Vela Software Acquires Tecplot

Tom Chan has been named the company's new president.

Tecplot, a provider of visual data analysis software, has been acquired by Vela Software, an operating group of Constellation Software.

According to a company press release, Tecplot has stated that co-founders Don Roberts and Mike Peery, who previously served as CEO and chairman, respectively, will retire. Tom Chan, Tecplot’s vice president of Customer Development and a 20-year employee of the company, was named president.

“For 35 years, Don and Mike have guided our company based on a set of unwavering core values – commitment to customers, commitment to each other, commitment to community, and never-ending technological innovation,” Tom Chan said. “I am honored to continue their legacy as Tecplot’s new president. My message to our customers is business as usual. You will continue to be our top priority. You are the reason we’re in business and we will always do our very best to meet your needs. And to my fellow Tecplot employees, I am so proud to work with such an outstanding team of talented and dedicated professionals. Together, we will build upon the foundation Don and Mike have left for us, elevating Tecplot to even greater levels of success.”

For more information, visit Vela Software and Tecplot.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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