Announcing the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award

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The 2015 Altair Enlighten Award is now accepting nominations! The Altair Enlighten Award is presented annually in collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) to recognize exceptional achievements in weight reduction from across the automotive industry. The 2015 award will be presented at the 50th annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich., taking place Aug. 3-6, 2015.

The award is open to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and systems/parts/materials suppliers from all automotive industry segments. The Altair Enlighten Award represents a great opportunity for companies’ efforts to be recognized among their industry peers, to reward outstanding teams, and to demonstrate cutting-edge expertise. Past award ceremonies were covered by more than 350 publications and news outlets around the world, featuring winner profiles and interviews.

Read about 2013 and 2014 Enlighten Award winners, and find out more about the judging panel and past nominees. Entries must be received in advance of the May 29, 2015 deadline.

Dave Mason

Vice President, Global Automotive at Altair
David Mason, a veteran Altair executive who joined the company in 1994, is responsible for the automotive vertical in Altair’s Global Markets Team. This team is responsible for business strategy and development along with the sharing of best practices (software and services) both internally and externally in key global markets. Prior to his current position, Mason was the Managing Director of Altair’s United Kingdom office. His experience at Altair includes leadership roles in consulting, software product management, and sales. During his time with Altair he has led project teams in diverse disciplines including the development of vehicle systems, CAE, vehicle build and test projects, test data analysis, and custom software development. A large part of his career has been involved with helping organizations adopt and implement simulation led design processes. Before joining Altair in 1994, Mason worked as a product engineer at General Motors Corporation. He holds master’s degrees from The University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.
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About Dave Mason

David Mason, a veteran Altair executive who joined the company in 1994, is responsible for the automotive vertical in Altair’s Global Markets Team. This team is responsible for business strategy and development along with the sharing of best practices (software and services) both internally and externally in key global markets. Prior to his current position, Mason was the Managing Director of Altair’s United Kingdom office. His experience at Altair includes leadership roles in consulting, software product management, and sales. During his time with Altair he has led project teams in diverse disciplines including the development of vehicle systems, CAE, vehicle build and test projects, test data analysis, and custom software development. A large part of his career has been involved with helping organizations adopt and implement simulation led design processes. Before joining Altair in 1994, Mason worked as a product engineer at General Motors Corporation. He holds master’s degrees from The University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

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