Milford, OH, October 22, 2015 – In a move to leverage valuable insights and take strategic messages about best practices to broader industry segments, International TechneGroup (ITI) today announces its PLM Community Membership with CIMdata. This opportunity enriches ITI’s extensive industry experience and expands the company’s reach in the areas of market research, industry analysis and customer insights. It also allows ITI to build on its experience as a founding member of industry consortia dedicated to standards development and product data interoperability best practices.

Peter Bilello, CIMdata's President commented, “We respect ITI’s expertise and leadership in the product data interoperability market and welcome them to CIMdata’s global PLM Community of leading solution providers. As ITI steps into the analyst arena, it indicates that the company is serious about positively impacting the industry and making a difference for customers, many of whom are adopting MBE [model-based enterprise] initiatives, and/or have ongoing product data integration and migration challenges.” 

As a vendor-neutral, trusted third-party advisor to many internal client teams, ITI serves the largest aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers in the world. While the A&D market accounts for a significant percent of ITI’s revenues, ITI hopes to broaden its reach in other industry segments. “Customers are always looking for ways to lower their total cost of ownership for PLM-related technologies and we help them by solving complex product data interoperability challenges. Our CIMdata membership creates an exciting opportunity for ITI to exchange best practices with global manufacturers in other markets,” said Tom Gregory, CEO, ITI.

The Community Member partnership with CIMdata indicates that ITI is taking a stronger, more visible position within the PLM industry. “ITI has been active in advanced manufacturing and standards-centric industry consortia for years. The CIMdata membership is an ideal platform for us to connect like-minded people with our solutions,” added Jamie Flerlage, EVP of Business Development, ITI. “Our sponsorship in events like the upcoming CIMdata PLM Road MapTM for the Aerospace and Defense Industry and 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress (CIC), also help reinforce our commitment to the industry and our customers.”

At the CIMdata PLM Road MapTM event for the Aerospace and Defense Industry on October 28th and 29th in Chantilly, VA, David Baum, former MBE lead at Raytheon Corporation, will present on ITI’s behalf in an interactive session about the issues companies face when adopting MBD/MBE. “Membership with CIMdata and sponsorship of the CIMdata/CIC event provides critical services and insights to the A&D community and to ITI’s customer base. I look forward to working closely with ITI going forward,” said Baum, President of Strategic Manufacturing Technologies, a consultancy dedicated to accelerated product development.

CIMdata event registration information is available at


About ITI

International TechneGroup Inc. began in 1983 with a mission to help manufacturers drive innovation and time to market by applying computer-aided product development to engineering problems. Today, ITI is the global leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems. Our customers recognize the value in having a trusted solution partner that provides more than just software. ITI solves complex product data interoperability problems so that the world’s leading manufacturers can focus on making great products.

About CIMdata

CIMdata, an independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Since its founding over thirty years ago, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM.

CIMdata PLM Road MapTM for the A&D Industry

PLM Road Map 2015 for the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Industry featuring the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (CIC) is the must-attend event for A&D industry executives and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences and relationships critical to the A&D industry germinate and take root.