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Aaron Kelly joined SolidWorks in 1996 as a technical support engineer and held several leadership positions within the product management organization. As vice president of user experience and product portfolio management, he is responsible for defining the SolidWorks product portfolio to drive revenue, enhance market position, grow market share, and meet user community objectives.
Aaron most recently served as general manager for DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes’ 2D software offering, setting the initial strategy and overseeing daily operations of the business unit. Under his direction, the newly created offering grew to more than one million activations within the first 18 months. Previously he served as the director of product management for SolidWorks, where he led the positioning and definition of the SolidWorks product lines. Prior to SolidWorks, Aaron was a designer with United Plastic Fabricating, Inc. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Aaron also serves on the Board of Directors for the Open Design Alliance