MSC Announces Bruce Engelmann as Chief Technology Officer

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, Apr 2, 2020 – MSC Software Corp. (MSC), a global leader in CAE simulation software and services and part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, announced Bruce Engelmann as the company’s new chief technology officer, effective April 1, 2020.

Bruce Engelmann (image from LinkedIn)

In this role, Engelmann will lead research and development and be responsible for technology leadership and solutions development across the complete MSC design and engineering product line. He will work across the Hexagon technology portfolio to develop synergies across product lines and drive innovation to deliver solutions faster to market that meet changing customer needs in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving market.

Engelmann joins MSC after a long tenure at Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corp., where he was responsible for advancing SIMULIA’s technology leadership position and directing the company’s technical software development. He achieved his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at Northwestern University in 1986, and in his 35-year career has led a variety of technology and advanced mechanics innovations in simulation software. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2018.

Commenting on his appointment, Engelmann said: “I’m delighted to join MSC, with its unique breadth and depth of solutions. As part of Hexagon, we have an exceptional range of market-leading technologies in our portfolio, from Simufact, to Digimat, to Volume Graphics. I do not know of any other company that can offer such a complete package from design simulation right through to manufacturing and I feel these capabilities give us a distinct advantage in the CAE space.”

About Hexagon | About MSC Software

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. They are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Their technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

MSC Software, part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. Learn more at

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