NAFEMS Announces Major Expansion in the Americas

The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community to Significantly Increase Activities and Engagement in the Americas.

Columbus, OH, February 14, 2015 --( NAFEMS, the International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community, has announced a significant expansion in the Americas region to provide even more opportunities for all those involved in CAE. Based in Granville, OH, the establishment of permanent offices in the US, combined with the recruitment of a new and increased team of staff, will re-invigorate the association and member community in the region. This new addition to NAFEMS' business model will enable the long-established organization to develop and deliver a range of opportunities to everyone involved in Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and related technologies.

“For over 30 years, NAFEMS has served the international engineering analysis and simulation community and facilitated international industry, academia, and government collaboration, where the Americas’ members have been very active in leading and participating on many of the NAFEMS Technical Working Groups,” noted Dr. Rodney Dreisbach, Senior Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company, Member of the NAFEMS Council of Management, and Chair of the NAFEMS Americas Steering Committee. “The increased commitment of NAFEMS to the Americas region will provide its members with significantly more opportunities to leverage unbiased multi-disciplinary engineering best practices and technical expertise.

The new Americas staff team, including Matthew Ladzinski, Vice President, and Andrew Wood, Regional Representative, will help focus the delivery of NAFEMS activities and technical group engagements in the region, ensuring that the analysis community will benefit from NAFEMS’ wealth of experience in the industry. Plans for 2015 include hosting the biennial NAFEMS World Congress in San Diego, California, a training event in Brazil, as well as numerous industry-driven seminars, the first of which will focus on simulation and systems engineering in the automotive industry, followed by oil & gas. Further industry events, as well as a variety of training courses, are planned for later in the year, as NAFEMS continues its effort to bring together simulation engineering experts and vendors to exchange ideas, identify emerging standards and practices, and drive the near-future direction of technology.

“We have been carrying out activities in the US and Canada for a number of years now,” commented Tim Morris, NAFEMS CEO. “A biennial regional conference has been established, and our World Congress takes place in the region every four years. It was felt, however, that the time was right to fully engage with the ever-expanding and developing community in the Americas in a more dynamic manner. Our existing membership in these countries will benefit greatly from the establishment of new offices and recruitment of an extended staff, as we continue to engage even more members of the community going forward.”

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