Board of Advisors

Robert Haimes

Robert Haimes is the primary architect of the CADNexus' CAE Gateway technology. His areas of expertise include computational geometry, scientific visualization, parallel computing, and computational fluid dynamics. Robert has published extensively in each of these areas. He has developed world-class visualization software that is currently being used in commercial visualization packages and in the aerospace industry. Robert holds a Masters degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic and is currently Principal Research Engineer in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT.

Mr. Yozo Seo

Yozo Seo advises CADNexus on business development in Japan. He brings 20 years of leadership experience in the Japanese CAD and CAE industry to the advisory team of CADNexus. He was formerly the President and CEO of Kubota Solid Technologies Corporation, Rasna Japan Corporation (acquired by PTC), and Executive Advisor to the President of Toyota Caelum, Inc. Yozo Seo serves on the board of SolidWorks Japan, and he is currently President and CEO of Myrtos Corporation, the exclusive distributor for CADNexus in Japan.

Michael Aftosmis

Michael Aftosmis is a leading research scientist at NASA's Advanced Supercomputing Division. Michael is an expert in Cartesian, Hybrid, and unstructured adaptive mesh techniques, design optimization, and recognized worldwide for his Cart3D aerodynamics and simulation software (NASA Software of the Year, 2002). He currently serves on the Debris Transport Team for the current space shuttle program, the design team for the next generation of crew exploration vehicle replacement for the space shuttle, and previously served on NASA's Accident investigation Team for the Columbia accident (STS-107). Michael holds a Sc.M. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT.

Adrian M. Gill

Adrian Gill advises CADNexus on branding and design strategy. Adrian is the founder of Adhoc Industries, a branding, design and film production company which helps companies build strong branding connection with consumers, integrating business goals with bold design objectives. He currently serves as board advisor to a number of internet/mobile startups on creating consumer and brand equity in the social and digital media space. As the former Vice President of the Global Footwear Division at PUMA, Adrian was responsible for the $1.8B footwear product division. Prior to PUMA, Adrian was a Senior Management Consultant at AT Kearney Inc. in the Consumer Goods Practice and with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the High Tech Practice. Adrian holds an MBA from Harvard University.

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