Hardi Meybaum is TUT Alumnus of the Year 2013
Hardi Meybaum is the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) Alumnus of the Year 2013. TUT announced the Alumnus of the Year 2013 at the university’s 95th anniversary ceremony. The ceremony also included 67 doctoral and six honorary doctoral promotions. A bust of Estonian Academy of Sciences Member Uno Mereste was also opened in the 17th of September 2013 on the Academicians Alley of the university.
Hardi Meybaum graduated in 2005 from the TUT Faculty of Mechanical Engineering specializing in product development and received in 2007 a MSc degree in production engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Meybaum is currently the CEO and a co-founder of the international company GrabCAD. GrabCAD is a company specializing in software development for engineers, with headquarters in Boston (USA) and development offices in Tallinn and Cambridge, England.
Hardi Meybaum said: “This award is a great recognition for me personally, for the GrabCAD team and for all the engineers who use GrabCAD. GrabCAD would not have been possible without the education received from TUT and, without it, hundreds of thousands of engineers would spend hours on unproductive tasks, which would not create value for the finished products used by all.”
GrabCAD helps manufacturing companies to place better products on the market in shorter periods. GrabCAD.com is an online collaboration platform, enabling engineers, production managers and all other parties in the manufacturing process to share CAD files, communicate and use design software in the GrabCAD environment. GrabCAD is used globally by over 800,000 engineers, from a small manufacturing company in Jüri, Estonia, to General Electric. GrabCAD is currently regarded as the most innovative company in the engineering world and has entered into a technology partnership with such industry giants as Autodesk and Siemens.
The international team of GrabCAD includes some of the world’s best people in their field, as well as investors who are behind the creation of many successful companies, such as PTC, Solidworks, Paypal, Free Markets, Yammer, Kiva Systems, and Skype.
Before his current job, Meybaum has worked for Columbus IT Partner Estonia and Saku Metall.
TUT has selected Alumni of the Year since 1996. Previous recipients of the award include Tiit Vähi, Jaak Leimann, Toomas Sõmera, Toomas Luman, Jüri Mõis, Indrek Neivelt, Gunnar Okk, Toomas Annus, Väino Kaldoja, Tiina Mõis, Tarmo Noop, Valdo Kalm, Erkki Raasuke, Sandor Liive, Veiko Sepp, Andres Allikmäe and Hannes Tamjärv.
Krõõt Nõges, TUT Press Officer, ph. 620 3594, mobile 5303 6163, kroot dot noges at ttu dot ee