President and co-founder of CD-adapco passes away


The president, CEO and co-founder of CD-adapco, Peter “Steve” MacDonald, passed away late on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

Throughout his 35 years of leadership, MacDonald passionately pursued his vision of “no-compromise” engineering simulation applied to real world products and processes. In fulfilling that vision, his primary objective was to achieve his customer’s goals and to push the capabilities of CD-adapco’s software products beyond the merely possible.

MacDonald’s unfailing commitment to recruit the best and brightest engineers leaves CD-adapco with the talent necessary to maintain its strong worldwide support organization and its leading industry position.

Although the company is mourning his passing, MacDonald’s legacy is alive in a healthy organization of talented and motivated individuals who are carrying forward his vision and continuing his customer-first business model. Sharron L MacDonald succeeds Steve MacDonald as the interim president and CEO of CD-adapco worldwide.

September 10, 2015


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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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