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2018 Fall Event at TE Connectivity

November 29, 2018

The Fall Pro/User Event at TE Connectivity was a success!

Thank you to all who attended!
If you didn’t get to attend the fall event, be sure to watch
for the SAVE THE DATE email for the spring event next year.

A big Thank You to TE Connectivity for hosting this event and providing lunch for everyone.
We enjoyed presentations from fellow Users and from our sponsors, had a Creo Challenge
and tried to “Stump The Pros” with questions and answers.

Pictures above: Leo Greene  and Zack Lyon giving very informative presentations.

Presenters received $100 each for giving a presentation. Leo Greene and
Dave Engvall tied for BEST presentation. They both won an extra $50.

Please let a board member know if you would like to present at the Spring Pro/User Event.
You too, will receive $100!

Your Event Grand Prize Winner was
Justin Beard of Preformed Line Products
He won a
Blink XT One Camera System

There were also 5 Sheetz gift cards given away by Pro/Users of the Carolinas. Tristar
gave away 3 gift bags, along with 3 Amazon gift cards. EAC gave away a Target gift card.

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:

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.

Dave Engvall | Retired Engineer


Dave Engvall : Retired Engineer
  • Retired Principal Engineer, IRWIN Tools > Stanley Black & Decker, Huntersville, NC,  over 20 years.
  • Principal, Dynamic Performance Edge, LLC – Consultant: Ag and Mobile Machinery.
  • ProE/Creo user for  over 25 years.
  • Started 3D modeling 10 years before that.
  • Outside interests: Photography, Music Creation, Bicycle and Motorcycle Riding.
  • Inventor - 25 Utility Patents.
  • Holder of three Guinness Book World Records for distance throwing:  Sling, Hand Thrown Object & Spear.

Thiagu Palaniappan | TriStar


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.

Zach Miller | TE Connectivity


Zach Miller : TE Connectivity

Zach has worked at TE Connectivity for over 11 years as a CAD/CAE System Analyst and has been using Creo for 13 years.  At TE He has provided Creo support and advice to the company’s users, developed SmartAssembly programs to automate Creo tasks, provided training on various Creo and SmartAssembly topics, and most recently has been involved in the company’s MBD/MBE activities.  Outside interests include spending time with his family, outdoor activities, and volunteering with the Lititz Fire Company where he currently serves as Assistant Fire Chief.

Zack Lyon | ZLDesign | President


Zack Lyon : ZLDesign | President

Zack,  a consultant with H3Pelvic Therapy Systems, Inc., 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.

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.

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.

We look forward to seeing you
at the
2019 Spring Pro/User Event!




November 29, 2018
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TE Connectivity
3700 Reidsville Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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