Symetri Appoints Fulthorpe to Head Up New Consulting Services Wing

New Unit Will Drive Business and Operational Efficiencies for Engineering Design Customers

GOSFORTH, UK, January 2012,  To meet growing market demand, Symetri, a platinum partner of leading 3D design software provider, Autodesk, has launched a new business unit, Symetri Consulting Services.

The objective is to provide a more structured approach to the delivery of consulting services to customers, enabling them to optimise their use of Autodesk software and more clearly understand how it maps onto engineering design processes.

The new service will be headed up by Michael Fulthorpe, who takes on the role of business development director, Symetri Consulting Services. Fulthorpe previously spent five years working for Autodesk: first as a channel manager in the manufacturing division and then in Autodesk’s major accounts team. He began his career at Imass (now Symetri), where he was latterly business development manager.

“Michael is ideally suited to this new consulting role,” says Colin Watson, corporate director, Symetri. “He has extensive experience in sales, account management and delivering consulting services. Critically, he can quickly grasp customers’ requirements and clearly communicate back to them what we can deliver to meet their needs. This will be invaluable in his new role.” 

“Of course, Michael also needs a team of highly competent engineers to support him,” adds Watson.  “As a platinum partner, we are not only able to deliver this but, having built up our skills over recent years, we believe we have a team which is second to none in Autodesk’s value added chain.”

According to Fulthorpe, “we are seeing growing demand from customers of design software solutions across the manufacturing sector for a more consultative approach to the deployment and integration of this kind of technology. In setting up Symetri Consulting Services, we want to help customers fully understand their design software and optimise their usage of it. Doing this will, in turn, enable them to get their products and services to market more quickly.”

The new Symetri Consulting Services business stream will initially focus on several key areas: the integration of engineering data management systems with other downstream business systems such as ERP/MRP;  helping customers adopt sales configurators or Engineer to Order Systems (ETO); Autodesk cloud based services and  the implementation of dynamic simulation, CFD and FEA processes into customers engineering design workflows.

Fulthorpe says, “these are major areas where we are seeing growing demand from customers for a more consultative approach. This will involve delivering consultancy around areas like systems integration, capturing project specifications and testing technology using digital prototyping. The ultimate goal is to help the customer use technology as effectively as possible to drive business and operational efficiencies throughout the organisation.”



Read the complete story ...


Review Article Be the first to review this article
Rand3D

SolidCAM: Cutting Webinar

Featured Video
Jobs
Mechanical Engineer I for Air Techniques, Inc at Melville, NY
Proposal Support Coordinator for Keystone Aerial Surveys at Philadelphia, PA
Upcoming Events
The Rise of Mechatronics at Dassault Systèmes San Diego 5005 Wateridge Vista Drive San Diego CA - Sep 12, 2017
The Rise of Mechatronics at Buca di Beppo - Pasadena 80 West Green Street Pasadena CA - Sep 13, 2017
The Rise of Mechatronics at Dassault Systèmes Santa Clara 3979 Freedom Circle, Ste 750 Santa Clara CA - Sep 14, 2017
The 30th Annual Integrated Process Excellence Symposium & Training at Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort Orlando FL - Sep 18 - 20, 2017
Kenesto: 30 day trial



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise