William (Bill) F. Gibbs is the founder of Gibbs and Associates, the makers of GibbsCAM. With a bachelor of science degree in computer science, Mr. Gibbs worked as a mechanical design engineer from 1972 to 1978. From 1978 through 1982, he designed his first CAM system as vice president of software development for his employer at that time. He started Gibbs and Associates as a contract programming service for CNC part programming in 1982, and developed the first CAM software with a graphic user interface in 1984, on the Macintosh computer. GibbsCAM, the second generation Gibbs software, was first released in 1993 on the Windows platform. Fifteen years later, in 2008, Mr. Gibbs merged his company with Cimatron. Today, he is president of Gibbs and Associates, president of Cimatron North America, and vice chairman of Cimatron Limited.