Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MassTLC Welcomes Longtime Member PTC to Elevated Global Sponsorship Level

PTC to Play Key Role in Helping MassTLC Launch Internet of Things Cluster

CAMBRIDGE, MASS., March 11, 2014 – The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), a leading technology association and premier network for technology executives, announced today that longtime member PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) has increased its membership in the organization to Global Sponsor. Based in Needham, PTC develops technology solutions that help companies create, operate, and service products for a smart, connected world.

“At MassTLC, we take great pride in the success of homegrown technology leaders like PTC,” said Tom Hopcroft, President and CEO of MassTLC.  “From its early roots as a local startup that redefined the market for product design software, to today when PTC is a billion dollar global company poised to help set the agenda for the emerging Internet of Things, PTC has shown its commitment to Massachusetts. We’re pleased that the company has elected to raise its level of engagement in the community and become a Global Sponsor of MassTLC.”

“As a longtime member of MassTLC, PTC has enjoyed helping shape the organization’s agenda and benefitted from its many programs,” said Eric Snow, PTC’s vice president of corporate communications.  “MassTLC is helpful in fostering a culture of innovation in Massachusetts through industry education and networking, workforce development, and public policy advocacy.  We are pleased to increase our level of involvement in MassTLC this year and look forward to helping launch the new Internet of Things cluster.”

PTC enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage in the Internet of Things era. The company's technology solutions transform the way products are created, operated, and serviced across the entire product lifecycle – from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 28,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide.

About Mass Technology Leadership Council

The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC's purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. For more information on MassTLC, visit http://www.masstlc.org.

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