James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of chairman and CEO of Altair, a title he has held since the company's inception in 1985.
Through Scapa's leadership, the company is now a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics. Today, the company employs over 3,000 engineers, scientists and creatives with more than 86 offices in 25 countries.
With more than 11,000 customers globally, Altair software enables customers to enhance product performance, compress development time and reduce costs.
Scapa earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a master of business administration degree from University of Michigan.
Altair is a global technology company, which provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future.Our vision is to help customers drive decisions leveraging the convergence of simulation, HPC, and AI. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, Altair’s solutions surround you – keeping you safer, more connected, and more productive.