Management Team

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Roger Assaker

Roger Assaker


Dr. Assaker holds a PhD and MS in Aerospace Engineering with a strong focus on nonlinear computational mechanics where he totals more than 20 years of experience. He complemented his engineering education with an MBA in International Business and several advanced technology, business and entrepreneurship courses from prestigious universities such as MIT. In parallel to growing e-Xstream to be the world leader in advanced composite modeling, he is the Vice Chairman of NAFEMS Composite Working Group and active member of other technical material associations such as SPE and SAMPE.

John Janevic, Chief Operating Officer

John Janevic

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Janevic leverages 26 years of CAE industry experience with MSC and Mechanical Dynamics, Inc. to his responsibility for operational excellence in sales operations, service operations, customer success operations and a variety of strategic operations such as mergers and acquisitions and Technology Partner programs. In previous roles, he was Vice President of Strategic Operations, directed business analysis and strategic pricing, and held a variety of marketing and services positions. Mr. Janevic holds an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. degree in Engineering Science from the University of Michigan.

Bruce Engelmann, Chief Technology Officer

Bruce Engelmann

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Engelmann was appointed Chief Technology Officer at MSC in March 2020. He is responsible for technology leadership, research and development, and product-line related functions for design and engineering within Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Dr. Engelmann has been a thought leader and champion of computational science and multi-physics driven design and optimization for more than 30 years. He was elected into the National Academy of Engineering in 2018. Before joining MSC, he served as Chief Technology Officer for many years in the CAE space and was a principal in multiple technology start-ups. He graduated with a Ph.D in Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University and a BS/MS at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Alex Montgomery, Director Finance

Alex Montgomery

Director Finance

Mr. Montgomery has over 20 years' experience as a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and has worked in Hexagon since 2014, supporting a variety of software operations, as well as participating in numerous M&A activities. Mr. Montgomery is responsible for controlling MSC's financial performance and supporting growth initiatives across Hexagon's Design & Engineering business. Prior to Hexagon, Mr. Montgomery worked in a variety of multinational engineering businesses, as well as in audit practice. Mr. Montgomery holds a degree in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University.

Mahesh Kailasam, Senior Vice President of Business Development

Mahesh Kailasam

Senior Vice President of Business Development

With over 20 years of experience in CAE across multiple industries including Automotive, Electronics, Energy, Consumer Products and Life Science Dr. Kailasam comes from Thornton Tomasetti where he drove the expansion of the Applied Science consulting practice into Life Science. Prior to that he led various successful R&D, Product Management and Industry initiatives at Dassault Systemes for well over a decade. With an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania he also has a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Keith Hanna, VP Marketing

Keith Hanna

Vice President, Marketing

Appointed in 2018 as Vice President of Marketing, Dr. Hanna brings over 25 years of experience in the CFD, CAE, EDA and PLM industries, spanning a wide range of global technical and marketing roles inside Siemens PLM, Mentor Graphics Corp., ANSYS Inc. and Fluent Inc. His career prior to engineering simulation included practical experience of the metallurgical and mining industry at Br. Steel and De Beers. He has both BSc and PhD engineering degrees from the University of Birmingham in England and is a respected commentator on the CFD/CAE industry, a pioneer of CFD in sport, and a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Sports Engineering Association.

Kais Bouchiba, Senior Vice President, EMEA

Kais Bouchiba

Senior Vice President, EMEA

Mr. Bouchiba is an international executive known for his strategic and operational focus with 20 years of technical, sales and management experience in the CAE Software business. He joined MSC in November 1998 as the Technical Manager in France and demonstrated continuous success in his roles as French Country Manager, EMEA Technical VP, EMEA VP for the Enterprise Business and finally the VP for General Business. Mr. Bouchiba is the executive sponsor of strategic relationships with many of MSC's key customers. Prior to joining MSC, he spent 9 years with the French Ansys support Distributor where he held the position of Chief Scientist. He holds a Grandes Ecoles Award Master of Science and Engineering Degree from the National School of Electricity and Mechanics, member of the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine.

Takehiko Kato, President - MSC Japan

Takehiko Kato

President, MSC Japan

Mr. Kato is a pioneer in the Japanese CAE market. He has over 25 years experience in the CAE industry and over 30 years in FEM. Mr. Kato started his career with Cray Research Inc. as a Structural Analysis Specialist. During his tenure at Cray and SGI as Marketing Director, Sales Director, and Managing Director, he played a major role in shaping the HPC market in Japan. He later went on to be Executive Vice President of Engineous Software, Inc. and Representative Director/President of Engineous Japan, Inc., covering the Asia/Pacific Region where he consecutively generated more than 50% of the company's worldwide revenue. Most recently, he was the General Manager of SLM Asia/Pacific at Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp. as result of the Engineous acquisition of Dassault Systemes. Mr. Kato is often invited as keynote speaker and lecturer for various academic and industrial institutions. He holds an MS Degree from the Pennsylvania State University and was elected as a fellow member of JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) for his contribution on Computational Mechanics and Design Engineering.

Sridhar Dharmarajan

Sridhar Dharmarajan

Executive Vice President & Managing Director - Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence India & MSC Software- Indo Pacific

Mr. Dharmarajan is responsible for the India sales operations for the Hexagon Metrology and Production Software portfolios, as well as MSC Software and Q-DAS. He also oversees the MSC Software Indo-Pacific regional business operations across India, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand. He joined MSC in 2007 establishing the company's first sales office in the region. Before MSC Software Corporation, he was responsible for successfully setting up the MatrixOne operations in India. Prior to MatrixOne, he worked with Wipro and SDRC (now Siemens PLM). At SDRC he was the recipient of numerous technical & sales excellence awards and played a vital role in the success of SDRC in the country. Mr. Dharmarajan completed his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.

ChanHyung Lee

ChanHyung Lee

Country Manager, MSC Korea

Mr. Lee has over 35 years of technical, sales, and management experience in the software and hardware business. Since joining MSC Software in 2009, he has raised MSC as a leader in the Korean CAE market. Prior to joining MSC he worked for 17 years at IBM, where he held various key positions such as Country Sales Operations Director, Branch Office Manager in Korea, Sales Director of the Central European region, and Software Brand Marketing Manager of Asia Pacific HQ. Mr. Lee holds a Ph.D. at Soongsil University in IT policy management, an MBA from Sogang University, and a Bachelor's Degree at Yonsei University in Business Administration.

Li Yizhen

Li Yizhen

General manager, MSC China

Mr. Li is responsible for the HMI China Industrial Software Group, including MSC, Production Software and Q-DAS. Mr. Li started his career in Hexagon in 1999, and has over 20 years' experience in technical, marketing, sales and product management. He has held previous positions as Product Operations Director, and General Manager of the regional division, and he has a bachelor's degree with a major in Measurement Control and Instruments from China JiLiang University.