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James E. Cashman, III

Director since March 2019; Former Board Chairman of ANSYS, Inc; Former President and Chief Executive Officer of ANSYS, Inc.

Business Experience: Mr. Cashman was Chairman from January 2017 through April 2019 of ANSYS Inc., an engineering simulation software company. Prior to becoming Chairman of ANSYS, Mr. Cashman was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of ANSYS from February 2000 through December 2016. Prior to his general management role with ANSYS, Mr. Cashman served as Senior Vice President of Operations of ANSYS from September 1997 to April 1999. He also served from 1995 to 1997, as Vice President of Marketing and International Operations at PAR Technology Corporation, a computer software and hardware company, and from 1992 to 1994, he was Vice President of Product Development and Marketing at Metaphase Technology, Inc., a product data management company, which was a joint venture of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation and Control Data Systems. From 1976 to 1992, he worked in various sales and technical positions at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, a computer-aided design company. Mr. Cashman holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Cashman is a director of Certara, Inc., a publicly traded company, and is a member of its Audit Committee.

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