Darmstadt, Germany, April 5th, 2022 – VI-grade, the simulation and driving simulator company that accelerates product innovation by bridging the gap between simulation and physical testing, today announced that Michael Hoffmann has joined the VI-grade Team as Senior Expert in Simulation Driven Development, effective April 1st, 2022.
Michael has over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and software development focused on helping customers build better products in less time and with fewer resources. Before joining VI-grade, he held key positions at major simulation software companies such as Altair, MSC Software and Mechanical Dynamics.
“We are thrilled to welcome Michael Hoffmann to VI-grade”, said Guido Bairati, Managing Director, VI-grade. “He will be instrumental in advancing our Zero Prototypes strategy at VI-grade and will provide critical guidance and support to our customers in their path towards virtual sign-off”, he added.
“We’ve been talking about reducing hardware prototypes for quite some time”, said Michael Hoffmann. “I’m really looking forward to setting the bar a bit higher as we aim for „Zero Prototypes”, and I’m excited to work with clients who embrace innovation and who are willing to accept this challenge.”