Pluralsight Names Andy Rahden as Vice President of Creative, Design and Engineering
SALT LAKE CITY – Pluralsight, a global leader in online learning for technology professionals, today announced the appointment of Andy Rahden as its vice president of creative, design and engineering. In this newly created position, Rahden will be responsible for Pluralsight’s creative skills course curation strategy and the company’s expansion into 3D design and engineering training.
Rahden will also help grow the company’s 3D design and engineering author network, with a goal to recruit 300 new expert authors to actively publish courses on the learning platform within the next six months.
“We’re thrilled to have an innovative mind like Andy on board as we continue to democratize professional learning,” said Chad Utley, chief content officer for Pluralsight. “Andy’s experience leading strategy and developing globally-used products will enhance our ability to deliver beginner through advanced-level courses that will close skill gaps and foster advancements in both the design and engineering communities.”
Coming from a mechanical engineering background, Rahden spent time at drilling contractor Baker Hughes before moving into leadership positions in the computer-aided design (CAD) software industry, where he worked at GoEngineer and most recently Autodesk. While there, he led technical teams that supported worldwide marketing and sales initiatives for Autodesk’s suite of 3D design products.
“Pluralsight has continually shown commitment to quality professional learning, and I am extremely honored to join this amazing team,” said Rahden. “With the constant evolution of technology, it’s critical for individuals and businesses to stay current in their industry, and I’m excited to help deliver online solutions that will significantly advance the world’s pool of knowledge in creative, design and engineering skills.”
Pluralsight’s expansion into the design and engineering space will include courses on popular software Autodesk, SolidWorks and others. Courses will also be taught in manufacturing, architecture, industrial design, and mechanical design. The new content will be available to all Pluralsight users beginning in October 2015.