The Trusted SaaS PLM and QMS
Solution Provider


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Arena is designed to help modern manufacturers speed product development and get innovative products to market fast.

With Arena’s product lifecycle management (PLM) and quality management system (QMS) solutions, you can confidently create, control, and collaborate anytime and anywhere. Now that Arena is part of PTC, we are expanding the boundaries of SaaS product development in the Cloud to help companies speed digital transformation.

PTC’s President and CEO, Jim Heppelmann, shared the following, “Digital transforms physical. SaaS product lifecycle and quality management tools are essential for our team as our workforce and supply chain partners cover more and more geography throughout the world.”


Our executive team is experienced delivering cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. We know what it takes to advance your new product development (NPD) and commercialization processes.

Wenxiang Ma

Executive Vice President
Engineering and Chief
Technology Officer

Wenxiang spearheads Arena’s software development, quality assurance, and customer support. He also manages all cloud infrastructure operations and oversees technology directions.

With over 20 years of leadership and development experience building complex, scalable enterprise supply chain manufacturing and PLM applications, Wenxiang works to continually innovate while delivering new solutions to the market.

Previously, he was senior director of development at Oracle, where he managed the overall development of the next generation PLM solutions across worldwide development centers. Before that, as general manager of China Development Center at Agile Software, Wenxiang was instrumental in the initial center launch and daily operations, while leading a successful acquisition transition by Oracle. He has also held senior leadership development positions at Kanisa (Ernst & Young), Starfish Software, and Borland International.

Wenxiang has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University.

Andrea Pitts

Senior Vice President
Global Sales

Andrea oversees our global sales organization, including business development, sales, solution consulting, and business partner alliances. She has been recognized as one of the top 50 women leaders in SaaS.

With more than 20 years’ experience building, scaling, and managing successful sales organizations, Andrea has created sales processes and best practices to consistently exceed revenue targets.

Andrea’s career has involved managing sales operations for Agile Software and Oracle after they were acquired. She developed new certification programs, processes, strategic PLM campaigns, and targeted training programs to strengthen key partnerships. Andrea’s sales leadership experience started at think3, an early PLM solutions leader, where she developed a comprehensive approach to build, scale, and drive enterprise software sales teams.

She holds a dual bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Northwood University, and has advanced expertise in value-driven approaches for enterprise application sales.

Fred Waugh

Vice President

Fred oversees our global marketing organization and leads all aspects of corporate marketing, including public and analyst relations, demand generation, brand, and communications.

Previously, Fred was the executive vice president of marketing for Invodo, a leading e-commerce software company. He was in charge of marketing, product management, and business development and helped accelerate the company’s leadership position.

Other companies where he held senior management positions include SailPoint, Compass Learning, Convio, and Tivoli (an IBM company). He has driven successful product management, marketing, and business development efforts to accelerate corporate growth. Fred’s leadership has been key to multiple successful company acquisitions and an IPO.

Fred has a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He has also completed executive leadership courses at the Center for Creative Leadership and the University of Chicago.

Nathan Martin

Vice President
Customer Success

Nathan leads the professional services and training teams, helping ensure that the Arena solution is successfully deployed, embraced, and leveraged across the entire customer base and their supply chains.

Nathan has spent his career working closely with global manufacturers to understand their challenges and provide solutions that help achieve their key objectives. At Arena, he has been a solution consultant and account manager, working with companies before and after they’ve selected Arena. That’s given Nathan deep insights into manufacturing companies’ processes and needs, along with practical experience helping them gain tangible value as they move from early adoption and scale their deployments.

Nathan’s past experience includes key roles in product management and application engineering at PLM provider think3, lean manufacturing consultancy DTAKT Systems, and computing solution provider Silicon Graphics.

A manufacturing engineer by training, Nathan has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Ohio University.

George Lewis

Vice President
Corporate Strategy

George leads corporate strategy at Arena and works with all teams to unite Arena’s corporate vision.

An industry veteran with 20+ years of experience at product development companies, George began his career working for The BFGoodrich Company as a project engineer responsible for ensuring customer success in injection molding technologies. George has since held increasingly responsible roles in the CAD/CAM/PDM industry, including customer implementations of technologies from Parametric Technology Corporation and Dassault Systèmes.

George led Arena’s solution consulting organization for 12 years before working for PropelPLM and Oracle. His mix of consulting, industry, and sales experience made him the right choice to rejoin Arena in 2019 to direct corporate strategy and development.

George has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Akron.


G2 Leader Spring 2022

Arena is a leader in G2’s PLM and QMS software categories. We help you deliver high-quality products to your customers by:

• Streamlining product development
• Enhancing closed-loop quality processes
• Improving supply chain collaboration
• Simplifying regulatory compliance
• Reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO)
• Eliminating security risks

See why Arena PLM and QMS lead the competition.



We partner with our customers and are invested in their success. Our technology empowers our customers to turn innovative ideas into successful products. We know first-hand the ever-changing needs of our customers; they choose us because we will do whatever it takes. When our customers win, we win.


Our leaders set the tone from the top down with transparency, honesty, and accessibility. We utilize technology to keep communication channels open throughout the company. Honesty, feedback, and collaboration are principles for our communication standards within the company and with our customers.


We recognize that work and life blend together, so we value a casual and flexible workplace. Our coworkers feel like family and we push each other to be our best. We celebrate big and small achievements, and we support each other when life takes over.


We take the privacy and security of our customers’ data seriously, providing them with a highly reliable and secure solution. We take pride in the fact that customers can trust our solutions, services, and people. We keep our promises and always put customers’ best interests first.

Recognition & Awards

Arena’s team, applications, and customers are leading the way.

Arena Recognized for the 2020 SDCE Green Supply Chain Award

The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.

Arena Recognized for ninth Year as a Top Workplace

Arena Solutions has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Bay Area News Group.

Arena Recognized as a Green Supply Chain Award Winner

This award recognizes Arena’s product lifecycle management (PLM) solution as utilized by NEXTracker.

Arena Recognized for Eighth Year as a Top Workplace

Eight years straight! Arena was recognized as a Top Workplace in 2019 by the Bay Area News.

Arena Recognized

In 2018, Arena was recognized for the seventh consecutive year as a winner of the Top Work Places Award by the Bay Area News.

Arena Quality Recognized At Technology Innovator Awards

UK’s Corporate Vision Magazine recognizes Arena Solutions as the best product development software provider in 2017 & most innovative PLM solution.

Craig Livingston is honored as one of the Top Rated CEOs in Silicon Valley

As one of the awardees, our CEO is among the top 0.60 percent of executives on Owler, putting Arena Solutions at the pinnacle of business leadership.

Arena Recognized as a Top Workplace

The Bay Area News Group honored Arena Solutions with a position among their Top Workplace ranking for 2017.

Arena Wins 2016-17 Cloud Award

International Cloud Computing Program Recognizes Arena as a Pioneer that will Shape the Future of the Cloud into 2017 and Beyond.

Arena's Wenxiang Ma Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2017 ‘Pros to Know’

Arena’s Vice President of Engineering & Chief Technology Officer Recognized for Helping Customers Overcome Supply Chain Challenges.

Arena Honored in 2017 with Its 2nd Consecutive Golden Mousetrap Award

Arena recognized for unique cloud-based product development platform that unites engineering, quality, and operations.