About CCE

ABOUT CCE

CCE is a Michigan corporation in business since 1989. Our offices are located in Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Lee, New Jersey, as well as a state-of-the-art engineering development center in Chennai, India. CCE's focus is in CAD interoperability software and engineering services. The CCE group currently employs over 225 software and design professionals.

EXECUTIVE TEAM
Kumar Rajan, CEO
Kumar Rajan, CEO
Kumar Rajan founded Cimsoftek in 1992 before merging the operations with Compunix, Inc. to form CCE in 2000. Before founding Cimsoftek, Kumar was the Director of Software Development at the U.S. unit of Dassault Systems, one of the leading providers of CAD/CAM/CAE products. He was one of the earliest developers of CATIA, working at the Paris headquarters of Dassault Systems. Kumar assisted with merging the combined strengths of Cimsoftek and Compunix in CAD data interoperability to develop and market products and technologies used by a number of leading corporations and independent software vendors (ISVs) worldwide. Today, he plays the dual role as CEO and CTO, setting the strategy for software development at CCE. Kumar received his dual Masters degrees in Computer Science and in Chemical Engineering, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), in Troy, NY, and Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Madras, India.
Vinay Wagle, Vice President - Sales & Marketing
Vinay Wagle, Vice President - Sales & Marketing
Vinay Wagle founded Compunix in 1989, which was merged with Cimsoftek to create CCE in 2000. As VP of Sales & Marketing at CCE, Vinay provides leadership to the sales & marketing team. Prior to Compunix and CCE, he worked at Chrysler, an automotive OEM. Vinay has a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mysore, India.
S.N. Kishore, Vice President - India Operations
S.N. Kishore, Vice President - India Operations
Kishore has more than 20 years of experience in Engineering Services and Software Development. Prior to joining CCE, he was leading the software development efforts at Alstom and GE. Now, Kishore plays a key role in the functioning of CCE's two groups in India: Engineering Services, and Software Development. In 1998, S.N. Kishore was instrumental in setting up the Indian operations of CCE and for the past 15 + years, he has been responsible for its growth. Kishore holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science from Bangalore University, India.
Kiran Kumar B, Director - Software Division
Kiran Kumar B, Director - Software Division
Kiran Kumar was one of the first employees of CCE's facility at Chennai, India and has been with the company since early 1998. A seasoned CAD software professional, he sets the overall direction of all software development activities in the company and manages a large team of highly experienced engineering software developers. With extensive knowledge of multiple CAD software and Geometry kernels, he has been instrumental in the design and development of all of CCE's CAD interoperability products. Kiran has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and a Master's degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
Newbigin, Director of Engineering
Newbigin, Director of Engineering
Newbigin is CCE's Director of Engineering based at our facility in Chennai, India. Prior to this role, he served as Senior Project Manager, since joining CCE in July 2014. He has 20+ years of experience in design & development of special purpose machines, medical devices, valves, automotive gearbox, and auto electrical. Throughout his professional career Newbigin has been actively engaged in new product development initiatives, from concept to prototype development, through effective project and people management. With in-depth knowledge of engineering technologies, processes and trends, he is currently spearheading the engineering services division at CCE's India facility focusing on semiconductor, material handling, door/windows and consumer industries. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from MGR University, Chennai (India) and a Bachelor's degree in Administration from University of Madras (India).
Ramkishore Dhulipudi, Manager of Engineering
Ramkishore Dhulipudi, Manager of Engineering
Ramkishore Dhulipudi is Manager for Engineering Services at CCE. His role is to manage engineering operations, initiate transformational activities and be responsible for all engineering relationships at CCE. Ram is focused on delivering consultative value to CCE clients as a trusted advisor and in delivering next-generation solutions and services, most notably implementing CCE’s Trusted Engineer Next Door (TrEND) initiative for engineering collaboration.
Ram has been with CCE for over 5 years. Since then, he has served in a number of roles of increasing responsibility across the organization. Having 15+ years of experience in Aero, Rail, Industrial & Transportation domains, he currently leads the New Product Development (NPD) initiatives at CCE. In this role, he manages a highly skilled and accomplished team of engineers who design, build, integrate and support NPD projects. This team drives innovation at CCE and is responsible for new product ideas, taking them all the way from concept to prototyping and manufacturing.
Ram holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai (India).