Altair's Product Direction – HyperWorks Vision


Education: Dr. Detlef Schneider holds an engineering diploma and PHD from the University of Karlsruhe.

Previous Work History: After his studies he worked in 1997 as a freelancer for the Karlsruhe Research Center Karlsruhe and was responsible for the roll out of the software he had developed during is PhD time to a broader audience.

In 1997 he started his career at Altair Engineering as a software support engineer and became manager for software support in 1998. In 2002 he was nominated technical director and oversaw the technical customer support, training, local product management, local software development and the business development of Altair Germany. He was nominated Managing Director in 2004 and was then responsible for all Altair activities in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia.

In fall 2011 he moved to Irvine, California where he is now responsible for the Altair Solver development.

The Author

Dr. Detlef Schneider
Senior VP Solver Development, Altair

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