Business leader magazine has named Ping Fu, chief executive officer of Raindrop Geomagic, as its “Entrebizneur” of the year.

“Ping Fu represents the quintessential story of someone coming to this country and using brains, ingenuity and vision to overcome adversity and make her company a success,” said Dan Davies, publisher of Business Leader, in a statement.

Ping Fu left her homeland of China to move to the United States in 1982. She co-founded Geomagic in 1996.

Geomagic is a developer of 3D software that enables customers to create digital models of parts and other goods. The company maintains operations in Europe and Asia as well as its headquarters in RTP.

Raindrop Geomagic: www.geomagic.com