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Altium announces appointment of Chief Technology Officer

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Mr Jason Hingston is the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of electronics design software company Altium Limited .

Welcoming Mr Hingston's appointment to the role of CTO, Altium CEO Mr Aram Mirkazemi said that he came with over 15 years of experience in CAD software development combined with a deep understanding of the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry. Jason will be responsible for Altium's product development strategy and defining the company's product roadmaps.

Over the period 1997-2014, Mr Hingston has been at the forefront of software development at Altium. An integral senior member of Altium's Research & Development team, most recently serving as Director, Product Management, he has throughout his career at Altium, been a key driver of product development and a key advocate for development of Altium's flagship product, Altium Designer.

According to Mr Mirkazemi, Jason’s achievements include leading the creation of the world's first integrated 3D visualisation system for PCB design, a significant advance for the electronics design industry.

Given his continued focus on Altium’s core technologies, the management is confident Mr Hingston’s appointment will be instrumental in consolidating the company’s leadership position in the mainstream PCB market, while also expanding its reach through Closing the Capability Gaps with specialist providers of high-end PCB design tools.

The appointment of Mr Hingston to the role of CTO will allow Mr Mirkazemi to focus his full attention on the demands of the CEO role, while continuing to take an active and close interest in Altium's product development.

Mr Hingston holds a Bachelor of Science - Computing Technology from the University of Tasmania.

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