BOSTON, MA – February 20, 2023 – PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that it has extended the term of the executive agreement with Chief Executive Officer James (“Jim”) Heppelmann for an additional three years through the company’s fiscal year 2026. In parallel, Michael (“Mike”) DiTullio, President of PTC’s Digital Thread group, has been promoted to company President and Chief Operating Officer. In this expanded role, Mr. DiTullio will oversee product development, sales and marketing, customer success, strategy, and IT across both the Digital Thread and Velocity groups. Mr. DiTullio will continue to report to Mr. Heppelmann.

“Over the last 12 years under Jim’s visionary leadership, PTC has evolved and transformed by establishing category leadership in the product lifecycle management (PLM) market, broadening and deepening its industry-leading technology portfolio, transitioning to a subscription business model, and pioneering the SaaS transformation of our industry,” said Bob Schechter, Chairman of PTC’s Board of Directors. “This incredible transformation significantly accelerated top-line growth while dramatically increasing profitability, resulting in a 6-fold expansion in enterprise value. We look forward to Jim’s continued leadership of PTC as the company continues its SaaS transformation and pursues its vision for closed-loop PLM.”

“I'm glad to have Mike at my side as we continue pursuing our initiatives focused on delivering customer value and further accelerating growth and expanding profitability,” said Jim Heppelmann. “Mike has been one of PTC’s top executives for many years and has been a close partner to me every step of the way as we have transformed the company into what it is today. Mike is respected across the company and industry due to his experience leading global sales and both the Velocity and Digital Thread groups. I congratulate Mike and look forward to working with him in this expanded role.”

“For more than 25 years, I’ve had the privilege of contributing to PTC’s success, and as proud as I am of where the company is today, I’m even more optimistic about what lies ahead,” said Mike DiTullio. “From our ongoing SaaS transformation to the addition of ServiceMax to enable us to realize closed-loop PLM, PTC has never been in a better position to deliver compelling solutions and support our customers.” 


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