Professor Jay Sunyogh Wins 2007 CAD Society Leadership Award

Design educator recognized for leadership in CAD technologies

DELAND, FL March 19, 2007 -- The CAD Society, not-for-profit CAD industry association, today announced Rio Hondo College professor Jay Sunyogh as the winner of its 2007 Leadership Award. The CAD Society recognized Sunyogh for his contributions during his teaching career and his educational programs aimed for underprivileged students.

In addition to his distinguished career as dedicated educator and administrator, Sunyogh has chaired a CAD and drafting contest for over 50 Los Angeles high schools, including many from the inner city. “His inspiring motivation – settings incentives and raising the bar to encourage students to strive to improve themselves -- has been an influence on hundreds if not thousands of young people,” says CAD Society President Marv Muston.

The CAD Society Award for Leadership is awarded to an individual in the CAD industry whose outstanding technical and/or business leadership over the past year has significantly contributed to the benefit of the CAD community.

Sunyogh is head of the department of architecture and computer aided design at Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier, California. He has set up and coordinates a program that offers introductory coursework in architecture, civil design, and mechanical design. His program teaches AutoCAD, MicroStation, SolidWorks, Rhinoceros, Autodesk Civil 3D, Bentley InRoads, among other applications. He is chair of the advisory committee that includes representatives from major industries in the Los Angeles area. Sunyogh has worked to win grants for additional software and hardware resources for the college, and is co-author of CAD-TUTOR, a series of high school and college textbooks.

Sunyogh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial technology and a Master’s Degree in vocational education from California State University in Los Angeles.

The CAD Society is a not-for-profit industry association with the goal of fostering a community and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within the CAD industry including AEC, mechanical, manufacturing and GIS. Annual CAD Society Awards are presented at the Congress for the Future of Engineering Software, a yearly industry conference.

About The CAD Society

The CAD Society ( 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.


The seventh annual Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES), presented by HP, will take place at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz., April 12-15, 2007. COFES, a mainstay event of the engineering software industry, provides an intensive conference atmosphere where private and public discussions are held. Attendees are executives, end users, CAD and PLM vendors, analysts, and press who work together to determine, define, and clarify the business issues of engineering technologies.

COFES is an invitation-only event. To find out more information and to request an invitation, please visit

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