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Gian Paolo Bassi named as new SOLIDWORKS CEO

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A new CEO has been appointed at 3D design software company SOLIDWORKS, parent company Dassault Systemes has announced.

Vice President, Research and Development, Gian Paolo Bassi (pictured) has been promoted to SOLIDWORKS CEO, replacing Bertrand Sicot, who has been promoted to Dassault’s VP of Sales for its Value Solutions sales channel.

Dassault announced that Bassi will lead development of SOLIDWORKS’ product and technology strategies and collaboration with the brand’s 2 million-plus user community.

“Behind every great brand is great talent, and Gian Paolo and Bertrand have been architects of change for SOLIDWORKS,” Bernard Charlès, President and CEO of Dassault Systèmes, said in a statement.

“SOLIDWORKS has developed into a comprehensive portfolio for intuitive, integrated 3D design, simulation, electrical design, product data management and technical communication and continues to thrive thanks to engineering ingenuity and user collaboration.

Bassi joined Dassault in 2011. Sicot had been CEO since the beginning of 2011, replacing Jeff Ray, and joined in 1997 as regional sales manager for Western Europe and Scandinavia.

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