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2021 Spring Event at RayLen Vineyards & Winery

April 22, 2021

The 2021 Spring Pro/Users Event
was held April 22 at
RayLen Vineyards & Winery

A BIG THANK YOU for being our host.

***Click HERE to see the Event Photos***

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 so that you do not miss our next event.


The Grand Prize was a…..

TCL 32S325 32 Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV
Read more here…

Don Willis of Qorvo won the Grand Prize by random draw. He also won a Sheetz Gift Card
for Best Question and another Sheetz Gift Card for having used
Creo the longest of all Users at the event. (Since 1995)

Luke Van Voorhis of Carrier won a Sheetz Gift Card for having used Creo the least amount of time of
all Users at the Event. (10 months)  Luke also gave a Presentation and received $100.
Because it was is 1st presenting, Luke also received $50.

Leo Green of e-Cognition gave a presentation at the event.  He received $100 for his
presentation on Managing Over Molded or Second-shot Parts.
Leo also won Favorite Presentation in which he received $50.

Mark Will of Britax also won a Sheetz Gift Card.
He tied with Don Willis for having used Creo the longest. (Since 1995)

Thank you to our Event Sponsor
and  our supporting vendors.


You help make our events a success!
If you are a vendor and you would like to be a sponsor and give a short presentation at a future event,
please contact Kayle Brock for more information.

Presenters for this event were

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.

Michael Denis | Carrier Corporation


Michael Denis : Carrier Corporation

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


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.

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.

John McBride | Looking Glass XR


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.

David Cutter | TriStar


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.



April 22, 2021
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Raylen Vineyards & Winery
3577 Highway 158
Mocksville, NC 27028
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