Leadership - PTC Executive Team

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Jim Hepplemann

James E. Heppelmann

President and Chief Executive Officer

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James E. Heppelmann

James (Jim) Heppelmann is the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of PTC, responsible for driving the company’s global business strategy and operations. During Mr. Heppelmann’s leadership tenure, PTC has assembled the industry’s most comprehensive technology capabilities to enable companies to create, connect, analyze, operate, and service the products and systems that comprise the Internet of Things. He also serves on PTC’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Heppelmann has emerged as a driver and thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Together with Harvard Professor Michael E. Porter, he has co-authored two highly influential articles regarding the transformational impact of the Internet of Things on business, including the November 2014 Harvard Business Review cover story “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition,” and the companion “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Companies” published in the October 2015 Harvard Business Review.

In 2015 Mr. Heppelmann was named “IOT CEO of the Year” by PostScapes, “Technology CEO of the Year” by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and received the “CAD Society Leadership Award” for his work with the Internet of Things. A dynamic speaker, Mr. Heppelmann has been featured as a keynote presenter at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) events on topics such as “How Smart, Connected Products Are Redefining Manufacturing” and was a featured speaker on “the role of digitization in America’s advanced industries” at the Brookings Institution. He has been published and quoted in numerous global business and trade media, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Mr. Heppelmann is a member of the board of directors at SENSATA, a world leader in automotive and industrial sensors and controls. He serves as a member of the Dean’s advisory board at the University of Minnesota College of Science & Engineering, and is an executive advisory board member of the national FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Mr. Heppelmann was recently recognized as one of the “Top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM” by the STEMconnector organization.

Experience

Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2010, Mr. Heppelmann served as PTC’s president and chief operating officer, responsible for managing the operating business units of the company including R&D, marketing, sales, and services. From 2001 to 2009, he served as PTC’s chief technology officer, driving the company’s product vision and strategy, product development, and product marketing and management.

Mr. Heppelmann joined PTC in 1998 when the company acquired Windchill Technology, a Minnesota-based company that he co-founded and served as its chief technology officer. Before co-founding Windchill Technology, Mr. Heppelmann served as chief technology officer at Metaphase Technology.

Education

Mr. Heppelmann attended University of Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on computer-aided design.


Andrew D. Miller

Andrew Miller is the executive vice president and CFO at PTC. In his current position, Mr. Miller is responsible for PTC’s worldwide Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Tax and Treasury, Investor Relations, and Information Technology.

Experience

Mr. Miller joined PTC from Cepheid, a high-growth molecular diagnostics company, where he has served as Chief Financial Officer since April 2008. While at Cepheid, Miller built world-class finance and information technology teams and a nationally recognized investor relations program.

Miller’s career also includes financial leadership positions at Autodesk, MarketFirst Software, Cadence Design Systems, and Silicon Graphics. In each role, he helped build and shape strong teams focused on financial strategy and operations. As the Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Autodesk, Miller was part of the team that drove their business transformation effort focused on corporate growth, productivity improvements, and profit expansion.

Miller began his career at accounting firm Deloitte. Miller also serves on the Board of Directors of United Online, a leading provider of consumer products and services over the internet.

Education

Mr. Miller holds a BSC in accounting from Santa Clara University.

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Barry Cohen

Barry F. Cohen, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Strategy

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Barry F. Cohen, Ph.D.

Barry F. Cohen, Ph.D. is the executive vice president of strategy at PTC. In this position, Dr. Cohen is responsible for PTC’s corporate development and the cross-functional strategy council. Dr. Cohen also leads PTC’s customer support, global academic programs, corporate marketing, and the human resources organizations.

Experience

Dr. Cohen joined PTC in January 1998 when PTC acquired Computervision. Prior to the acquisition, he served with Computervision for four years as senior vice president for human development and organizational productivity. Before joining Computervision, Dr. Cohen was the president of Possibilities Inc., an executive consulting firm specializing in organizational change and executive coaching, where he served for thirteen years.

Dr. Cohen has authored or co-authored several books on leadership and organizational change, including The Wellness Sourcebook, Ethical Leadership, Leadership Myths and Realities, and The Possibilities Economy: New Capital Development. He has also published many professional articles and a series of training manuals.

Education

Dr. Cohen earned his doctorate in logic and philosophy of science from the State University of New York @ Buffalo.


Craig Hayman

Craig Hayman

Group President, Solutions Group

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Craig Hayman

Craig Hayman is group president, Solutions Group at PTC. In this role, Mr. Hayman has global responsibility for all aspects of the Solutions Group business, including strategy, marketing, organizational leadership and financial management.

