Dr. John Crunick

Dr. Crunick graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Cum Laude with an Information Sciences degree in 1987. He began his work in software support and development at Shared Medical Systems near Philadelphia, PA. After gaining experience, he accepted a technical support position with Duquesne Systems, a startup company with just over 100 people that developed and marketed software to facilitate the management of enterprise-wide computer systems for large to medium sized corporations. Legend was formed in 1989 by the merger of Duquesne Systems and Morino Associates and became one of the largest software companies in the world. The company was structured using Strategic Business Units (SBUs), each with individual financial reporting obligations. Within 3 years, Mr. Crunick was a part of the management team for the Automated Systems Operations (ASO) group that was generating over $100 million in revenue. The massive growth was achieved through numerous mergers and acquisitions. Because of such M&A activity, the company had grown to 4500 employees and had internal issues regarding systems, personnel, products and operation disparities.

Mr. Crunick was appointed to a 5 person GO (Global Organization Team), which reported directly to the CEO, and tasked with pulling the disparate systems together. This was achieved within 7 months after which the company was sold to Computer Associates in 1995 for $2 billion. After the acquisition by Computer Associates, Mr. Crunick accepted a management position at ANSYS Corporation in 1995 to help with their pre-IPO activities. The IPO was completed on June 20, 1996 and ANSYS Inc. Ordinary Shares began trading on Nasdaq under ANSYS. The IPO generated more than $41 million in proceeds. In 1998, Mr. Crunick co-founded Sigma Instruments, a medical device company for the computerized analysis and treatment of the spine and soft tissue. Mr. Crunick functions as the CEO of Sigma Instruments and is responsible for overseeing the development of the Technology, Marketing, and the regulatory approvals for the company’s products as well as the financial aspects of the company. Sigma has various distributors throughout the world and an installed base in over 22 countries with 8 distributors.