CIMdata announces David Ford as Chief Operations Officer

CIMdata announces David Ford as Chief Operations Officer

February 14, 2018 – CIMdata, a global product lifecycle management (PLM) strategic management consulting and research firm, announced the hiring of Mr. David Ford. Mr. Ford joins CIMdata as its Chief Operating Officer reporting to CIMdata's President, Mr. Peter Bilello.

Over his 30-year career, Mr. Ford has served in various roles at Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Mentor Graphics, and Autodesk. He's developed CAD software, acquired and integrated technology and service companies, and created strategic partnerships with companies such as Apple, Dell, Lenovo, and Alcoa.

Mr. Ford served as Engineering Director for Autodesk Inventor, opened the company's first remote R&D office in Shanghai, China, while managing product development teams around the globe. In addition to product experience, Mr. Ford managed Business Development for Autodesk's Manufacturing Division, drove strategic planning, communications and operations, and created key partnerships.