2021 Spring Event at RayLen Vineyards & Winery
The 2021 Spring Pro/Users Event
will be held April 22 at
RayLen Vineyards & Winery
A BIG THANK YOU for being our host.
Read more about the winery HERE.
Face masks will be provided
We are taking every precaution to be Covid-19 safe. This venue is an open-air shelter with sides
that come down if the weather is uncooperative. The venue will be sanitized pre-event.
Each attendee will be required to have their temperature checked. Face masks and
hand sanitizer will be available. We want you all to get out of your home offices and
enjoy a day of fresh air in the country at this beautiful winery.
The Grand Prize is a…..
TCL 32S325 32 Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV
Read more here…
Your Event Sponsor is:
Your supporting vendors are:
If you are a vendor and you would like to be a sponsor and give a short presentation at our event,
please contact Kayle Brock for more information.
Presenters for this event
Thiagu Palaniappan | TriStar
Thiagu is Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of PTC Solutions experience including CAE, CAD, PLM areas. He was in the industry and worked/did contract work for companies like ITT Bell & Gossett pumps, Glasstech, Ingersoll-Rand, Mercury Marine, Volkswagen, Volvo, etc. Also- PTC certified instructor. He has been using Creo/Proe PTC products since 1996. Roles with PTC solutions – FEA Analyst, Trainer, Consultant, Administration of PTC solutions, Managed engineering team.
David Cutter | TriStar
David is a Solution Architect with TriStar. He has 20 + years experience in change management and product development. Some of his professional skills include Windchill PLM, Part Classification, PDMLink, MPMLink, Change Management, Kaizen/Black Belt Process SME, and PLM & PDM System Implementation. He was also a CMII Specialist & Practitioner.
John McBride | Looking Glass XR
With over 25 years in starting and acquiring companies, John previously owned and operated a chain of video game and movie rental stories in the 1990s. By recognizing the future of VR/AR, McBride's vision for Looking Glass is to offer businesses custom innovative VR/AR experiences to transform their educational, training, marketing and design goals.
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.
Luke Van Voorhis | Carrier Corporation
Just under a year ago, Luke Van Voorhis graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from NC State University and began his professional career with Carrier. After purchasing a textbook to learn Creo design automation via SmartAssembly, he soon began developing his own automation tools for his team, and even worked with CADquest - the book’s author - on larger in scope SmartAssembly projects. These programs will save hundreds of hours in product development output, and the future is looking bright for many more automation opportunities.
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.