Jim Lowery Retires

SASUGLogo In September 2005, four years ago this month, Jim Lowery was elected President of the San Antonio SolidWorks User Group.  Jim had some very large shoes to fill, taking over for SWUGN Lifetime Achievement recipient Lila Theis.  You could tell at the first meeting he was a little nervous, but Jim grew into the role over the years and has done a fantastic job for SASUG.

Jim was an original member of CTSUG until the group split to better serve SolidWorks users in the Austin and San Antonio areas. Since Jim ascended to the leadership role, SASUG meetings have been held at his place of employment, ITM.  The meeting room features a wall of SolidWorks model examples from his members, and a plastic sleeve filled with original CD's (and DVD's) of every version of SolidWorks ever released.  The wall is a testament to his dedication to SASUG members and to the software he uses every day.

I know Jim was nervous at his first meeting, but over the years he developed quite a rapport with his members.  Jim has a great sense of humor, and he uses it to make each and every meeting fun.  Jim has also developed into very good presenter – his FloXpress demonstration last night was highly informative and entertaining at the same time.

For four years, Jim has carried the SASUG torch and has now decided to step aside.  He'll remain an active member of SASUG and the SolidWorks Community at large, and I know we'll see him at all of the future meetings.  Thanks Jim – SASUG, SolidWorks, and the SolidWorks Community are all better because of your efforts.

I'm also pleased to report that Anthony Gomez was elected to replace Jim.  Anthony has been a member of the group for a long time, and has served as SASUG Vice-President for a couple of years.  Anthony is excited and looking forward to his tenure as President. 

Congratulations Anthony, and thanks again Jim!!

Richard Doyle
My official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call me "The User Group Guy". I've been a SolidWorks user since 1997, and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group in 1999, my career path has led me to DS SolidWorks and a dream job supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network worldwide.
Richard Doyle
Richard Doyle