John McEleney is the Co-Founder of Onshape the only Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform that combines CAD, built-in data management, real-time collaboration tools, and business analytics so that individuals can simultaneously work on a drawing together rather than create the Final, Final, Final Revision.
Episode 680: Are You Still Creating The Final, Final, Final Version Of Your Product Drawing?
Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.
Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.
Entrepreneur and industry luminary, John McEleney has spent his career transforming businesses, driving corporate strategy and forecasting what’s next in product development and manufacturing. With more than 30 years of experience in mechanical design and software, McEleney understands the innovation challenges customers face in today’s hyper-connected world, and helps them navigate the digital era. He is now the corporate vice president of strategy at PTC.
In 2012, McEleney launched Onshape — the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform. It is the only product development platform that’s architected for the cloud, enables engineers to design products on-demand, and collaborate in real time — without being tethered to a machine or device. Onshape was acquired in 2019 by PTC for $470 million. Previously, McEleney was the CEO of CloudSwitch, a cloud enterprise software company acquired by Verizon, and the CEO of SolidWorks, acquired by Dassault Systèmes for $310 million.
McEleney serves as a director of Stratasys Inc., a publicly held 3D printing company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester, a Master of Science in manufacturing systems engineering from Boston University, and an MBA from Northeastern University.
When he is not planning global strategy or interacting with customers, McEleney enjoys skiing, golf, and adventure travel. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, son and daughter.