SolidWorks World Co-Speakers Didn't Get "App'ed"

Yesterday some very slick apps were released for SolidWorks World 2012.  You can get a better look at them here.

Nearly everyone who has seen the apps (for iPad, iPhone, and Android) is very excited about using them next week in San Diego.  Some folks have gone so far as to seriously consider buying one of the devices.  Others report that they are able to "borrow" from friends or family (mostly borrowing from their kids).  The apps will make it easier to navigate around the massive conference center, keep track of sessions and schedules, and they'll help you find those specific Partner companies in the Partner Pavilion.

The release of the Android version was in response to customer requests from last year, and a couple of other annoying little issues were resolved.  One issue remains (and is on the fix list for 2013), session co-presenters are excluded from the app's agendas and speaker catalog.  So….here's a look at those co-speakers.

NoPhotoBrian Crabtree – MLC CAD Systems
SolidWorks for IT
Monday, February 13th – 2:45pm Room 14A
Brian Crabtree is the Technical Manager for MLC CAD Systems. He has been active in the CAE industry for over 15 years and has been a frequent speaker at SolidWorks User Group in the South Central and South East U.S.


Eric_Lagman_PhotoEric Lagman – Techtronic Industries
PV360 – 2Fast 2Furious
Tuesday, February 14th – 2:45pm Room 31C
Eric is a Senior Industrial Designer at TTI designing for Ridgid and Ryobi powertool brands. Past experience involves retail design and consulting experience designing products for medical, industrial and consumer markets. Design work and photoreal rendering examples can be seen at

Greg Rice – GR Marshall Group, LLC

SolidWorks Motion – Basics
Wednesday, February 15th – 10:30am Room 32B
President of Innovation & Creativity, GR Marshall Group. Provider of mechanical engineering design, analysis and drafting services. 23 years experience; includes 17 years exercise equipment design. Rapid generator of creative and practical solutions for design and manufacturing.

HemantHemant Jatla – Datafrond, LLC
Tuesday, February 14th – 4:30pm Room 14B
As a PLM consultant, he recommends solutions to complex product development issues. Many of his large scale PLM implementations have been for Fortune 500 clients. He has successfully managed and deliverd large and complex PLM implementations.

NoPhotoIlan Madjar – xLM Solutions
Different Customization Approaches and Options for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM
Tuesday, February 14th – 2:45pm Room 15A
Ilan Madjar has been implementing PLM solutions for 10 years at a wide range for customers. Lately Ilan has been implementing PLM systems for Design to Build customers. Ilan holds an MBA and BS in Industrial Engineering.

KernsJason Kerns – CP Manufacturing
Automation Techniques – Pick One…or Two
Wednesday, February 15th – 2:45pm Room 28A/B
Using SolidWorks since 2006, started as a designer of automation machinery, currently a SW Admin and Developer of Automation in SW.


JimByrneJim Byrne – DASI Solutions
Enhance Your SolidWorks Productivity with a 3D Mouse
Wednesday, February 15th – 2:45pm Room 33C
I have been working for DASI Solutions in Michigan for over 13 years as an applications engineer. During that time I have trained and implemented SolidWorks, Simulation and PDM for our customers.

SchmiderJohn Schmider – Swave Studios Inc.
Plant Design – An Integrated Approach
Wednesday, February 15th – 1:30pm Room 14A
Mr. Schmider is the co-founder of Swave Studios Inc, a Toronto based design firm, that is working with Consultec to develop & refine its IPD System. Mr. Schmider has worked on projects spanning the automotive, aerospace, medical, and consumer markets.

AltergottJosh Altergott – Computer Aided Technology Inc.
Allowing SolidWorks to Perform
Monday, February 13th – 10:30am Room 26A/B
How to Build and Mantain Effective Design Tables
Tuesday, February 14th – 1:30pm Room 14B
Since 1995 Josh Altergott has been a Designer, Trainer, and Consultant. Since 2002 Josh has worked at CATI as an Application-Engineer and currently manages the CATI Support Team. Josh’s experiences allow him to cover SolidWorks technical problems in great depth.

MalleyKen Mally – RKI
Design Automation for Today and the Future
Wednesday, February 15th – 1:30pm Room 15B
Ken Mally is a Mechanical Engineer with 20 plus years experience in product design and engineering. He has run his own consulting firm and currently heads RKI's Engineering efforts.

FlanneryKieran Flannery – Educator
The Impact of SolidWorks on Technology Education in Ireland
Monday, February 13th – 4:30pm Room 15B
Kieran has extensive experience as a teacher and in his role as Regional Development Officer with T4. His knowledge of Solidworks has contributed greatly to its integration into the Technology subjects as a design, communication and investigative tool.

NoPhotoMichael Menta – Dorman Products Inc.
Advanced Vault Customization and Add-ins for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vaults
Monday, February 13th – 4:30pm Room 31A/B
Director of Engineering for Dorman Products, Inc. Dorman Products is a leader in the automotive aftermarket for OE replacement parts.


RafaelRafael Sequeira – SETECH Brasil
Creating Routing Content to Speed Your Designs (Piping/Electrical/Tubing)
Tuesday, February 14th – 4:30pm Room 33A
Mechanical Engineer graduated at POLI-USP (São Paulo – Brazil) in 1992. I have been working with 3D design since 1986 and with SolidWorks since 2000. The last seven years were dedicated to piping design of chemical plants using Routing.

ScottScott Gutschow – Bay Port High School
Integrating SolidWorks into Our Middle and High Schools
Tuesday, February 14th – 10:30am Room 15A
Scott Gutschow is currently a instructor in the Howard Suamico School District in Wisconsin. Scott has been teaching for over 16 years and has extensive experience and development of line assembly including improvements and modification to production processes.

LapicStephen Lapic – Brentwood Industries Inc.
A Day in the Lifecycle of a Project at Polychem Systems
Wednesday, February 15th – 1:30pm Room 14B
As an engineer, I started designing on CAD systems in 1983 on a Navy project. Since then I've received four automotive patents using five CAD systems. My experience with PDM systems is in various roles, the last as system administrator.

HughesSteve Hughes – Mentor Graphics
Linking ECAD and MCAD with the ProStep EDMD Format
Wednesday, February 15th – 1:30pm Room 30C/D/E
Steve is the Product Manager at Mentor Graphics for its Exhibition Products. As Mentor Graphics’ representative on the ProStep iViP forum he has helped drive the development of the ProStep EDMD format and its adoption by ECAD and MCAD developers.

CobbWill Cobb – Smooth Logics
Guiding Your Engineering Department to the Next Level
Monday, February 13th – 1:30pm Room 30C/D/E
Will is a software engineer from Holland, MI. He received his computer science degree from Grand Valley State University, and he specializes in developing SolidWorks integration software.


So there you have it, a look at some of the SolidWorks World co-speakers that didn't get "app'ed".  Next year we'll make sure they get the recognition they deserve in the SolidWorks World apps.

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