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Business as usual after Tecplot purchase, says Vela Software


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ecplot, a provider of visual data analysis soſtware for engineers and scientists in the aerospace and oil and gas industries, has announced


that it has been acquired by Vela Soſtware, an operating group of Constellation Soſtware. Tecplot also announced that co-founders


Don Roberts and Mike Peery, who previously served as CEO and chairman, respectively, will retire. Tom Chan, Tecplot’s vice president of customer development and a 20-year employee of the company, was named president. ‘Mike Peery and I are delighted that we


can place the company that we have grown and nurtured for 35 years into the strong hands of Vela,’ Roberts said. ‘Teir expertise in growing soſtware companies gives Tecplot a solid foundation upon which it can build into the future. We are very pleased that Tom Chan, who has held key leadership positions


at Tecplot for two decades, will be the new president.’ Founded in 1981, Tecplot develops, designs,


and sells a variety of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) post-processing solutions used by engineers and scientists to help them unlock insights from complex data via visual analysis. Tecplot’s core product suite includes Tecplot


360 and Tecplot RS; Tecplot 360 enables engineers and scientists to plot data, analyse complex solutions, arrange multiple layouts, and communicate output effectively to enhance aerodynamic design. Tecplot RS gives oil & gas engineers the ability to manage and analyse simulation data, uncover knowledge about reservoir model behaviour, and gain confidence in making crucial production decisions. ‘For 35 years, Don and Mike have guided our company based on a set of unwavering


core values – commitment to customers, commitment to each other, commitment to the community, and never-ending technological innovation,’ Chan said. ‘I am honoured to continue their legacy as Tecplot’s new president. My message to our customers is business as usual. You will continue to be our top priority.’ As an operating group of Constellation


Soſtware, Toronto-based Vela Soſtware acquires, manages, and builds specific soſtware businesses that provide specialised soſtware solutions. ‘We are excited to enter both the aerospace


and oil and gas vertical markets with the acquisition of Tecplot, and we welcome their employees and customers to the Constellation family,’ said Vela CEO John Billowits. ‘We look forward to working with the Tecplot team to continue to build on their innovative industry- leading visual data analysis solutions.’


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