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As vice president of worldwide sales for Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks, Ken Clayton leads the sales strategy and execution efforts of the DS Professional Channel. With more than 300 full-time employees and 335 resellers, the DS Professional Channel has evolved from selling a single product to a complete family of solutions, and also includes other Dassault Systèmes brands.
Ken joined SolidWorks Corporation in 2000 as a major accounts manager and went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility, including area sales director and his most recent role of vice president of sales for the Americas. Ken’s more than 25 years of sales and business experience helped grow DS SolidWorks even during challenging economic times. Previously, he served in business development roles at rapid prototyping manufacturer 3D Systems and the automotive division of Milliken & Co. Ken earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from California State University, Chico.