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Zemax hires S. Subbiah as Chief Product Officer

By Christian Wylonis
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Zemax announced today that S. Subbiah has joined the company in the new position of Chief Product Offer (CPO) to lead the product team. Zemax software is used to develop a range of lens systems, laser systems, and optical products, including space telescopes, augmented reality glasses, lidar in autonomous vehicles, smartphone cameras, and biomedical imaging devices.

"As we look toward multiple product lines and a more diverse set of customers, the time is right for this addition to our executive team, and Subbiah's expertise will help us deliver on our strategy to expand our virtual prototyping solution," said Zemax CEO Mark Nicholson.

Subbiah joins Zemax from ANSYS, where he has held a variety of senior roles over the past 12 years, including leading Corporate Product Strategy as well as North American Sales and Customer Services. Prior to ANSYS, Subbiah spent 17 years at Fluent Inc. Starting as one of the early employees at Fluent, he played a key role in helping grow Fluent sales via market segmentation.