DEM Solutions announces new chief operating officer

DEM Solutions has announced a restructuring of its organisation as part of an overall expansion and a new chief operating officer.


Alan Faichney has been appointed as chief operating officer based at the company’s Edinburgh headquarters, effective 1 January 2008.  The re-organisation will enable Dr John Favier, CEO of DEM Solutions, to focus more fully on client relations, strategy, and business development.


Alan joins DEM Solutions from Ion, where he most recently served as senior vice president of Strategic Resources, a corporate post with responsibilities including long term strategy and company-wide Research & Development.


Alan graduated from St. Andrews University (Scotland) with a B.Sc. in Mathematics, and began his career in the Aerospace industry.  He later joined the Oil exploration industry where he held key technical and strategic roles in product and market development, resulting in recognition with the Queen’s Award for Export in 1998 and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Cecil Green Award for Enterprise in 2005. Inventor of several US and worldwide hardware and software patents, Alan is highly experienced in software development and provision of technical services to industry. He has also worked extensively in industry bodies over the past twenty years.


John Favier, CEO of DEM Solutions, said: ‘Alan brings a wealth of business experience to his new position. His role will be instrumental in furthering DEM Solutions leadership in the particle simulation marketplace.’


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