Needham, MA, USA, April 20, 2015 – PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced its President and CEO, Jim Heppelmann, was honored with the 2015 Leadership Award by the CAD Society for work with the Internet of Things (IoT). The award was presented at COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software) on April 18, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ.
The CAD Society Awards acknowledge the contributions made by individuals who have positively impacted and developed the CAD, engineering, manufacturing and architecture software industries. The Leadership award is presented for outstanding technical and business leadership in the CAD industry, with focus and dedication to the needs of CAD users. The CAD Society presented the 2015 Leadership Award to Mr. Heppelmann in recognition of his leadership in moving PTC from a CAD company to a product and service company, and for leading the charge on IoT. Mr. Heppelmann continues to lead the CAD industry by developing strategy and steering the industry through significant growth to underscore the important role that CAD continues to have in an Internet of Things world.
"The Internet of Things bridges the digital and physical worlds to enable a new reality that is fundamentally transforming the way we create, operate, and service products and systems," said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. "Our goal as a member of the CAD community is to demonstrate how smart, connected products are the cornerstone of the IoT and to carry that message back to our companies, partners and suppliers as we build and shape the new IoT world."
The CAD Society is a not-for-profit industry association with the goal of fostering community and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within the CAD industry including AEC, mechanical, manufacturing and GIS. The CAD Society is dedicated to creating an informative community and improving the tools its members employ in order to get their jobs done. This is achieved by providing an open forum of communication, which helps to illuminate the practices of industry vendors. It has been a leader in creating interoperability guidelines that encourage software vendors to develop applications that can openly share data.