Product Management Director of SketchUp at Trimble Navigation
John Bacus is primarily responsible for the growing SketchUp family of products. Before joining Trimble, he was SketchUp's Product Manager at Google and prior to that the Director of Product Design for @Last Software. He has worked on SketchUp from its first Mac OS X release through the product's acquisition by Google in 2006 and then again by Trimble in 2012. During this time, SketchUp has won numerous awards, including "3D Product of the Year" and a "5 Mice" rating from Macworld Magazine. In the last year alone, there have been over 30 million unique user activations of SketchUp, making it the most widely used 3D modeling product in the world.
Prior to @Last, Mr. Bacus was a professional design consultant working on a wide range of architectural and urban design projects in both Europe and the U.S.
John Bacus holds an M.Arch. (Thesis Prize) from the Rice University School of Architecture, and a B.Arch. (Ledlie Award) from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.