Modelon Appoints David Higbie as Chief Commercial Officer

ModelonGmbH_logoLUND, Sweden, Dec 1, 2016 –  Modelon, the premier provider of Modelica solutions for model based systems design, has announced that David Higbie will join the Modelon management team as chief commercial officer. In this newly created position Mr. Higbie will be responsible for all aspects of Modelon’s product related business activities including sales, marketing and customer relationships.

With over 20 years of experience in the CAE industry, including roles in application engineering, client support, sales and sales operations, product management, and executive management, Mr. Higbie brings critical skills and perspective to the company. He joins Modelon from Ricardo Software where he was managing director, responsible for Ricardo’s global ISV business unit. Mr. Higbie focus on growth and recurring revenue, especially in new markets, led to significant growth in all regions. Hestrengthened the organization by building local client support teams in China and India, expanding the teams in Europe and the US and successfully improved operational efficiency. Prior to Ricardo, Mr. Higbie was responsible for the US software team of AVL, where he achieved double-digit annual growth rates.

“We are happy that David has decided to join our team,” says Magnus Gäfvert, Modelon CEO. “His extensive experience in the technical software industry, strong commercial track record, and especially his deep concern for the needs of customers will be instrumental to ensure the satisfaction of our customers and thereby continue our substantial growth.”

“I’m delighted to join Modelonand energized to build upon the company’s established success,” said Higbie. “Modelon’s mission to democratize the use of models in systems engineering is a compelling platform for continued growth. I’m thrilled to be part of this innovative team and am excited to contribute to the long-term success of the company and our clients.”

Mr. Higbie earned his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College (NY).

About Modelon

Modelon is the market leader in commercial grade Modelica libraries delivering state-of-the-art models for a wide range of industries, among them automotive, aerospace, energy and industrial equipment. These libraries accelerate development time and enable easy integration with different application domains.  Modelon plays an integral role in the creation of open standards based approaches for Model-Based Systems Design founded on Modelica and the FMI standard. Modelon is based in Lund, Sweden with offices in Gothenburg, Sweden, Munich, Germany, Hamburg, Germany, Tokyo, Japan, Hartford, CT USA and Ann Arbor, MI USA.

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