Brian Thompson is the senior vice president & general manager of the CAD Segment at PTC. Mr. Thompson leads PTC’s CAD and engineering calculations businesses, including market analysis, solution definition and strategy, solution marketing, strategic business and customer development activities.
Experience Mr. Thompson was previously Vice President of Creo® Product Management. In this position, he led PTC’s efforts to understand broad customer requirements for Creo, developed short- and long-range product release plans, and communicated those plans across PTC’s development organization. He continues to support PTC’s global marketing, sales and media relations teams as a primary spokesperson for Creo and PTC’s CAD business. Mr. Thompson joined PTC in 2009 as a member of the Pro/ENGINEER® product management team and has held positions of increasing responsibility for PTC’s CAD product portfolio. In 2011, Mr. Thompson assumed full product management responsibility. Prior to joining PTC, Mr. Thompson worked for more than 15 years in electro-mechanical product development in a variety of discrete manufacturing industries. Mr. Thompson holds six product design patents, many of which are on products still being sold today. He has worked in a variety of roles representative of PTC’s customer base such as functional engineering management, product development management, and technical product management. Education Mr. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.