End of year message from CEO Tom Santegoeds - Femto Engineering

New Year’s message from CEO Tom Santegoeds

Tom Santegoeds

This year we made significant progress by staying true to our commitment – to help customers get the most out of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) by providing them with  relevant, high quality and personal services. We end 2017 stronger and better for it.


One of the great aspects of my job is seeing the impact simulations have on the development of plastic consumer products, complex medical devices or gigantic naval vessels. Simulations carried out by Femto Engineering contribute to lighter, more innovative, cheaper, but most importantly, safer products for people to use. Companies choose us because we have a strong reputation in delivering high quality engineering advice, solutions, software and training.


When I started Femto Engineering over 20 years ago, I clearly sensed the potential of virtual product development. Simulation driven engineering was an emerging field and our company had to invest in knowledge, people, partnerships, standardization and FEA technology to become the knowledge partner we are today.


As the importance of CAE grows in producing quality products in an efficient manner, my job is to anticipate and have a clear focus and strategy in place for its future application. One development we therefore do not ignore is the emergence of simulation driven design. Putting simulation tools in the hand of designers changes the role of designers and analysts. When implemented well, this results in more innovation and cost-effectiveness. At Femto we have the people and the tools to help companies with this transition.


More and more we see companies rationalize the number of CAD and CAE systems they have in operation. As a Siemens CAE solution partner we can provide solutions that help you execute this strategy. Siemens Simcenter in an integrated and scalable simulation platform which streamlines processes across the product development process from CAD, to CAE, to production. Solutions from this platform increased the productivity of our engineering team tremendously.


Moving forward, our efforts to provide the best CAE services to our customers will continue, as well as our emphasis on long-term partnerships. Investing in our people will further our reputation and generate new opportunities for growth. As we did in the past, we also keep monitoring customer satisfaction levels across our service offerings. I want to thank those who participated in our survey as you helped us understand your needs. Feel free to take a look at the results of our 2017 customer satisfaction research.


As ever, I am keen to engage with (future) customers and talk to them about what matters to them most related to CAE. I look forward to meet you in 2018 at one of our events, online or at trade shows.


Last but not least, I would like to thank our employees for their dedication and our customers for their confidence in us. 20 years in CAE would not have been possible without you. Now it’s time to relax, recharge and enjoy the holidays! Best wishes and see you in 2018!


Tom Santegoeds
CEO Femto Engineering

December 20, 2017
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