Zemax, a specialst in the optical product design software space, announced that S. Subbiah has joined the company in the new position of Chief Product Officer (CPO) to lead the product team. 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.
Subbiah joins Zemax from 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 CTO Sanjay Gangadhara to build a product portfolio that maps to the strategic vision for the company.
Prior to ANSYS, Subbiah spent 17 years at Fluent Inc. Starting as one of the early employees at Fluent, he played a key role in helping grow Fluent sales via market segmentation. Eventually becoming the Vice President of U.S. Operations, he led an organization of 100+ field operations staff in growing revenues from $24M to $50M in just six years. 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.