Recommendations for Community, Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Awards Accepted Until March 22, 2010
DENVER, February 24, 2010 - The CAD Society today announced it is accepting nominations of Computer Aided-Design (CAD) industry leaders, developers, professionals and experts for the 2010 CAD Society Industry Awards. The CAD Society Awards acknowledge individual contributions within the CAD and engineering software industry. Nominations need to be received by March 22, 2010, for consideration by the CAD Society.
Each nomination needs to explain which award category the nominee should be considered, and the reasons why this nominee deserves to be honored. Nominations need to be sent to Email Contact.
"Every year, professionals in the CAD and engineering software industries make amazing innovations and changes that affect our community," said Ken Feitz, CAD Society Vice President. "The three awards the CAD Society presents every year is our way of recognizing those who have contributed to the CAD/CAM industry and we look forward to hearing what the community has to say."
Members of the CAD Society will vote on nominations received. If you wish to vote on nominees, you need to become a CAD Society member now at www.cadsociety.org.
The CAD Society Awards acknowledge the contributions made by individuals that have affected and developed the CAD, engineering, manufacturing and architecture software industries. The awards will be presented at COFES (Congress On the Future of Engineering Software), this year scheduled for April 15-18, 2010, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The CAD Society presents awards in three categories:
Joe Greco Community Award: For outstanding work in improving communication and developing community within the CAD industry. Richard Doyle was the 2009 recipient of the Community award. Past award recipients include: Sean Dotson, Chris Yessios, Lynn Allen, Randall Rath, CJ Shirk, Kristine Fallon, Ralph Grabowski and Evan Yares.
Leadership Award: For outstanding technical and business leadership in the CAD industry, and focus and dedication to the needs of CAD users. Bill McClure and Dan Staples were the 2009 joint recipients of the Leadership award. Past award recipients include: Jay Sunyogh, Dana K. "Deke" Smith, Robert McNeel, Tony Affuso, Tom Butta, Jon Hirschtick, Bernard Charles and Carl Bass.
Lifetime Award: For a lifetime of outstanding technical and business contributions to the CAD industry. Richard Sowar was the 2009 recipient of the Lifetime award. Past award recipients include: Dean Kamen, Russell F. Henke, Ken Versprille, L. Stephen Wolfe, Carl Machover, Dr. Joel Orr, Patrick Hanratty and Mike Riddle.
Only members of the CAD Society will be allowed to vote on nominations received. Make sure you are a member of the CAD Society ( www.cadsociety.org) to cast your vote.
About The CAD Society
The CAD Society ( www.cadsociety.org) is a not-for-profit industry association with the goal of fostering community and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within the CAD industry including AEC, mechanical, manufacturing, and GIS. The CAD Society is dedicated to creating an informative community and improving the tools its members employ in order to get their jobs done. This is achieved by providing an open forum of communication, which helps to illuminate the practices of industry vendors. It has been a leader in creating interoperability guidelines that encourage software vendors to develop applications that can openly share data.
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