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Altair Appoints Jean-Pierre Roux as President, Altair Canada
Aug 21, 2008 (10:08 AM EDT)


TROY, Mich., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and decision-making, today announced that Jean-Pierre Roux will be named President of Altair Engineering Canada effective September 1, 2008. Roux will have complete responsibility for Altair operations across Canada.

Roux is an engineering graduate of INSA (Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon). He has been active in engineering design and finite element analysis since joining Mecalog, a French engineering company, in 1996. From 2001-2005, Roux was team leader on projects for a number of automobile companies, including BMW and the Automotive Exterior division of Plastic Omnium, a Tier One automotive supplier. He rejoined Mecalog in 2005 with a focus on aerospace clients. Mecalog was purchased by Altair in 2006. Roux is currently Altair Lead Account Manager for a major European rail industry corporation.

"I'm excited to be leading the very capable team at Altair Canada," said Roux. "I will be able to leverage my experience in working with automotive and aerospace companies to serve Altair clients in the dynamic Canadian market. I'm looking forward to learning about their achievements, goals, and requirements."

"Jean-Pierre's extensive experience in working as Account Manager with leading European companies will be of great value to our Canadian customers," said Robert Little, whom Roux will replace as President, Altair Canada. "He brings to the job not only account management skills but hands-on experience in the development of parts and subsystems."

Little is now in transition to head up Altair's new subsidiary solidThinking Inc., which markets a leading industrial design and styling software used by many major-brand companies.

About Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for enterprise analytics, product development and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com .

CONTACT: Antoine Poussier of Altair Engineering, Inc., +1-248-614-2400, media@altair.comext. 293,

Web site: http://www.altair.com/