Interview with COADE President/CEO Van Laan Featured in December 29 Issue of Houston Business Journal

HOUSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 28, 2009— COADE announced today that the company and its president and CEO, Thomas J. Van Laan, PE, were featured in an article in the December 29, 2008, edition of the Houston Business Journal (HBJ). Based on an interview with Van Laan by HBJ editorial writer Mary Ann Azevedo, the article discusses the history and growth of COADE and its design and engineering analysis software products, including the company’s compounded annual growth rate of 33 percent over the past four years. The article also highlights the expansion of COADE’s global network of dealers and its shift from being a primarily domestic provider in 1994 to its position today as a global provider of software solutions for plant design and engineering analysis, with 70% of sales being international.

The HBJ article is online at Information on COADE is available at


COADE, Inc. is a provider of software for multiple plant design and engineering disciplines. COADE’s aims are that design and engineering should share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. COADE’s product line conforms to those goals and includes CAESAR II, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PVElite for pressure vessel and heat exchanger design and analysis; CADWorx Plant Design Suite for intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; and TANK for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks. COADE, CAESAR II, CADWorx, PVElite, CodeCalc and TANK are registered trademarks or trademarks of COADE, Inc. For more information, visit


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