Sr. Director Business Strategy


John is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in building and transforming engineering, manufacturing, and software companies. As a long-standing leader in PLM, his roles have included VP of Aerospace Services at UGS/Siemens, President of Lanpher Wilson Business Consulting PLM Practice, and founder and CEO of Upchain.

In his past experience and through Upchain, John has helped some of the largest companies in the world to improve their product development processes, including Boeing, BMW, Fiat, GM, Husky, Pratt & Whitney, Procter & Gamble, Sandvik, and Walt Disney Imagineering. In 2021, Autodesk acquired Upchain where John is now Sr. Director of Business Strategy and brings his vast knowledge and expertise to Autodesk’s cloud data offerings and helping customers.