When major engine makers – for cars, trucks, farm equipment or motorcycles – announce an improved design that promises better fuel economy, lower emissions and higher power, Kelly Senecal may smile privately. After all, a good portion of the world’s major engine manufacturers are using engine simulation software developed by his firm, Convergent Science.

“If you make an engine in the U.S., chances are you use our software, and that’s starting to be the case in Japan,” says Senecal, a company vice-president. “We’re a little behind in Europe, where we started later, but we’re also starting to make inroads there.”

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