Chief Technologist, Mechanical Products
David L. Conover Chief Technologist, Mechanical Products ANSYS, Inc. Dave Conover has over 35 years of experience in mechanical CAE software development with ANSYS, Inc. During his career as a software developer at ANSYS, he as been involved in the development of elements, nonlinear material models, solution strategies, and solvers. He also architected the FEA solver code in use today and led the efforts to embrace distributed memory parallelism within it. He played a leading role in modernizing the mechanical turbomachinery capabilities, including mistuning and forced response. Lately he has been spearheading a team to support additive manufacturing (3D printing) including topology optimization. Dave has also managed the development group and in his current position as Chief Technologist, he leads the R&D initiatives concerning mechanical applications at ANSYS, Inc. Dave has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.