Altair's Company Vision
James Scapa, President/CEO - Altair
Previous Work History:
In 1985, Mr. Scapa and two partners founded a small consulting activity in the new field of computer-aided-engineering. Today, the company employs over 1,400 employees with offices throughout 15 countries.
Through Mr. Scapa's leadership, the company is now a leading provider of innovative product design services, advanced engineering software and grid computing technology. With over 3,000 clients, Altair serves the automotive, aerospace and government industry sectors as well as the financial services, oil and gas, life sciences and consumer product markets.
Based at the firm's global corporate headquarters in Troy, Mich., Scapa is responsible for leading one of the world's premier developers of product engineering software for modeling, visualization, optimization, data management and process automation.
Prior to establishing Altair, Scapa served as an engineering consultant to the automotive industry, beginning his career with Ford Motor Company in 1978.