received his degree in Material Science from Polytech Montpellier, France, in 2005 and received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Phoenix in 2013. He has over 10 years of experience in FEM solutions for material forming simulations. Nicolas is the technical manager for Transvalor Americas Corp., a subsidiary of Transvalor SA in Americas, based in Chicago, Illinois. Transvalor has been a key player in the material forming simulation industry since 1984. The company has a tight partnership with the French School of Mines Lab (CEMEF) where more than 100 scientists work with industrial partners on material physics and physical/mechanical modeling. Transvalor’s material forming simulation software portfolio spans solid and liquid metals as well as polymers and a number of industries (forging, cold forming, metal casting, and injection molding). For more information, go to www.transvalor.com.