Andrew Dauman joined Synplicity in August 1994 as employee number three and has served as vice president, worldwide engineering since May 2005. In this role, Mr. Dauman oversees the company’s global engineering team, including applications engineering, to ensure new and existing products are developed and released on time and with continuous quality improvements. Mr. Dauman also participates in setting the company’s strategic direction.
In his previous role as vice president corporate applications engineering, Mr. Dauman’s responsibilities included technical support, product verification, product training and technical publications. He also created the quality assurance organization and established the initial corporate product quality methods and standards.
Mr. Dauman has been instrumental in establishing the company’s reputation in the EDA industry for delivering rapid, accurate technical support, while delivering some of the most reliable, high-quality software in the industry. This has contributed to Synplicity being considered to provide amongst the highest levels of customer satisfaction in the industry.
Prior to joining Synplicity, Mr. Dauman was a member of the AutoLogic ASIC synthesis team at Mentor Graphics Corporation. Before Mentor Graphics, Mr. Dauman worked as a CPU designer at Prime Computer, Inc. and Raytheon Company.
Mr. Dauman holds a BSEE from Boston University.