ModernTech Acquires Secant Technology, Arkansas SolidWorks Reseller

January 30, 2013 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – ModernTech, the leading value-added reseller of 3D CAD and Engineering Technology for manufacturers in the Southeast, announces its acquisition of Secant Technology and its SolidWorks software business.  As a result of this acquisition, Secant Technology’s customers will benefit from immediate access to new products and value-added services from ModernTech. SolidWorks 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software provides best-in-class tools for product design, validation, technical communications and data management.

“Our shared vision of growth and providing superior customer support was the basis for our
companies coming together,” said Jon Carlton, Vice President of ModernTech.  “Our goal is to serve the
SolidWorks community by helping them create their 3D CAD designs more efficiently with all involved benefiting from the acquisition.”

Steve Ruffin, president of Secant Technology added, “Our first priority in considering this acquisition was our customers. We firmly believe the new company will be stronger and better able to serve the Arkansas SolidWorks user base.”

With the combined resources of ModernTech and Secant Technology the SolidWorks community in the Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and West Tennessee area will benefit from the additional technical, support and sales staff.  With over 16 Certified SolidWorks Engineers, ModernTech leads the Southeast in 3D CAD design expertise. Named as one of the top SolidWorks resellers in the U.S. year over
year, ModernTech is recognized for its exceptional sales, services, support and training for SolidWorks’ customers.

About ModernTech
ModernTech, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, provides engineers and designers with 3D technology and training for the entire product development cycle —Design, Analysis, Data Management, and 3D Prototyping.  Our SolidWorks and Stratasys solutions help engineers and designers in any industry meet the demand for innovative, high-quality products in less time and at lower cost.  For 25 years the company has served manufacturers in the Southeast with hardware, software, support and training.  Visit
the ModernTech website at or call 877.553.9001.  You can follow ModernTech on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.  

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D design solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. SolidWorks’ products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For more information, visit


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