CIMdata Brings the PLM Industry’s Premier Education & Training Program to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Program will take place November 11-15, 2013

CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces that it will bring its highly acclaimed PLM Certificate Program to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, from November 11 to 15, 2013. The program will be hosted by CIMdata’s PLM Leadership Alliance member Mercury Marine. CIMdata’s PLM Certificate Program is the flagship offering of CIMdata PLM Leadership, the PLM industry’s most comprehensive non-biased education and training offering available for today’s PLM professionals.

CIMdata’s PLM Certificate Program equips PLM professionals at several levels with the tools they need to successfully address the inherent challenges to PLM strategy development and implementation. This assessment-based certificate program includes a personalized classroom experience, individual and team-based exercises, and individual evaluations of achievement. In addition, the program provides intensive and extensive exposure to a team of CIMdata experts. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a CIMdata PLM Certificate and become a member of CIMdata’s global PLM Leadership community.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Mercury Marine to bring the CIMdata PLM Certificate program to Fond du Lac. This location ensures that a wide range of PLM professionals will have the opportunity to participate in this world-class program, and provides a unique opportunity to combine the CIMdata curriculum with a series of case studies presented by members of the Mercury PLM Services team. Attendees will be able to participate in a plant tour as well, to learn firsthand how PLM is used at Mercury Marine,” said James McKinney, CIMdata’s PLM Leadership Practice Manager.

According to Peter Bilello, CIMdata’s President, “Since the program’s introduction in 2009, over 150 global PLM professionals have received their PLM Leadership certificate from CIMdata. In many ways, our program has become the de facto standard in PLM education. We are extremely excited with the program’s success and we look forward to delivering this valuable information throughout much of the industrial world.”

The CIMdata PLM Certificate Program is built on CIMdata’s 30 years of extensive worldwide experience guiding industrial companies in successfully defining and implementing best-in-class PLM strategies and tactics. The program is available to industrial companies that are considering or are already implementing PLM, and to PLM solution and service providers. PLM Certificate Program participants may register online for either a 3-day or 5-day program. For more detailed information about the CIMdata PLM Certificate Program and how to register, visit CIMdata’s website at:

About the CIMdata PLM Certificate Program
The CIMdata PLM Certificate Program consists of nine educational sessions. These sessions can be completed by either attending the full program delivered over five consecutive days, or attending the prerequisite core PLM Certificate sessions offered over three consecutive days and at a later time, within a 12-month period, completing the remaining sessions over two consecutive days.

Built on CIMdata’s 30 years of extensive worldwide experience guiding industrial companies in successfully defining and implementing best-in-class PLM strategies and tactics, the program is available to industrial companies that are considering or are already implementing PLM, and to PLM solution and service providers.

About CIMdata
CIMdata, a leading 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) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.
CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia- Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at, follow us on Twitter:, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. Tel: +1 734.668.9922. Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.

About Mercury Marine

Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ‘N Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at

About Mercury PLM Services

Mercury PLM Services configures and services the product development systems for Mercury Marine that support product definition, project planning, and team collaboration. Global users rely upon our technical staff to continually evolve their environment while coming up with creative solutions for today's challenges, as well as tomorrow's opportunities. Industries Mercury PLM Services have served include: Aerospace, Automotive (Tier 1 and Tier 2), Consumer Durables, Defense, Heavy Industry, High-Tech Electronics, and Railroad.