James R. Scapa

'78; FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, ALTAIR ENGINEERING, INC.

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’s degree in business administration from University of Michigan.