Maplesoft has announced that effective January 1, 2019, Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Chief Scientist and current Maplesoft COO, has been appointed President and CEO of Maplesoft. Bernardin succeeds Jim Cooper, who is moving on to become the full-time CEO of DigitalEd, a company Maplesoft spun-off in early 2018.
As senior Maplesoft executives, Jim Cooper and Laurent Bernardin have worked closely together for more than 15 years. During this time of transformation, Cooper will continue to act as an advisor to Maplesoft, working closely with Dr. Bernardin to ensure a smooth transition.
“It has been an honor to serve as Maplesoft’s CEO for nearly two decades. I am incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished and I’m excited about the momentum propelling Maplesoft forward,” said Cooper. “There couldn’t be a better time for someone with Laurent’s talents and capabilities to step in as Maplesoft’s CEO. With his vast management experience and first-hand knowledge of all of Maplesoft’s products, I have no doubt that Maplesoft will continue to transform under his leadership.”
Dr. Bernardin has led Maplesoft’s groundbreaking research and development efforts across Maplesoft’s portfolio of mathematics and engineering products and services. During his tenure as Chief Scientist and COO of Maplesoft, Dr. Bernardin has spearheaded many important technology shifts that have resulted in substantial growth for the company.
“I’m thrilled to be taking on the management of an organization that I’ve worked for and believed in for many years,” said Dr. Bernardin. “Maplesoft has an exceptionally talented team of people, a track record of innovation and success, and development plans that will continue to revolutionize our products and solutions. I’m delighted to be at the helm as we move into an exciting future.”
Dr. Bernardin continued: “On behalf of everyone at Maplesoft, I’d like to thank Jim for his tireless dedication to Maplesoft over the time of his leadership.”