SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK), the world's leading provider of 2D and 3D design software for
the manufacturing, building and construction and media and entertainment
markets, today announced that Charles J. Robel and Steven M. West have been
appointed to Autodesk's board of directors.
"We are pleased to welcome Chuck Robel and Steven West to our board of
directors," said Carol Bartz, executive chairman of the board of Autodesk.
"The extensive experience that both Chuck and Steven bring in the technology
sector will complement our already strong board as we continue to expand as a
leader in the design software industry. We look forward to their
contributions to our board and their commitment toward maintaining our high
standards and delivering shareholder value."
Robel joins Autodesk's board after a notable career of more than 30 years
in finance and investment services. From 2000 to 2005, he served as general
partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, a leading software industry
venture capital firm. Prior to Hummer Winblad, Robel spent the majority of
his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, acting as partner in charge of the
Silicon Valley Software Services Group and later managing the Technology and
Acquisitions Group until his retirement in 2000. In addition to his
appointment to Autodesk's board of directors, Robel currently serves as
chairman of the board at McAfee, and serves on the boards of Adaptec, Inc.,
Informatica Corporation and DemandTec, Inc. Robel holds a B.S. in Accounting
from Arizona State University.
West is a 30-year veteran of the information technology marketplace and
the founder and partner in Emerging Company Partners LLC, a technology
consulting firm. West has been a CEO or held executive leadership positions
in both large and early stage information technology companies located in
North America, Asia and Europe. His leadership positions have included
president and CEO of Hitachi Data Systems where he was responsible for more
than $2B USD in revenue, group executive/president Infotainment Business for
Electronic Data Systems, and chief operating officer of nCUBE Video
Currently, West serves on the board of directors for Cisco Systems, a
position he has held since 1996. Previous board experience includes technology
companies such as LogLogic and the Florida A&M School of Engineering. He is a
graduate of Siena Heights College with a B.S. in Electronic Engineering and a
graduate of the University of Michigan Global Leadership Program.
Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets.
Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the
broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help
customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies
rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world
performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance
quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk,
Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or
other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to
their respective holders.
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