CAD Society Calls for Nominations for its Annual CAD Society Awards
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CAD Society Calls for Nominations for its Annual CAD Society Awards

Recommendations for Community, Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Awards Accepted on Video and in Writing by March 3 2009

Denver CO, Feb 3 2009 -- The CAD Society today announced it is accepting nominations of CAD industry developers, pundits and experts for the 2009 CAD Society Industry Awards.  Nominations will be accepted via video or in writing for these prestigious awards. All nominations need to be received by March 3, 2009, 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. Email nominations can be sent to the contact information below.  Video nominations need to be posted to YouTube with the keywords 'CAD Society' and an email link sent to the contact information below.

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

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 16-19 2009 in Scottsdale, AZ.

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. Evan Yares was the 2008 recipient of the Community award. Past award recipients include: Sean Dotson, Chris Yessios, Lynn Allen, Randall Rath, CJ Shirk, Kristine Fallon, and Ralph Grabowski. 

Leadership Award: For outstanding technical and business leadership in the CAD industry, and focus and dedication to the needs of CAD users. Carl Bass was the 2008 recipient of the Leadership award. Past award recipients include: Jay Sunyogh, Dana K. "Deke" Smith, Robert McNeel, Tony Affuso, Tom Butta, Jon Hirschtick, and Bernard Charles.

Lifetime Award: For a lifetime of outstanding technical and business contributions to the CAD industry. Mike Riddle was the 2008 recipient of the Lifetime award. Past award recipients include: Dean Kamen, Russell F. Henke, Ken Versprille, L. Stephen Wolfe, Carl Machover, Dr. Joel Orr, and Patrick Hanratty. 

Only members of the CAD Society will be allowed to vote on nominations received. Make sure you are a member of the CAD Society ( to cast your vote.

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.


CAD Society Contacts:


Rachael Taggart

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Ken Feitz

Email Contact