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2022 Spring Event at FN America LLC
March 10 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The 2022 Spring Event was
held March 10, 2022 at
FN America, LLC in Columbia, SC
Thank you to FN America for hosting our Pro/User Event
and for providing breakfast, snacks and lunch for us.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of your facility.
See the Event Photos HERE
We want to thank all those that came out and participated at the event. We had a great time.
If you missed the Spring event, be sure to check back in the Fall for information on our next event.
Thank you to all of our presenters. We appreciate all the hard work you put into your presentations.
The Grand Prize was a $400 cash FN Gun Fund!
Congratulations to Robert Sutherland from Tecan-US on his Grand Prize win!
Robert also won a 3Dconnexion 3DX-700040 SpaceMouse.
Darden Jones from TE Connectivity won an Amazon gift
card from our friends at TriStar. Congratulations Darden!
The Event Sponsor was
and supporting Vendors were
If you are a vendor and you would like to sponsor an event and also give a short
presentation, please contact Kayle Brock for more information.
Presenters for this event were
Shawn Schreckengost | TriStar
Shawn has worked with TriStar as a Business Development Manager for 9 years. He has 35 years of industry experience working with various CAD tools including 25 years with Creo Parametric, specializing in design automation, large assembly management, and complicated geometry solutions.
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.
Natalie Ozor | Carrier
Natalie Ozor achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate in Elements of Computing from The University of Texas at Austin. During this time she worked in multiple UT research labs, most notably the Texas Rocket Engineering Laboratory, where she served as Systems Engineer, and the Tehrani Research Group, where she improved the design of a custom-gradient SLA 3D printer. After graduation, Natalie joined Carrier as an Associate in the Engineering Rotational Leadership Program. She worked with the Design Automation group for the last 8 months in Charlotte, NC, developing Smart Assembly tools to automate the Creo design process. She now works with Carrier’s Sound & Vibrations team in Syracuse, NY.
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.
Jeff Raquet | UNC Charlotte
Jeff Raquet is a Teaching Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He spent twelve years in the real world before entering academia. Started using Pro/Engineer in 1994. Has been teaching the introduction to engineering course to incoming freshmen focusing on engineering drawing, CAD modeling and product design since the fall of 1999. Also offers an upper class elective: Advanced CAD/CAM course focusing on modeling and additive manufacture. Running the additive manufacturing lab for the Mechanical Engineering department – presently one 3D printer, five (functional) FDM machine and one small SLA machine.
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 34 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.