NEEDHAM, Mass. – August 17, 2017 – PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced the appointment of Dr. Corinna Lathan to its Board of Directors, effective August 15, 2017.
Dr. Lathan is CEO, Co-Founder, and Board Chair of AnthroTronix, Inc., a biomedical engineering research and development company that creates diverse products in robotics, digital health, wearable technology, and augmented reality. Prior to founding AnthroTronix, Dr. Lathan was an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The Catholic University of America and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.
“Corinna has distinguished herself as a technology innovator, and brings to our Board of Directors deep expertise in human-technology interfaces for robotics and mobile technology platforms,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “Her wealth of experience and expertise in augmented reality and other technologies adds new depth to our board as we continue to advance the Internet of Things (IoT). Over the past several months, we’ve conducted a thorough search, and now are very pleased to welcome her and look forward to her contributions to PTC’s board.”
Dr. Lathan received a Bachelor of Arts in Biopsychology and Mathematics from Swarthmore College, and a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from MIT. She has been featured in Forbes, Time, and the New Yorker magazines for her insightful work on advanced human-technology interfaces for robotics and mobile technology platforms.
“PTC has demonstrated itself to be a technology innovator with its leadership in the Internet of Things. There’s great synergy between my focus on augmented reality and the PTC strategy. I’m excited to join the PTC board during this transformative journey, and look forward to helping the company extend the use of IoT and augmented reality,” said Lathan.
Dr. Lathan currently serves as Chair of the Global Agenda Council for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics of the World Economic Forum. She also serves as a director on the following non-profit boards: Engineering World Health, The KID-Museum, and the National Black Child Development Institute, and she is on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Institute’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
In addition to her appointment to PTC’s Board of Directors, Ms. Lathan will serve as a member of the Audit Committee of PTC’s Board of Directors.
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PTC has the most robust Internet of Things technology in the world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design, and in 1998 were first to market with Internet-based PLM. Now our leading IoT and AR platform and field-proven solutions bring together the physical and digital worlds to reinvent the way you create, operate, and service products. With PTC, global manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the IoT today and drive the future of innovation.