HOUSTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009 — COADE announced today the promotion of Vornel Walker to Vice President, Marketing. The announcement was made by Thomas J. Van Laan, PE, the CEO and president of COADE.
Walker has 16 years of experience in the sales, marketing and business development of plant design and engineering software solutions for the process and power industries, including 13 years with COADE, first as Business Development Manager and then Marketing Manager. Prior to that, he worked for 18 years in the process and power industries as a piping designer for oil, gas, chemical and water systems using PDMS, PDS and AutoCAD-based solutions and as a site engineer for offshore and onshore projects in Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom.
“In his 13 years with COADE, Vornel has demonstrated a unique aptitude for strategic thinking in marketing combined with tactical pragmatism that has served the company and its market presence well,” explained Van Laan in announcing Walker’s promotion. “We value Vornel’s past contributions to our company’s success and look forward to continued results in his new role as our Vice President, Marketing.”
As Vice President, Marketing, Walker will be responsible for planning and overseeing all of the company’s marketing programs and activities, including marketing collaboration with the company’s global dealer network. Information on COADE and its products can be found at www.coade.com.
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; PV Elite 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, PV Elite, CodeCalc and TANK are registered trademarks or trademarks of COADE, Inc. For more information, visit www.coade.com.
For COADE, Inc., Houston
Gary Carson, 1-713-668-8550
Vornel Walker, 1-281-890-4566