Michael Campbell joins Bentley Systems as chief product officer

Bentley systems logo on wall

Three others are given expanded executive roles at the company.

From left to right: Campbell, Lawton, Rutkowski, and Little. (Source: Bentley Systems)

Infrastructure engineering company Bentley Systems has appointed Michael Campbell as chief product officer. In this role, he will lead the company’s product advancement group and will be responsible for defining their product strategy and for managing product development and advancing the firm’s infrastructure engineering software.

Campbell will report to COO Nicholas Cumins.

Prior to joining Bentley, Campbell was a longtime employee at PTC, tasked with product leadership responsibility for their mainstream design applications and IoT acquisitions. Most recently, he served as EVP and GM for its augmented reality offerings. Campbell brings to Bentley a perspective on evolving engineering software applications to incorporate cloud services.

Meanwhile, James Lawton has been named to the newly created role of chief digital officer. Lawton joined Bentley with the acquisition of geosciences software company Seequent in 2021. He will lead Bentley’s digital experience strategy.

Claire Rutkowski, after serving for six years as chief information officer, is now SVP and CIO champion, leading solutions and advocacy for engineering firms. Rutkowski joined Bentley in 2016 from major infrastructure engineering firm Stantec/MWH.

And, Suzanne Little has been promoted to the newly created role of chief colleague success officer, as Chief Talent Officer Florence Zheng has become an adviser for organizational succession to Bentley’s board. Little will lead Bentley’s global HR functions and teams, along with expanded responsibility for enhancing the overall colleague experience.