My background is initially as a hydrologist, subsequently studying
sales and business studies. Since my first role in Europe for a UK
based company, I have been involved in CFD and Numerical
From 1992-1996, I founded and developed the FIDAP software business
in France (CFD package based on finite elements methods). I then
decided to set up Flowmaster France, the French subsidiary of a UK
company, to sell support and offer services on their 1D code for
hydraulic and thermal networks simulation.
I joined the Micado association in 1997 where I created a numerical simulation working Group for which I am now Vice President and member of the board of Micado.
Since the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Micado and Nafems in France, I have been elected to the NAFEMS Council of Management.
I think it is a good opportunity to promote Numerical simulation
and computation in France, and for Micado members to go a step
further with the international position of NAFEMS as well as Micado
offering NAFEMS wider opportunities in the whole industry process
from CAD/CAM to Simulation including fast prototyping, technical
knowledge management, PLM, virtual prototyping etc…The two
associations have complementary expertise, and collaboration will
help to better serve their respective members in areas where
technology complexity is increasing and requires more and more
information and communication.