In a press release issued today, Dassault Systemes announced that Bertrand Sicot, Executive Vice President of Sales, has replaced Jeff Ray as the CEO of SolidWorks. Bertrand began his career at IBM France, and was a branch sales manager for Computervision France before joining SolidWorks in 1997. Bertrand holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers.
Jeff joined SolidWorks as COO in 2003 and became CEO in 2007. He has now moved to parent Dassault Systemes as Executive Vice President in charge of Geographic Operations, a position that has been newly created for him.