Alumni Excellence Academy Inductee 2016

Brady McCaskey

'83, BS Computer Systems Engineering


Brad has worked in the Electrical and Electronics Design Automation Industry since 1982. Throughout his 34 years in the EDA industry, Brad has been part of two start-up companies along with early leaders in this industry.

In 1997 Brad joined other colleagues to form Transendent Design Technologies (TDT) and was Director of NA sales. TDT solutions focused on wire harness design synthesis and EMC/EMI simulation. The company was acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2002.

In 2005 Brad joined other colleagues from Freescale to form Virtual Garage Research Labs. Brad was Director of Business Development. The Virtual Garage solutions focused on Automotive Vehicle EE Architecture and Complexity Management. Mentor Graphics acquired the Virtual Garage in 2010.

Brad currently is still with Mentor Graphics as Executive Account Director and Technology Manager for the Automotive Industry. 

He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering.