PTC Leaders Recognized for Achievements in Innovation, Culture, and Technology

Recognitions Highlight Employee Excellence Across Business Lines

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#ARlt;/agt;–PTC
(NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that five members of its leadership team
have received prestigious industry awards, showcasing successes in their
individual fields and in advancing the company’s mission to deliver
cutting-edge augmented reality, industrial IoT, and other
productivity-enhancing digital solutions for businesses.

Award-winning executives include:

  • Hillary Ashton, Executive Vice President and General Manager of
    Augmented Reality (AR)
    – Hillary was named to the National
    Diversity Council’s (NDC) annual list of the Top 50 Most Powerful
    Women in Technology
    . The list recognizes female executives,
    influencers, and achievers who are shaping the future of technology
    with their impactful insight and leadership. Under Hillary’s
    direction, PTC’s AR business has expanded around the world, a
    testament to her strategic thinking, results orientation, and ability
    to assemble a high-performing team.
  • Steve Dertien, Managing Director, Office of the CTO & CTO for CAD
    and PLM
    – Steve was shortlisted to Insights Success Magazine’s
    2019 list of the 30 Most Influential Business Leaders in Technology. Insights
    portrays exceptional leaders worldwide who have
    contributed to the evolution of business solutions through the
    advancement of technology. Steve’s team of world-class researchers and
    thought-leaders are at the forefront of innovative technologies, which
    are being incorporated throughout the PTC portfolio.
  • Kathy Cullen-Cote, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources
    – Kathy received the 2018
    HRLF Bob Gatti HR Leadership Excellence Award
    for her exemplary
    work in the human resources (HR) industry. A true change agent who has
    championed culture-transforming initiatives, she leads the way through
    transparency and authenticity, instilling trust in her team and across
    the entire company.
  • Jesse Coors-Blankenship, Senior Vice President of Technology
    A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture,
    Planning and Preservation, Jesse was named Columbia’s 2019
    Entrepreneur of the Year for his innovation in generative design
    technology. Jesse and his team incorporated artificial intelligence
    and novel mathematical representations of geometry to advance
    software, providing designers and engineers with the tools needed to
    design for higher complexity products with ease.
  • Varun Mani, Vice President of Advanced Research for PTC’s AR
    – Varun was listed as an honoree in Forbes
    30 Under 30 Enterprise Technology Asia 2019
    list for his work in
    the field of augmented reality. Varun and his team pioneered
    revolutionary technology to chronicle the real-time movements of a
    person wearing an AR headset through advanced monitoring – and then
    create step-by step instructions for hands-on training and task
    guidance. He’s currently working to scale the deployment of PTC’s AR
    solution suite to enterprises worldwide.

    “PTC’s success is
    driven by our talented leaders and employees who bring a variety of
    backgrounds, skills, and experiences to our company,” said Jim
    Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “As we push the boundaries with
    technologies such as AR and IoT, it’s imperative that we recruit the
    best candidates in every facet of our business. These five individuals
    are great examples of our extraordinary team.”

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Corporate Communications
Jack McAvoy

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