Tom Chan, CEO
As Tecplot CEO, Tom’s primary focus is managing the portfolio of Tecplot acquisitions within the Vela Software Group. Since joining Tecplot in 2002, he has held key leadership positions in everything from sales and marketing to product management, business development, and company president. This wealth of experience, combined with his MBA from Seattle University’s Albers School and his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, form a solid foundation of technical skills, professional judgement, and emotional intelligence that Tom uses in his advisory role at Tecplot. Aside from work, Tom is incredibly involved with his family, particularly in coaching youth sports.
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Alan Klug, President
As Tecplot President, Alan will run day-to-day operations at Tecplot USA. In addition, he will oversee the FieldView CFD and Tecplot Europe business units. In his previous role as Tecplot Vice President of Customer Development, Alan was instrumental in the transition and growth under Vela/CSI ownership. Prior to entering business development, Alan worked for nearly a decade as a consulting CFD engineer analyzing commercial, business, military and special missions aircraft. He has been passionate about airplanes and engineering his entire life. Alan holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.
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Dan DeLapp, Vice President, Software Development
“Working with engineers and doing whatever I can to support them as they grow technologically and professionally” is Dan’s favorite part of his position as VP of Software Development at Tecplot. A close second is working with “incredibly talented and supportive people at a smaller company where everyone is important and instrumental to our success”. With a BS in Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, and Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound and 35 years in software development and 19 years managing software development teams, Dan is invaluable to our Software division. Between catching local sports games (go Hawks!) Dan loves boating, SCUBA diving, and spending time with his family.
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Yves-Marie Lefebvre, Chief Technical Officer
As chief technology officer, Yves-Marie Lefebvre oversees the long term strategy and vision for Tecplot products. Most recently, he has led the FieldView team through an acquisition by Vela and its integration into Tecplot, Inc. He’s held various positions in the FieldView organization, as primary contact in Europe, technical support manager and product manager. What he’s enjoyed the most through these positions has been working with customers to understand the challenges they face in their work and bringing them the right technology through software and workflows to fully leverage their CAE investment. Outside of work and family life, he enjoys experiencing fluid dynamics first-hand while being on the water sailing, surfing or wing foiling. Yves-Marie has a strong technical background in Fluid Mechanics and CFD applied to mechanical and aerospace engineering. He’s earned an engineering degree from Grenoble INP – ENSE3.
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Scott Fowler, Product Manager
As Tecplot Product Manager, Scott is a natural problem solver and sees things from a customer perspective. He strives to understand where the CFD and aerospace markets are going, gathers customer feedback, and makes sure Tecplot develops products to meet those needs. Scott naturally stepped into the Product Management role after his tenure as the lead product architect for both products he now manages (Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus). Scott joined Tecplot in 2005 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
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Lothar Lippert, Tecplot Europe Manager
Lothar and his team manage Tecplot sales and services for the entire European and Western Asia market. Their main focus is on building long-term partnerships with customers in the field of numerical simulation, especially CFD. “Implementing complex technical requirements in a tailor-made way for each and every customer” is Lothar’s most important task. Lothar holds an MS degree in Information Technology from the Polytechnical University of Regensburg and has many years of experience working as a technical consultant for software solutions in the High-Performance Computing market. He enjoys spending his free time with his family as well as taking care of the family’s own forest in the northern part of Bavaria.
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Charles Schnake, Director of Customer Development
Charles brings great energy and a fresh perspective to the Tecplot Customer Development team. His background as design engineer at Rolls-Royce, and Director of Digital marketing and Business Operations Manager at Aerion Supersonic makes him ideal for this leadership role. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University.
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