Mar 31 2008

Dassault Systèmes Names Scott Berkey CEO of SIMULIA

Berkey to Ensure Continuation of SIMULIA’s Growth and Momentum

Providence, RI. March 31, 2008- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (NASDAQ:DASTY) (Paris:DSY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the appointment of Scott Berkey as CEO of SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes' brand for realistic simulation. Previously SIMULIA’s Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Berkey is replacing Mark Goldstein who will continue in a part-time strategic advisory capacity. 

"Scott brings an impressive background of industry and management experience to his new role that will assure a continuation of SIMULIA’s growth and momentum and the incredible opportunity that V6 presents," said Bernard Charlès, president and CEO of Dassault Systèmes. "Mark has been instrumental in establishing SIMULIA as a major Dassault Systemes brand and has laid a firm foundation for its continued success.”

Berkey joined Dassault Systemes in July 2006 as Vice President of Worldwide Operations for the SIMULIA brand. He has played a key role in improving global operations and increasing revenue, profit, and global market share. He has more than two decades of experience in enterprise software. He has held senior executive positions at several companies including multiple executive roles at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC) and as CEO at both Proficiency and Axentis.

Goldstein is stepping down as CEO for personal reasons. He will remain a Dassault Systèmes executive, reporting to Bernard Charles with responsibility for selected strategic growth initiatives at the group and brand levels, and continue as a member of the SIMULIA board.