Mechanical Simulation Corporation has announced the retirement of long-standing president, Terence J Rhoades. Having held the position for the past 19 years, Rhoades has been instrumental in helping the company increase its revenue by 1,500% during his tenure.
Other notable achievements during this time include navigating Mechanical Simulation through a successful transition period when it was acquired by Applied Intuition. Additionally, in 2014, Rhoades was awarded SAE International’s most prestigious award, the SAE International Medal of Honor, which recognizes SAE International members for their unique and significant contributions.
Rhoades has been a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit since 1993 and a member of SAE International since 1976, serving on the governing board of the SAE International Detroit Section since 1979 and on committees of SAE International since 1993.
Before joining Mechanical Simulation, Rhoades served as a vice president at AVL Powertrain Engineering for three years and as the CFO of Michigan Automotive Research Corporation for over 25 years. He graduated from the University of Detroit with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and the University of Michigan with a master’s in business administration. Since 1978, he has been registered as a professional engineer in Michigan.
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