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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Tom Kurke, an executive with more than 20 years of experience in design and engineering software, is the new chief operating officer at 3D software firm

“Tom brings key operational skills that will enable Geomagic to build a scalable business and serve a growing and broad range of customers,” said Geomagic Chief Executive Officer Ping Fu.

Kurke most recently was vice president of subscriptions at Bentley Systems. Earlier in his carer he was an attorney focused on mergers and acquisitions and intellectual orpoerty. He received his law degree at Temple University and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Villanova.

Geomagic software is used by automotive, aerospace, dental, consumer products, medical and other clients. A year ago, Geomagic raised $8 million from Valhalla Partners.