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Dec 6, 2010

Open Mind General Manager David You Bo joins Delcam China as Vice General Manager

Delcam has announced the appointment of David You as the Vice General Manager of its Delcam China subsidiary. Mr. You was previously the General Manager for China at Open Mind. In his new position at Delcam China, Mr. You will be responsible for coordinating sales by the company’s regional offices and by its growing number of resellers and OEM partners.

Mr. You has twenty years’ experience in the CADCAM industry. He began his career as a user in China’s Ministry of Space Industry. This was followed by CADCAM engineer positions at Beijing CAST Industry Group and Beijing Joinus System Integration Co. For the past twelve years, he has worked in CADCAM sales, culminating in his position as General Manager at Open Mind.

Announcing the appointment, Joe Zhou, General Manager of Delcam China said, "I am very pleased to welcome David You to the Delcam China team. His experience as both a user and in sales of CADCAM systems will strengthen our staff and help us to achieve even greater sales of our software in this vital region.”

Mr. You’s appointment comes at a time when Delcam is setting new records for its business in China. Sales of software and supporting services have increased by more than 50% in the first three quarters of this year compared to the first nine months of 2009. China is now the biggest market for new sales of the company’s manufacturing software.

This rapid growth has helped the company to reach more than 1,500 customers in the country. To mark this achievement, a presentation was made to the 1,500th customer, Zhejiang (Taizhou) Jianli Mould Co., Ltd., by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to China, Sebastian Wood CMG, during the UK Advanced Engineering China Showcase held in Shanghai in June. This mouldmaking company is typical of the hundreds of smaller toolmakers and subcontractors that are adopting Delcam software to increase their productivity, improve their quality and reduce their lead times.

However, Delcam’s customers also include many of the country’s larger organisations. As well as First Auto Works, other major customers include Xi’an Aircraft Industry Group, Changchun Railway Vehicles, Dongfang Electrical Machinery, Gree Electrical Appliances and Pou Chen, one of the world’s major producers of footwear.

These customers are supported by 50 sales and support offices throughout the country. The Delcam China subsidiary is based in a head office in Beijing, with regional offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xi’an, Wenzhou, Qingdao and Quanzhou. In addition, the Delcam Hong Kong and Delcam Taiwan joint ventures operate two offices each in mainland China, and there are more than 30 reseller offices in the country.