Five Questions Friday with Greg Yohn of DesignPoint Solutions

Greg Yohn Name:
Greg Yohn

Title: Senior Application Engineer

Company: DesignPoint Solutions. DesignPoint Solutions, Inc. is an authorized SolidWorks reseller, providing software and services to the engineering, design, and manufacturing communities, serving the mid-Atlantic region with offices in Lancaster, Pa., and Clark, N.J.

Hometown: Elizabethtown, Pa.

1) Why did you choose to do the work you do?
As a child, I was always doodling or building something out of whatever I could get my hands on. Teaching customers how to use and helping them implement SolidWorks and its add-ins allows me to continue that passion. My career began in the reseller channel 10 years ago, and over the years I have had the opportunity to interact with and learn from so many incredible customers, co-workers, and SolidWorks employees. I am very thankful for those experiences and cannot imagine doing anything else (with the exception of playing for the Philadelphia Phillies).

2) What is your proudest career moment?
Being part of a great DesignPoint team, which was awarded the Top Reseller for Highest Customer Satisfaction in North America at last year’s SolidWorks World Conference. Achieving that award meant a lot to all of us.

3) What goal of yours inspires you most?
Every day, I have the opportunity to make someone’s job a little easier. Teaching someone a tip or a trick that allows them to get their job done faster motivates me to continue to expand my knowledge. A simple thank you from a customer lets me know I have made a difference. It is the desire to make a difference in someone’s life that I hope to pass along to my kids.

4) How has SolidWorks made a difference in your life?
It has shown me how a tool can be used to improve people’s lives. Our customers design incredible machines and products, and it has afforded me many opportunities to see this first hand. The SolidWorks community is an amazing group of people that never stops pushing the limits of what is possible, which motivates me to keep pushing my boundaries.

5) Where’s the best place you’ve traveled and why?
About a dozen years ago, I had the opportunity to visit my aunt and uncle who were serving as missionaries in Japan. While experiencing a completely different culture was incredible, my most memorable experience was climbing Mt. Fuji. We began the hike in the evening and just before sunrise the next day, reached the summit. Watching the run rise at 12,388 feet is something I’ll never forget.

Mt fuji

Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.