About ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS)

Company Description:


ANSYS, Inc. specializes in engineering simulation software, used globally to predict how product designs will behave in real-world environments. The company operates primarily through two segments: Software and Services.

ANSYS was founded in 1970 by John Swanson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.


Main Product(s):


ANSYS is known for its comprehensive software suite for engineering simulation, encompassing finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), electronics, semiconductors, embedded software, and design optimization.


Short History of ANSYS, Inc:


  • 1970 – Founded by John Swanson as Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc.
  • 1994 – The company went public.
  • 2006 – Acquired Fluent, Inc., expanding its computational fluid dynamics capabilities.
  • 2011 – Acquired Apache Design Solutions, entering the semiconductor and electronics industry.
  • 2015 – Launched ANSYS AIM, an integrated multiphysics simulation environment.
  • 2020 – Announced the acquisition of Lumerical Inc., enhancing its photonics simulation capabilities.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Dr. Ajei S. Gopal Ph.D.President, CEO & Director2.96MN/A1962
Ms. Nicole AnasenesCFO & Senior VP of finance1.04MN/A1973
Ms. Janet LeeSenior VP, General Counsel & Secretary761.61kN/A1964
Mr. Shane EmswilerSenior Vice President of Products881.38kN/A1976
Dr. Prithviraj Banerjee Ph.D.Chief Technology OfficerN/AN/A1960
Ms. Kelsey DeBriynVice President of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Walt HearnSenior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Customer ExcellenceN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Andy Kincheloe J.D.Vice President of Global Marketing, Channel, & Go-To-Market OperationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Kathleen WeslockVice President of Human ResourcesN/AN/AN/A
Mr. M. Lee DetwilerVice President of FinanceN/AN/AN/A

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