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Bill Brewster is Appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of PTC’s Retail Business Unit


PTC strengthens its retail leadership team to deepen customer relationships, support key growth opportunities and deliver customer value now and in the future

BOSTON – Feb. 05, 2019 —PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Brewster as SVP and General Manager.

In his new role, Bill will lead PTC’s Retail Business Unit and will focus on anticipating and responding to PTC’s customers’ needs in the retail, footwear, apparel, fashion and consumer products industries. Bill will also spearhead the go-to-market and strategic growth plans for PTC’s Retail Innovation Platform across multiple geographies and markets.

PTC’s Retail Platform combines the industry-leading FlexPLM solution with an award-winning connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI) platform that enables brands and retailers to accelerate product development and gain insights from across the enterprise to drive better merchandising, design, and sourcing decisions.

Brewster’s appointment comes at an exciting time for PTC’s Retail Business Unit. Over recent years, the need for digital transformation within the retail market has been matched well with PTC’s growth and worldwide Retail PLM leadership position. This continued momentum validates the investments PTC has made in its product strategy and technology platform. As a result, brands and retailers can now digitize design and development processes by integrating best-in-class PLM with both 2D and 3D design, AI and augmented reality (AR). PTC’s FlexPLM is the most widely adopted retail PLM solution, with the highest number of users globally.

“I am proud and delighted to be appointed SVP and General Manager of PTC’s Retail Business Unit, and I’m looking forward to driving worldwide initiatives to further support PTC’s customers, strategy and growth goals,” said Bill Brewster. “PTC is a truly innovative company, with game-changing products, an exceptional team and some of the most iconic brands in the world as customers. It’s an amazing time to be joining PTC and I’m excited to bring my experience, leadership skills and passion to PTC to help them become even more successful”.

Bill has more than 20 years of management, sales and marketing experience in PLM, Supply Chain Management, 3D Design and CAD. Prior to joining PTC, Bill held various management positions at Gerber Technology where he oversaw the development of new technologies for the apparel industry and lead the global software sales, marketing and business development teams.


PTC helps companies around the world reinvent the way they design, manufacture, operate, and service things in and for a smart, connected world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design, and in 1998 were first to market with Internet-based product lifecycle management. Today, our leading industrial innovation platform and field-proven solutions enable you to unlock value at the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. With PTC, manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the Internet of Things and augmented reality technology today and drive the future of innovation.

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