Experience

Mr. Hayman joined PTC from eBay Enterprise, a global provider of retail-optimized omni-channel commerce solutions. During his tenure, Hayman led the company’s transformation to focus on commerce technology, enterprise operations and services, and marketing services. Most recently, he led the unit’s sale and separation from eBay to a consortium of buyers.

Previously, Mr. Hayman served more than 15 years in senior leadership positions at IBM, including as worldwide general manager of IBM’s SaaS portfolio. During that tenure, he led the acquisition of more than a dozen companies, established IBM’s SaaS business, and greatly expanded the company’s overall commerce business.

Education

Mr. Hayman earned a bachelor of science in Computer Science and Electronics from the University of London, United Kingdom.


Rob Gremley

Rob Gremley

Executive Vice President, Technology Platforms 

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Rob Gremley

Rob Gremley is group president, Technology Platform Group (TPG) at PTC. In this role, Mr. Gremley has global responsibility to sustain and extend PTC’s Internet of Things (IoT) leadership. This includes all aspects of the Technology Platform Group business, including strategy, marketing, organizational leadership, financial management, and the continued development of the world-class ThingWorx technology platform.

Mr. Gremley’s organization serves developers in companies spanning a wide range of industries (including telecommunications, utilities, medical devices, agriculture, and transportation) seeking to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT), to improve operational efficiency, increase revenue and heighten the customer experience via smart, connected products, operations, applications and services.

Experience

Mr. Gremley most recently served as executive vice president, Technology Platform following his successful tenure as executive vice president, Product Development and Corporate Marketing at PTC. In that role, he had responsibility for providing leadership and oversight of PTC’s research and development organization and for executing PTC's global brand strategy, marketing campaigns and worldwide marketing operations. Prior to his role in global marketing, Mr. Gremley was senior vice president of MCAD sales programs, responsible for developing and implementing sales programs focused on driving Pro/ENGINEER sales in the mid-market. Additionally, Mr. Gremley has served as vice president of global services, responsible for PTC's global services line of business, including consulting and education services.

Education

Mr. Gremley earned both a master of science and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1988 and 1986, respectively.


Anthony Paul DiBona

Anthony (Tony) DiBona is the Executive Vice President of Renewal Sales at PTC. In his current position, Mr. DiBona is primarily responsible for PTC Global Support and Subscription renewals. He also has management responsibility for the PTC Retail Business Unit and the PTC Classic Products Group.

Experience

Mr. DiBona joined PTC in 1998 and since that time has served as Vice President, Global Business Partner Group, Vice President for Major Account Sales an EVP of the Global Support Group.

Prior to joining PTC, Mr. DiBona served at Data General Corporation where he managed the U.S. Sales organization. Before joining Data General in 1989, he spent eleven years with Unisys Corporation.

Education

Mr. DiBona holds a master’s in business administration from Bentley University, where he also earned an undergraduate bachelor of science, business management degree.

Anthony DiBona

Anthony Paul DiBona

Executive Vice President, Renewal Sales

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Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen

Executive Vice President, Global Services & Partners

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Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen is the executive vice president for Global Services and Partners at PTC. In this position he is responsible for PTC’s consulting, training (PTC University) and managed service businesses. He is also responsible for worldwide services partnerships and alliances and the PTC global academic program.

Experience

Since joining PTC in 2001, Mr. Cohen has served in a series of leadership roles across the sales and services organizations. Within PTC's global services organization, Cohen has helped set sales, product and training strategy. He most recently led the company's worldwide consulting and training lines of business and oversaw the global team of delivery professionals responsible for ensuring clients realize value from PTC Solutions. Mr. Cohen also built and oversaw the rapid growth of the company's PTC University business.

Education

Mr. Cohen attended Harvard University where he earned a bachelor of arts in Psychology.


Aaron C. von Staats

Aaron von Staats is corporate vice president, general counsel and secretary for PTC. In this position, Mr. von Staats is responsible for worldwide legal and compliance matters, including corporate governance, securities, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, technology licensing, litigation, employment, real estate and corporate subsidiary management.

Experience

Mr. von Staats was appointed PTC’s General Counsel in 2003 after joining the company in 1997. Prior to joining PTC Mr. von Staats practiced as an associate with the Boston law firm Palmer & Dodge LLP. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul J. Liacos, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Mr. von Staats is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the American Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. He also serves as a board member of the not-for-profit organization City Year Boston and as a board member of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston.

Education

Mr. von Staats attended Boston College Law School, where he earned his juris doctor.

He earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Aaron Vonstaats

Aaron C. von Staats

Corporate Vice President, General Counsel

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