Dave Mason

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David Mason, a veteran Altair executive who joined the company in 1994, is responsible for the automotive vertical in Altair’s Global Markets Team. This team is responsible for business strategy and development along with the sharing of best practices (software and services) both internally and externally in key global markets. Prior to his current position, Mason was the Managing Director of Altair’s United Kingdom office. His experience at Altair includes leadership roles in consulting, software product management, and sales. During his time with Altair he has led project teams in diverse disciplines including the development of vehicle systems, CAE, vehicle build and test projects, test data analysis, and custom software development. A large part of his career has been involved with helping organizations adopt and implement simulation led design processes. Before joining Altair in 1994, Mason worked as a product engineer at General Motors Corporation. He holds master’s degrees from The University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

2015 Altair Enlighten Award Judges Announced

2015 Altair Enlighten Award judges have been announced! Eight influential industry leaders will be judging the automotive industry’s only award program created in collaboration with Center for Automotive Research (CAR) to specifically acknowledge innovation in vehicle lightweighting, essential to improving … Read More

Announcing the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award

The 2015 Altair Enlighten Award is now accepting nominations! The Altair Enlighten Award is presented annually in collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) to recognize exceptional achievements in weight reduction from across the automotive industry. The 2015 award will be presented … Read More

A Vehicle for Gen Y

Did you know that Generation Y (Gen Y) prefers a hybrid mainstream sports car that seats 6? The graduate engineering students at Clemson University undertook a project to develop this ideal vehicle for Gen Y consumers. Members of Gen Y, … Read More

Featured Event: CAR MBS August 4-7, 2014

On Monday, August 4th, the winner of the 2014 Altair Enlighten Award will be announced at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) in Traverse City, Michigan. CAR is a non-profit organization focusing on important trends and … Read More

Altair Announces 2014 Enlighten Award Nominees

The nominations for the 2nd annual Altair Enlighten Award have been announced! An impressive array of companies and projects are under consideration for the award this year. The winner will be revealed on August 4th at the 2014 Center for … Read More

Advancing Composites in the Auto Industry

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten. In my new role as Altair’s Vice President of Global Automotive, I look forward to sharing automotive trends and news with you. To kick off my posts, I wanted to provide my insights on … Read More