Vice President, Focus Products Organization
Erich joined Mentor Graphics in August 2009 as the general manager of the company’s Mechanical Analysis Division. He has over 25 years of experience in software engineering, sales, marketing, and management in the mechanical design automation (MDA) market and has held senior management positions at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), MSC Software and StS, a German system integrator. Over his career, he accumulated over 25 years of sales experience managing resellers and direct sales organizations. Erich has an engineering degree in mining and a Ph.D. in Fluid Dynamics from the Technical University of Clausthal in Germany. In addition, he has an Executive BBA from GSBA in Switzerland.