PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann Named CEO of the Year by MassTLC



Needham, MA, USA,  September 17, 2015 – PTC (Nasdaq:PTC), a global provider of technology platforms and enterprise solutions to create, operate and service smart and connected products, today announced its Chief Executive Officer, Jim Heppelmann, was named CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) during the 2015 Technology Leadership Awards gala.

"I am honored to be included with an elite group of companies who are positioning the state as a leader in creating technologies which are changing the world," said Jim Heppelmann, CEO, PTC. "This award validates PTC's vision, leadership and product offerings to help our customers deliver value by quickly creating new applications for a smart, connected world in this Internet of Things (IoT) era." 

The IoT is an industry- and world-changing wave of transformation for companies across many new industries. It also has an impact on companies' operations and organizational structure for how the products are developed, the importance of harnessing product data and data analytics, and the benefits to be gained when departments across an organization are part of the strategy. PTC’s Heppelmann explored this trend in great detail in an article entitled How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Companies, co-authored with Harvard Professor Michael Porter and published in the October issue of the Harvard Business Review. 

"We are honored to present Jim Heppelmann with the 2015 CEO of the Year award," said Tom Hopcroft, president and CEO, MassTLC. "Mr. Heppelmann's leadership demonstrates what it takes to keep the Commonwealth's tech sector growing. It's a pleasure to recognize him as the MassTLC CEO of the Year." 

MassTLC is the region's leading technology association and network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders and announced the winners during its 18th Annual Leadership Awards gala attended by hundreds of executives, technologists, investors, media, analysts and other members of the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem.

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With more than 550 member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC's purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at www.masstlc.org