Anark Appoints Rus Rice as VP Engineering to Support Continued Growth

Anark welcomes Rus Rice as the new Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Rice is an experienced engineering leader and executive with a proven track record of leading high growth technology organizations to deliver scalable, high quality SaaS products across multiple industries: aerospace/defense, telecom, mobile, streaming media, and IT management software in both startup and large enterprise organizations. Prior to joining Anark, Mr. Rice was Head of SaaS engineering at JumpCloud, and has held various engineering leadership positions at Microsoft, Warner Media, and several startups in Colorado and on the west coast.

“I’m thrilled to have Rus join our executive team. His experience building and scaling engineering, quality and support organizations is critical as we continue to grow our business with some of the largest, most complex manufacturers in the world.” –Fred Waugh, CEO of Anark

“Digital thread and MBE (Model-based Enterprise) transformations are creating tremendous opportunity for manufacturers to dramatically accelerate the performance of their businesses. Anark is in a fantastic position to help our customers drive these transformations. It’s a great time to be in this industry, and I’m excited to be a part of its evolution and growth.” -Rus Rice, VP of Engineering at Anark.

Anark Welcomes Rus Rice

About Anark Corporation

Anark Corporation is a leading provider of content collaboration software for manufacturers, empowering companies such as Lockheed Martin, General Electric, Schaeffler, Boeing, Ericsson, Cohu, Cisco, and the U.S. Department of Defense to redefine the boundaries of collaboration so they can innovate faster. Anark’s content collaboration platform for manufacturers eliminates collaboration friction and hidden costs with product data, insights, and collaboration that meet people where they work. As a result, product data becomes accessible, actionable, and synchronized with version-controlled CAD, PDM, PLM and other product development “sources of truth.” When everyone can communicate and collaborate without compromise, manufacturers and their suppliers reduce errors, scrap, rework, and delivery risk while producing higher-quality products and services.


About the Author

Patrick Dunfey
Vice President of Marketing and Sales Enablement
Patrick is an accomplished marketing and sales enablement professional who knows that customers are at the heart of every great innovation. He focuses on driving customer satisfaction and business growth through aligned Product-Marketing-Sales programs. He uses digital systems and data-driven approaches to understand, measure and deliver success, resulting in unparalleled customer experiences and value.  Patrick has 20 years of enterprise software expertise, with specialties in CAD, PLM, ERP, AR/VR and IoT. Prior to joining Anark, Patrick developed and taught a business course on XR value strategy, helping companies identify and realize value using virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. During 14 years at PTC, a leading provider of product development software, Patrick led teams responsible for the design, build and launch of an award-winning, state-of-the-art technology experience center resulting in 5X customer meeting growth, and 66% close rates on those meetings; he led the development of a new IoT sales enablement strategy to map business value to enabling technology contributing to 52% YoY IoT revenue growth; and met with over 1000 companies, ranging from SMB to the Fortune 100, to help bridge the gap between technology and customer value. Patrick began his career as a mechanical engineer, working on product design and development projects with Brooks Automation, Arthur D. Little, U.S. Army, Keurig, and others. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.
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