, Creo, Inventor, Parasolid, Rhino, SOLIDWORKS, STEP, DXF, IGES, and 3d PDF.

A new option has been added in parameters to allow the detection of multiple meshes while importing an STL file. “This was included because a lot of time can be spent working with large meshes. By simply asking Information on the mesh, the system shows the number of shells contained in the model.”

Luca Clerici concludes: “Overall, the new and enhanced items of functionality in WorkXplore 2018 R1 save users more time, and improve their ability to perform part diagnostics, create assembly instructions and prepare the production of 3D models.”

About Vero Software

Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market. The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, SURFCAM, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.

Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.

Vero is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

Hexagon has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.1bn EUR. Learn more at

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