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Daniel Nenni

Staff member
Industry Veterans John Simmons and David De Paula Join Methodics Team

San Francisco, CA, March 12, 2019 – Methodics Inc, the leader in Intellectual Property Lifecycle Management (IPLM) and traceability solutions for semiconductor design, today announced the expansion of its international sales team with the addition of John Simmons as Vice President of North American Sales, and David DePaula as Vice President of Sales for EMEA and Asia/Pacific.

“John and David are outstanding additions to our team and we are very excited that they have come on board,” said Simon Butler, CEO. “Our growth over the past 5 years has been driven by customers recognizing the need to adopt IP reuse strategies and taking an enterprise-wide view towards managing their design assets. As we continue to show strong year-over-year growth and bring on new staff, it has been important for us to continue to find people experienced in enterprise software solutions and with a strong ethic towards helping customers achieve success at meeting their strategic and financial goals. John and David fill these requirements nicely.”

David De Paula has over 20 years experience in Engineering Design Automation, PLM and Enterprise software for Electronics and Semiconductor Companies. Prior to joining Methodics, David was VP of Worldwide sales at Magillem, leading the company to a solid growth over the years. He also worked many years at Dassault Systemes where he developed the semiconductor and Electronics business in Europe. David has held various senior and executive-level positions in sales and business development at Avant!, Synopsys and Inovane, and has a masters degree from ESC Paris business school. In his new role, David will be responsible for all direct and channel sales efforts outside of North America.

John Simmons combines his technical experience with 25 years of Sales Experience in EDA, Product Lifecycle Management, Mechanical CAD, and other Enterprise Software. Prior to joining Methodics, John was most recently Senior Director of Sales for Entercoms, focused on helping customers innovate in the Services Supply Chain. John’s curiosity and passion for helping customers innovate with technology, have led to consistent success at Synchronicity, Dassault Systemes, Synopsys, Autodesk and Entercoms. In his new role, John will be responsible for all direct and channel sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada.

“The future for any semiconductor company relies on its ability to reduce costs and maintain margins while designs continue to evolve and get more complex. I look forward to working with John and David to expand our customer base and to continue to find new ways of bringing more value to our customers year-after-year,” said Jerry Brocklehurst, VP of Marketing.