Meet the New SWUGN Committee Representatives

The SolidWorks User Group Network (SWUGN) Committee is made up of 8 very energetic SolidWorks user from around the world.  Board membership is an elected position, and members serve two-year terms.  Each year in December, elections are held for one-half of the committee.  This year’s elections resulted in two of our reps staying on for another term – congratulations to Lynnette Sabatka (Southern US), and Hal Olguner (Asia/Pacific) – both of whom ran unopposed.

We have new representatives for the Midwest US and the Southeastern US, so let’s meet them now.


Richard Wand – Midwest USRichardWand

Richard Wand is a Mechanical Engineer and Owner of MJ Engineering & Consulting Inc., based in Westerville, OH (just outside of Columbus).  Richard has been using SolidWorks since 2001 and has been active in the user group community for over 10 years involved in both the COSUG (Central Ohio SolidWorks User Group) and trying to start a Simulation User Group in Central Ohio also.  An active presenter, Richard has presented at 6 SW World Conferences, many local and regional user groups including NISWUG, and the Minnesota Simulation Group as
well as several SWUGN summits.  Richard has also been a CSWP since 2002.


IMG_5433_SqCasey Gorman – Southeastern US

Prior to becoming a Systems Support Engineer (CAD) Casey Gorman was a senior mechanical engineer at Sun Nuclear Corporation for 25 years. He is the one responsible for bringing SolidWorks to Sun Nuclear back in 1997. He is also the co-founder (and current co-leader) of one of the longest established SolidWorks Users groups. Casey has numerous certifications including CSWA (Alpha/Beta tester), CSWP (8 hour test) as well as 3 of the advanced certifications. You can also find him on occasion presenting at SolidWorks Technical Summits.




Welcome ot the SWUGN Committe Richard and Casey.  I look forward to working with you both.


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