SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today named Mark J. Hawkins as its executive vice president and
chief financial officer beginning April 27th. Hawkins will be a key member of
Autodesk's executive team, reporting to Autodesk's chief executive officer,
Hawkins comes to Autodesk from Logitech International where he has been
CFO and senior vice president of finance and IT since 2006. At Logitech,
Hawkins led the company's financial operations, investor relations, and the
worldwide IT team supporting Logitech's business units and sales and marketing
"I am delighted to welcome Mark to the Autodesk management team," said
Carl Bass, Autodesk president and chief executive officer. "He has broad
experience as the chief financial officer for an industry leader. He also
brings a 25-year proven track record driving the financial performance and
operations of companies such as Dell and HP. Mark's financial acumen will be a
great addition to our management team."
Prior to Logitech, Hawkins served as vice president of Dell's U.S.
consumer unit and international services, as well as Dell's procurement and
logistics arm. Previous to that, he was the worldwide group controller for a
division of Hewlett Packard. He began his career with HP in 1981, and held
various financial positions both in the U.S. and abroad.
"For more than 25 years, Autodesk has helped companies use the design
process to gain competitive edge and differentiation," said Mark Hawkins. I am
proud to be joining Autodesk at such a critical time in the company's history,
and am eager to contribute to the company's growth."
Autodesk, Inc. is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets.
Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the
broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping solutions to help
customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies
rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world
performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance
quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk,
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