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17 Jan 2013

LEDAS Establishes US Business Entity to Better Serve Clients Worldwide

LEDAS shareholders establish Ledas, Inc., strategically located in the Greater Boston Area, to facilitate market access for Russian experts in CAD, CAM, CAE, BIM and PLM, and export the R&D potential of the region to the rest of the world.

Needham, Massachusetts and Novosibirsk, Russia: January 17, 2013 – LEDAS, a leading provider of R&D services in the field of engineering software, announced today that its shareholders and their US partner, Michael G. Taytslin, have established a company in Massachusetts, USA.

"The business activity for LEDAS in the global market has been growing steadily," said David Levin, founder and chairman of the board of LEDAS: "It was time to establish a new business entity with a local presence in North America to better support current customers and future business growth."

Industry veteran Michael G. Taytslin, former chief information officer of PTC and operations executive at several software companies, will lead the new company.

"LEDAS comprises over 30 experts in computer science and mathematics and is an internationally recognized R&D leader in developing engineering software components," said Mr. Taytslin. "With its extensive experience delivering commercial grade software, technical expertise, and access to scientific, research and development resources in Russia, LEDAS has the capability to extend and improve software product development. I am eager to grow the company’s global business."

Over the past ten years LEDAS worked with clients such as ASCON, Autodesk, Bricsys, Cimatron, CD-adapco, Dassault Systemes, Geometric, JETCAM, and Open Design Alliance on projects covering geometric constraint solving, variational direct modeling, collision detection, motion simulation, subdivision surfaces, mesh unfolding, knowledge-based engineering, CAD data extraction, and NURBS-based solid modeling. LEDAS engineers have extensive experience in programming for a range of CAD systems, including AutoCAD, BricsCAD, CATIA, Inventor, Rhinoceros 3D, SketchUp, and SolidWorks. From 2003 to 2011, LEDAS designed, developed, and globally distributed its own geometric constraint solvers, LGS 2D and LGS 3D. LEDAS is a key partner in a project to develop the next-generation geometric modeler.


Founded in 1999 as a spinoff of an R&D lab of the Russian Academy of Science, LEDAS is a private, employee-owned software company. LEDAS provides software development and consulting services to the CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM/BIM market. Headquartered in the Akademgorodok (Novosibirsk, Russia) research center, LEDAS has strong relationships with over 30 scientific research institutes including Novosibirsk State University. For more information please visit:
Ledas, Inc. Press Contacts:
TelephoneUS: +1 (781) 974-8908
Telephone Russia: +7 383 335 6504

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