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Zemax Announced S. Subbiah's Appointment as Chief Product Officer

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CEO Insights Team

CEO Insights Team

Zemax, the global leader in the optical product design software space has announced its appointment of S. Subbiah as Chief Product Officer (CPO). Subbiah received a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras, an MSE in Energy Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and completed the Executive Program at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Before joining Zemax, Subbiah was in ANSYS, where he has held a variety of senior roles over the past 12 years, including leading Corporate Product Strategy as well as North American Sales and Customer Services. As Vice President of Global Product Operations, he was most recently responsible for re-energizing their flagship Fluid Dynamics products, launching innovative new user workflows, and helping exceed their global product sales and sales growth goals.

Leveraging his years of experience, Subbiah will spearhead Zemax's product team and work closely with

Zemax has built an impressive company around one-of-a-kind software products and has reached a pivotal moment for growth. I am excited to help lead Zemax in identifying, prioritizing, and acting upon new strategic opportunities



Sanjay Gangadhara (CTO, Zemax) to build a product portfolio that will map the strategic vision for the company.

“As we look toward multiple product lines and a more diverse set of customers, the time is right for this addition to our executive team, and Subbiah's expertise will help us deliver on our strategy to expand our virtual prototyping solution,” said Mark Nicholson, CEO, Zemax. "I trust that Subbiah's leadership will help us continue to advance our product offerings and deliver value to our customers," he adds.

"Zemax has built an impressive company around one-of-a-kind software products and has reached a pivotal moment for growth. I am excited to help lead Zemax in identifying, prioritizing, and acting upon new strategic opportunities," says S. Subbiah, CPO, Zemax.
Zemax software is used to develop a range of lens systems, laser systems, and optical products, including space telescopes, augmented reality glasses, lidar in autonomous vehicles, smartphone cameras, and biomedical imaging devices.