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|James E. Heppelmann|
President and Chief Executive Officer
James E. Heppelmann became a director in 2014. Mr. Heppelmann is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of PTC, Inc. a role he has held since 2010. He previously held the role of President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as Executive Vice President of Software Solutions and Chief Product Officer. Prior to PTC, Mr. Heppelmann was co-founder, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Marketing for Windchill Technology, Inc. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer of Metaphase, Inc. and held various positions at Control Data Corporation. He currently sits on the board of PTC, the Executive Advisory Board of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the Dean's Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering. Mr. Heppelmann brings a detailed understanding of technological issues relevant to Sensata, including the rapid evolution of smart, connected products and the Internet of Things.