PRESS RELEASE: As of March 1, 2018, CEO Darren Larkins and President & CTO Denis Morais will acquire ownership of the shipbuilding software development company SSI from the company’s founder Rolf Oetter.
As of March 1, 2018, CEO Darren Larkins and President & CTO Denis Morais will acquire ownership of the shipbuilding software development company SSI from the company’s founder Rolf Oetter.
This is a natural evolution, desired by all parties, as Larkins and Morais have been managing SSI for the past seven years while Oetter has focused on other initiatives such as the promotion of alternative energy.
In one sense then, it will be “business as usual” after Larkins & Morais become owners; they have already been running the company for a substantial period.
Yet, on the other hand, it is also an exciting new development that bodes well for the future. It helps ensure the long-term stability of SSI since the people actively involved in the decision-making are now in an ownership position; day to day management, ownership and the future of SSI will now be in harmony.
SSI develops Autodesk based solutions for the shipbuilding and offshore industry including: ShipConstructor software, an AutoCAD based CAD/CAM product line; and EnterprisePlatform, a tool for sharing product data model information. SSI solutions take advantage of the native DWG platform and the global pools of experience provided by the world's most popular CAD platform. SSI combines this with industry specific standards, terminology and best practices. For more information, see: www.SSI-Corporate.com.
About Darren Larkins
For more than 17 years Darren has met with shipbuilders around the world, developing an in-depth understanding of industry challenges and global best practices. In response to shipbuilders' call for true concurrent engineering capabilities, he co-invented the company's Database Driven Relational Object Modeling software technology, now at the heart of SSI's products. Today he brings a rare blend of technology expertise and industry knowledge to bear on SSI’s sales, marketing, and operations activities.
About Denis Morais
Denis has been internationally recognized for his published blogs, articles and papers and continues to provide insights on innovative solutions for the marine industries. He has worked hand in hand with industry partners and SSI’s clients around the world to solve their most difficult business and technology challenges. This depth of understanding of both the current and future state of technology and the business of shipbuilding serve Denis well as he leads SSI towards the delivery of innovative products and services.