Clarkson University alumnus Ken Lally ’79 of St. Petersburg, Fla., has been elected to the University’s board of trustees. He will serve on the Audit and External Affairs committees.

Lally is the owner and director of SimuTech Group, Inc. headquartered in Rochester, NY. He has been with the company since 2000, starting as the chief executive officer before gaining his current title in 2015.

SimuTech’s business areas include ASYS software sales, ANSYS support services including technical support and training, engineering simulation consultation services, and turbomachinery and physical testing support and services. The company has 13 offices in the United States and Canada and serves more than 1,700 customers.

He received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson in 1979. He also holds an MBA from the Simon Business School of the University of Rochester.

Lally and his wife, Jeanne, reside in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations, and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.