Jon Hirschtick leaves Dassault Systemes SolidWorks

The founder of SolidWorks announced the news in an email to employees. His resignation is effective immediately. 

Jon Hirschtick

SolidWorks founder Jon Hirschtick, for the last 14 years a member of the executive board of Dassault Systemes, today announced his immediate resignation.

In an email to SolidWorks employees, Hirschtick said, “This is a difficult decision for me, but one I am confident is right.”

In the email, Hirschtick said he looks forward to “spending my time learning, researching and pushing the envelope on new technological advancements.  I will do this best in a fresh new independent environment.”

As of this posting, SolidWorks has not released a statement.