Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that the CAD Society has recognized Peter Schroer, Aras CEO & founder, with the 2016 Leadership Award. Peter Schroer received the award for demonstrating leadership by successfully introducing a unique and disruptive open source format into the enterprise PLM market contrary to prevailing industry “wisdom”.

Presented annually at the Conference On the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) the CAD Society Awards acknowledge the contributions made by individuals who have significantly affected and developed the CAD, engineering, manufacturing and architecture software industries. The Leadership Award recognizes outstanding technical and business leadership in the industry, and focus and dedication to the needs of end users.

“When you innovate today it’s no longer enough to have a step function breakthrough in technology like our PLM platform,” said Peter Schroer, Aras CEO & founder. “You have to combine your technology innovation with a disruptive business model to get your product into the hands of end users at companies around the world that can make a difference with it.”

Past Leadership Award recipients include PTC President & CEO Jim Heppelmann, Autodesk President & CEO Carl Bass, Siemens PLM Software former CEO, President & Chairman Tony Affuso, Onshape Co-founder & Chairman Jon Hirschtick, and Dassault Systèmes President & CEO Bernard Charles.

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include Airbus, GE, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki, Motorola and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm

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