Anark Hires Bizdev VP

Anark Corp., a publisher of 3-D computer-aided design transformation and visualization software, reported Thursday that it has hired Chris Garcia as senior vice president of business development. Before joining Anark, the Boulder, Colo.-based company said, Garcia spent five years as vice president of research and development at Dassault Systems SolidWorks Corp. Prior to that, Anark noted, Garcia founded Xygent, a division of manufacturing automation software provider Brown & Sharpe Inc. He has also held management roles at Tecnomatix Technologies Inc. and helped establish that company's Valisys software line.