Autodesk to Cut 30 Jobs in Montreal to Streamline Systems Business

In response to several Montreal newspapers reporting that Autodesk will cut 30 jobs at its Montreal office in order to put greater emphasis on its 3D software products, the company released the following statement:

"Autodesk Inc. made proactive changes to its Media & Ent. systems business in order to optimize that business' performance and long-term growth. Autodesk Media & Ent. vps Marc Petit and Stig Gruman led the effort...

There has been a reduction in force of less than 10% in Autodesk's Media & Ent. systems business. The changes did not impact Autodesk's Media & Ent. sales organization or 3D software business.

The systems business, which continues to be led by 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."

Autodesk Inc. (www.autodesk.com) is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing, infrastructure, building, media and entertainment and wireless data services fields. Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California.

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