PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) today announced that its president and CEO Jim Heppelmann has been named a leader among corporate executives advocating for an increased focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the U.S. education system and elsewhere. The honor comes from STEMconnector, who profiled 100 U.S. CEOs who have been actively advancing STEM education throughout their careers, industries, and companies. The publication was presented at the US News STEM Solutions Summit in Austin, TX.
Mr. Heppelmann is a strong believer in the corporate social responsibility approach known as Shared Value, where corporations contribute to their communities through vehicles that in return elevate the corporation’s value, in effect producing value for both the community and the corporate shareholders. PTC’s shared value program, “The Engineer of the Future,” is designed to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math through programs like FIRST and the Real World Design Challenge®. Through these programs, students gain strong career-related experience and skills, PTC’s customers benefit as these students pursue STEM educations and enter the workforce as qualified employees, and PTC builds important relationships with potential future users of its technologies. Mr. Heppelmann is a member of the FIRST Executive Advisory Board and promotes STEM education in his discussions with leaders of academia, industry and government. Mr. Heppelmann is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering.Additional Resources
- PTC’s Academic Program (web site)
- PTC and Real World Design Challenge (web site)
- PTC’s Community Relations Programs (web site)
- PTC and FIRST (web site)