Ian is responsible for technical sales and R&D liaison within PTC for the Federal, Aerospace and Defense business at PTC. In his role, he is responsible for ensuring that A&D customer requirements make their way into the standard solution roadmaps at PTC. Ian also co-chairs several PTC customer technical committees such as the Model Based Enterprise Working Group. Ian is a former maintainer who served in the UK RAF, and since joining PTC has become a technology advocate who is focused on improving the operational efficiencies of the people who work in the A&D industry as OEMs, Maintainers or Operators. He was educated at the RAF Cosford Technical School.