December 25, 2006

Autodesk Inc. Announces Changes to Media & Entertainment Systems Business

Montreal, Quebec - Autodesk Inc. has made proactive changes to its Media & Entertainment systems business in order to optimize that business’ performance and long-term growth.
Autodesk Media & Entertainment Vice Presidents Marc Petit and Stig Gruman led the effort. These executives have been with the company for four and seven years, respectively.    
There has been a reduction in force of less than 10 percent in Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment systems business. The changes did not impact Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment sales organization or 3D software business. 
The systems business, which continues to be led by Stig Gruman, has adopted a more product-focused structure that allows for research and development to take place in smaller, cross-functional teams. These proactive changes are expected to improve systems product roadmaps, while delivering greater operational efficiency. 
Autodesk remains focused on delivering best-in-class 2D and 3D software and services for the Media and Entertainment industry, as well as for the Manufacturing, Building ,and Infrastructure industries.