Former GrabCAD VP Jon Stevenson Joins Duro Board of Directors

June 24, 2024

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Los Angeles, June 12, 2024—Duro, a leading cloud-native PLM platform in hardware engineering, is proud to announce that Jon Stevenson, former VP of Technology at GrabCAD, has joined its Board of Directors. This strategic addition aligns perfectly with Duro’s mission to modernize product lifecycle management (PLM) for disruptive hardware teams.

Jon brings over forty years of experience and a proven track record in CAD and PLM, having played pivotal roles in several successful technology startups and established companies. He was instrumental in transforming GrabCAD into the world’s largest community of mechanical engineers and CAD professionals, with over 13 million members. Jon’s understanding of the needs and challenges faced by engineers in the field of CAD and PLM will be invaluable to Duro as it continues to innovate and expand.

“The adoption of PLM and PDM is still very low, with only a third of enterprise companies having PLM deployed. Two-thirds of CAD users don’t have commercial PLM or PDM solutions deployed, so the market is really underserved. This has gone on for decades, and we’re at the very beginning of the PLM/PDM revolution. It’s tools like Duro that are going to change that. This is what excites me about Duro: it’s virtually a green field opportunity, which is really unusual.”Jon Stevenson.

Before his success at GrabCAD, Jon was the Executive VP of CAD at PTC, leading a team of 2,000 and managing a business with an annual revenue of $800 million. He also served as the Managing Director of Shape Data, the developer of the Parasolid solid modeling engine used in SolidWorks, Onshape, and many other CAD and CAM software products.

“Jon’s expertise and vision will be a tremendous asset to Duro. His extensive experience in CAD and PLM, especially with our partners Onshape, SolidWorks, and Siemens NX, will help us further enhance our platform and achieve our goal of hosting the bill of materials for every hardware product globally,” said Michael Corr, Co-Founder & CEO of Duro.

With this new partnership, Duro is on track to continue its growth and transformation of the hardware development industry. Jon’s extensive background and strategic vision will be integral as Duro continues to lead the shift toward cloud-native agile workflows in hardware engineering.

About Duro

Founded by industry veterans Michael Corr and Kellan O’Connor, Duro is a cloud-native PLM platform that revolutionizes hardware teams’ operations. By simplifying complex product data management and leveraging pre-built CAD, ERP, and MES integrations, Duro helps teams develop products faster and reduce supply chain costs. Duro aims to host the bill of materials for every hardware product globally, empowering innovation and accelerating market entry.

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