Comings & Goings
Dave Souders Promoted to Director of Marketing & Sales
Dave Souders, who has been an outstanding support engineer for Flow Science for five years, was promoted to Director of Marketing & Sales in December 2004. Many users have benefited from Dave's help since he started in 1999, whether with technical problems or in training class. While current customers may miss his careful attention, prospective customers will now be treated. Dave will bring a strong technical background to play in his new role, and his colleagues wish him great success in winning new users for FLOW-3D. Congratulations, Dave!
Upcoming Shows & Meetings
April 16-19, 2005—CastExpo: A Joint Exposition of the American Foundry Society and the North American Die Casting Association. CastExpo will be held at the America’s Center in St. Louis, MO. Visit Dave Souders and Michael Barkhudarov in Booth #4837.
May 8-12, 2005—Nanotech 2005: The Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show. Sponsored by NSTI and held at the Anaheim Marriott and Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
New Staff Additions
Flow Science has recently added three new members to its team:
Sivakumar Hariharan started in early December as a support engineer. Siva, originally from Coimbatore, India, obtained his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Siva takes over for Dr. Marlon Clark, who has decided to return to school to pursue a veterinary science degree.
Hitoshi Gotani also began in December, becoming a permanent Flow Science employee after several months of contract work. Hitoshi, a native of Sapporo, Japan, has already been very involved with the programming of the new FLOW-3D GUI for Version 9.0, and he will continue to work with GUI design and implementation on into the future. Hitoshi replaces Jim Phillips, who is retiring and moving to the warm sunny climate on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
More recently, we've added a new face and voice to greet visitors and callers. Jessica Zedaker, our new receptionist, is working part-time as she pursues a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Welcome aboard, Siva, Hitoshi and Jessica!