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Alumni Spotlight: Ralph Gootee MSE ’09

June 5, 2019

Ralph GooteeRalph Gootee is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at PlanGrid, an Autodesk company and a leader in construction productivity software, where he oversees product strategy for the company from design to development to delivery.

Gootee founded PlanGrid with Tracy Young, Ryan Sutton-Gee, Antoine Hersen, and Kenny Stone in the fall of 2011. Prior to founding PlanGrid, Gootee was a systems rendering engineer at Pixar Animation Studios where he helped write tools for animators used in Cars 2, Toy Story 3, and Brave. Prior to Pixar, Gootee was a software engineer at Sony Ericsson working on their first Android phone.

Gootee holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, Probability Theory & Stochastic Processes from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Traditional Mathematics, Abstract Algebra from Salisbury University.

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