Rapid Design Service Inc. (RDS) a major global supplier of engineering and design services announces the appointment of Patrick G. Kirby as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Member of the Board. Former CEO Richard Tschirhart, with RDS since 1973 and former President, David Byker, with RDS since 1980 have been elected RDS Co- Chairmen of the Board, and will concentrate on future strategic opportunities for the company. This announcement initiates strategic plans on behalf of RDS to emerge as a leading, global, full-service supplier to the automotive and commercial markets.