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2017 Spring Event

April 6, 2017

Spring Pro/User Event at TE Connectivity
in Winston-Salem, NC on Thurs, April 6, 2017

Registration is closed!

The results from the 2017 Spring Topics Survey
were used to plan our Agenda for the event


Start End Length Description Presenter Company
8:00 8:20 0:20 Check-in and Breakfast (Donuts & Coffee) Kristi Everhart Solid Engineering
8:20 8:30 0:10 Kickoff, Announcements & Introductions ProUser Board
8:30 9:00 0:30 3DCS Variation Analyst (Tolerances) on Creo 3.0 Mike Schimmel DCS
9:00 9:45 0:45 Model Based Definition (ie., drawing details in 3D) Ryan Gelotte TE Connectivity
9:45 10:00 0:15 Break Caterer
10:00 11:00 1:00 By Popular Demand – Fast (or Better) Drawings in Creo 3.0 Rumble/Nooe Solid Engineering
11:00 12:00 1:00 Exploring Reverse Kinematics w/ Mechanism & Top Down  Leo Greene  e-Cognition
12:00 1:00 1:00 Lunch, Vendors various Caterer
1:00 2:00 1:00 Creo 4.0 – Deep Dive on New Features – Additive Mfg. Extension Sullivan/Hoffman PTC
2:00 3:20 1:20 Creo Challenge Modeling Competition Gavin Rumble Pro/Users
3:20 3:30 0:10 Break Caterer
3:30 4:00 0:30 Creo 4.0 Measurement Tool – Working Efficiently Mark Bohannon Lenovo
4:00 4:30 0:30 Stump the Pros/Questions and Answers You know who…
4:30 5:00 0:30 Door Prizes & Wrap-up + Vendor/User Networking PUC Board

Many great reasons to attend…

Improve your Creo skills
Learn about new Creo functionality
Network with Users throughout the region
Sign up for Cool Door Prizes
Receive useful Give-a-ways
Lunch provided

There will also be a CREO Challenge. Winning team takes home $50!

Event Grand Prize
Razer Leviathan – Entertainment System Sound Bar

* Space-saving design for versatility
* Adjustable tilt angles (0, 15 or 18 degrees) for optimal sound
* 3 preset equalizer modes tuned for gaming, music and movies
* Multiple connection methods via analog, optical or Bluetooth v4.0 aptX
* Dolby Digital converts audio from the sound card via optical input
* Superior sound drivers and dedicated subwoofer
* Stream music from your smartphone


We will also give away a gently used SpacePilot from 3Dconnexion. It connects you to the 3D design process like never before. Its optical sensor technology and ergonomic design combine to deliver unprecedented control and fewer distractions. With 3Dconnexion’s SpacePilot, you simply push, pull, tilt or twist the SpacePilot’s controller cap to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D imagery.

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These people (and more) will be presenting a this event.

Leo Greene | eCognition


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, PE | Navis Global


Jarrod Nooe, PE : Navis Global

Jarrod Nooe is a  graduate of North Carolina State University.  He is a design engineer for Navis Global in Lexington, NC.  Jarrod takes a special interest in machine design and analysis for industrial settings.

Gavin B. Rumble, PE | Solid Engineering & Design


Gavin B. Rumble, PE : Solid Engineering & Design

Gavin is an NC State University grad and a North Carolina licensed professional mechanical engineer with 37 years of engineering experience, 3 years of which were spent implementing a new 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 an OEM machinery company. Since starting Solid Engineering in 1997 he has 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 Pro/Users of the Carolinas regional Users Group since the middle 90's.

Ryan Gelotte | TE Connectivity


Ryan Gelotte : TE Connectivity

Ryan is a Senior Engineering IT Systems Analyst and MBD evangelist and champion for TE Connectivity’s Digital Enterprise Solutions. Ryan holds degrees in Plastics Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.  His career over the years has included a focus on all aspects of plastic part design and manufacturing, including mold design, as well as expertise of PTC’s various CAD and PLM systems.  In fact, Ryan started his career as an Applications Engineer for PTC from 1998-1999 and over the years has provided training, support and consulting services with PTC’s products for several companies.  His experience in both engineering systems, product design and manufacturing have been instrumental in preparing him for the many challenges that come with implementing a Model-Based Enterprise.

He enjoys the many challenges inherent to the engineering discipline and thrives off of finding new, better ways to accomplish superior results both in engineering and manufacturing operations.

Mike Schimmel | DCS Quality Solutions


Mike Schimmel : DCS Quality Solutions

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mike Schimmel holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Aerospace Engineering. With three years of experience at Dimensional Control Systems, he has lead projects in a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, and electronics. As a variation analyst at DCS, Mike uses 3DCS software to provide solutions to design and build issues as well as assist customers with reducing variation in production through iterative design optimization.

Jack Sullivan | PTC


Jack Sullivan : PTC
  • Graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • PTC Global Services
    • Started with PTC in 1995 as a Pro/ENGINEER trainer
    • Opened the Charlotte PTC Training Center in 1998
    • Managed the Mid-Atlantic Region for PTC Education Services from 1999-2000
    • Director of PTC Global Services Operations from 2000-2002
    • Director of eLearning for PTC Global Services from 2002-2003
  • Independent Contractor teaching PTC Training Courses from 2003-2008
  • Solutions Architect with SIGMAXIM from 2008-2010
  • PTC Technical Sales from 2010 to present
    • Principal Application Engineer for Windchill and Creo in the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Georgia

I am married with 2 kids.  In my free time I coach baseball, play golf, and watch Notre Dame, NY Giants football, NY Yankees baseball, and NY Rangers hockey.

Mark Bohannon |

Mark Bohannon :

Mark was previously the Creo, Windchill, and License Administrator for the x86 Server team at Lenovo in the Research Triangle Park. In addition to providing administrative support for these tools, he also maintained a website for the Creo User community at Lenovo and developed application customizations to help the engineers do their jobs more efficiently. He had been in this role since December 2012 and prior to that was a mechanical engineer designing electronic system packages at IBM, Solectron, C-MAC and Nortel Networks. In his spare time he enjoys playing board games with the family and working in his church.



April 6, 2017
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TE Connectivity
3700 Reidsville Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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