Rick Sturgeon

Senior Global Product Development and Technology Executive

Dassault Systèmes

Rick Sturgeon is a global product development and technology executive who has been a transformational engineering, technology, consulting, business leader and operating committee member for several large, high profile corporations since the 1980s. Currently, he is a Senior Director of Transportation and Mobility for Dassault Systèmes, providing direction for products and services focused on improving the 3DEXPERIENCE of transportation and mobility customers. He delivers Industry Solution Experiences for vehicle manufacturers (cars, trucks, buses, trains, motorcycles, racing) and their suppliers, where he continues to leverage the executive skills he has honed over his distinguished 30-year management career.

Before he joined Dassault Systèmes in 2016, Mr. Sturgeon was the Executive Director of Global Engineering Operations at Johnson Controls, Inc. Prior to this position, Rick was the Director of Global IT Operations and Infrastructure at General Motors Corporation. Other positions include CIO of the Cummins Engine Company, Practice Director at KPMG Consulting and a Program Manager for a large Engineering Consulting Company focused on large City and State Infrastructure Projects.

Mr. Sturgeon continues to balance his busy working schedule, driving value for Dessault Systèmes, with involvement in the IEEE and SAE Professional Societys. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, both from Ohio State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and has been awarded multiple patents, throughout his industrious career as a technologist and innovator.