PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) today announced that Dr. Alec Gallimore has accepted an appointment to the ANSYS Board of Directors effective December 18, 2017.

Gallimore holds several posts at the University of Michigan, including the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, the Chief Academic and Executive Officer of Michigan Engineering, the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He is also director of the NASA-funded Michigan Space Grant Consortium and co-director of the Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory. Gallimore has graduated 40 Ph.D. students and 14 master’s students and has written more than 340 technical articles.  He has served on a number of NASA and US Department of Defense boards and studies, including as a member of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

"We are very pleased that Dr. Alec Gallimore has joined the ANSYS board. Alec has a deep understanding of the engineering challenges that companies in every industry are facing – and how they can leverage simulation to bring innovative products to market. He’ll be a tremendous asset to the board and will further the innovation strategy of ANSYS management,” said Ronald W. Hovsepian, lead independent director of ANSYS.

"It is an honor to be selected to join the board of ANSYS, the clear leader in the engineering simulation software industry. I look forward to working collaboratively with my fellow directors and helping to drive value for the Company's shareholders," Gallimore said.

Gallimore earned a Ph.D. and master’s in aerospace engineering with a focus on plasma physics from Princeton University, as well as a bachelor’s in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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