RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC-Geomagic, a provider of 3-D software for creating digital models of physical objects, has appointed industry veteran, John Alpine, as its new vice president of engineering.

John comes to Geomagic after a five-year term with Dassault Systemes, as vice president (VP) of product development at Spatial, and VP of platform and partner strategy at SolidWorks. Prior to that he was chief technology officer at Proficiency and CoCreate, leading the research and design of direct modeling software which has recently been adopted by major computer automated design (CAD) companies.