Meet the Team: Gary Griffith

September 13, 2023

Get to know Gary


1. What inspired you to join the Applied team?

Applied’s focus on customer business success via industry-specific experience, technical excellence, and being a trusted partner to our customers.


2. What are your areas of expertise?

I have 30+ years of selling and supporting solutions with a background in Product Design and Visualization, CAE/Simulation, Aerospace and defense Manufacturing Processes, and Enterprise PLM. In recent years, I also gained knowledge selling in the cyber/data security space.


3. What do you do for Applied?

I am a Senior Account Executive focused on supporting customers in the eastern US.


4. What do you love most about what you do?

Working closely with customers to identify or prioritize business problems and then matching the right technical solution and services to address the problem.


5. Tell us about yourself – what’s your background and education?

I am originally from Atlanta, GA. Graduated from Auburn University with an Aerospace Engineering Degree. Worked at Lockheed for 4 years before jumping into technical/CAE sales. Have lived and worked in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Oxford, UK, and Paris, France.


6. How did you get started in your field? What excited you about it?

My love of math and science led me to Aerospace Engineering. The thought of creating products to move people and things around the world and beyond was a driver. I then got into sales as that presented the possibility to both help people/products move and to move around more in the process as well.


7. Where are you located?

I am based in Atlanta, GA.


8. Where would we find you when you’re not at work — what kinds of things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

  • snowboarding
  • hiking/biking
  • ultimate frisbee
  • beach volleyball
  • live music concerts
  • travel


Tell us 3 fun facts about you.


  • Fluent in French
  • Played soccer for 50+ years; I started when I was 6. Hung up my cleats recently.
  • Have visited 40 countries for both work and pleasure.


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