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Spring 2019 Event at RCR
April 18, 2019
The 2019 Spring Pro/User Event at
Richard Childress Racing was a success
Thank you to all who attended.
If you didn’t get to attend the spring event, be sure to watch
for the SAVE THE DATE email for the next event in the fall.
THANK YOU to Richard Childress Racing
for hosting our event. We had a great time and everyone enjoyed the Race Shop Tour.
Read about Richard Childress Racing HERE
See more Race Shop Tour photos HERE
We want to thank our fellow Users and our Sponsors
for giving informative presentations.
We appreciate the time and effort you put into your presentations.
See more photos HERE
Presenters Leo Green, Michael Denis and Jarrod Nooe received $100 each for giving a presentation.
Jarrod Nooe received an extra $50 for BEST presentation and
Michael Denis received an extra $100 for being a first time presenter.
Please let a board member know if you would like to present at this year’s fall Pro/User Event.
You too, will receive $100!
This event’s Grand Prize
This event’s Grand Prize was a set of Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds
The Grand Prize Winner was Adam Blakeman from VT Hackney. Congratulations!
Other prizes given by PUC were Sheetz Gift Cards. They went to our oldest User, youngest User, the User(s) who
traveled the most miles to the event and to the User who had once used the oldest version of Creo.
TriStar also gifted two Users with Amazon Gift Cards.
Thank you to the event sponsor:
and to the other supporting sponsors:
You play a large part in making our events successful!
These guys did a great job presenting at our event.
Their presentations will be posted on the website soon. Be sure to check back.
Michael Denis | Carrier/UTC
Michael Denis is a graduate of UNC at Charlotte with a degree in mechanical engineering. In his short engineering career, Michael has done thesis work in the precision metrology field. This thesis work led to his first industry job with Bosch-Rexroth in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Bosch, he used design tables to automate different products within their portfolio. After 2 years of employment with Bosch-Rexroth, Michael started his tenure at Carrier Corporation as a Designer. At Carrier he was introduced to new design automation software called Smart Assembly by Sigmaxim. For the last year and a half, Michael has spent his time leading a team developing tools in this software to reduce design time and errors thru scripting. Michael's work in the fields of precision metrology, machine design, and thermodynamic chiller system design has exposed him to many different CAD applications.
Mark Nielsen | TriStar, Inc.
Mark Nielsen is a consultant and Model Based Definition expert specializing in advising companies to achieve maximum benefits from MBD strategies and its application to create more efficient and profitable Model Based enterprises. After 25 years at PTC, Mark has helped companies across all industries structure and execute effective model based strategies focused on MBD over the last 15 years. Much of his time is spent driving industry standards and change through participation with numerous organizations and committees such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, the National Institute of Science and Technology, NIST, and the Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium, DMSC.
Dave Engvall | Stanley Black & Decker
- Principal Engineer, IRWIN Tools > Stanley Black & Decker, Huntersville, NC, 15 Years
- Principal, Dynamic Performance Edge, LLC – Consultant: Ag and Mobile Machinery
- ProE/Creo user for 19 years.
- Started 3D modeling 10 years before that.
- Outside interests: Photography, Music Creation, Bicycle and Motorcycle Riding.
- Inventor -- 19 Utility Patents.
- Holder of three Guinness Book World Records for distance throwing: Sling, Hand Thrown Object & Spear.
Leo Greene | eCognition
With over 20 years immersed in the improvement and implementation of product development systems and processes Leo is an expert in leveraging the benefits of Complex Geometry, Surface Model Development, Large Assembly Management, as well as Photorealistic 3d Rendering. He is available for Engineering Consulting Services and/or Custom Creo Training.
Jarrod Nooe | Solid Engineering and Design
Jarrod Nooe is a recent graduate of North Carolina State University where he studied mechanical engineering. He is currently working as a design engineer for Solid Engineering and takes a special interest in machine design and analysis for industrial settings. Through his time spent at Solid Engineering as both an intern and engineer, he has experience with several Creo features such as Advanced Assembly, Mechanism, Simulate and Sheet Metal modeling.
Zack Lyon | ZLDesign | President
Zack, who owns ZLDesign, has 30 years of seasoned product development and design experience in various industry sectors: Aerospace, hybrid electric vehicle charging and energy control systems, medical, test and measurement, alternative energy products, business office furnishings and environments, recreational vehicles, test and measurement.
Formerly, Zack worked with TE Connectivity as Senior New Product Development mechanical designer/engineer on the latest Hybrid and Electrical Mobility Solutions Product line for both Americas and Europe. Core products are electrical connection systems for electric vehicle battery control systems for US automotive manufacturers.
His previous working experience has also resulted in working relationships with Raychem Corp, IBM Advanced Workstations Division, Bernhardt Design, Respirics Medical as well as consulting for many other large entities. He has success working within large organizations, achieving industry brand and quality recognition for many clients by developing unique and long lasting product solutions. He is named as a sole inventor/patent owner as well as named on various US patents of various categories. Proven technical leadership abilities with over fifteen years promoting the professional growth of the NC and SC state engineering community through the management and promotion of Pro/Users of the Carolinas.
Gavin B. Rumble, PE | Solid Engineering & Design | Technical Director
Gavin is an NC State University grad and a North Carolina licensed professional mechanical engineer with 31 years of engineering experience, 3 years of which were spent implementing a Pro/Engineer based design system for a machinery manufacturer. Prior to that he worked as a technical gas services rep for the gas company and as engineering manager at a OEM machinery company. Since starting Solid Engineering in 1997 he as worked with clients from around the country in industry segments such as fiberglass, tires, plate glass, various industrial equipment OEM's, food production, furniture, hydro services, aerospace and building products. Gavin was an early adopter of computer based engineering and in 2007 added an IT services division to his company. He has been involved with the operation of the Pro/Users of the Carolinas regional Users Group since 2003.