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Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for ENGINEERING.com. Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier. - Read More


Chad Jackson is the President and Principal Analyst of Lifecycle Insights, a research and advisory firm that assesses the business impact of software applications and systems on engineering organizations. Chad has more than 15 years of experience with CAD, CAE, PDM, PLM and others technologies as part of the analyst community and in the software industry. Due to his industry knowledge and thought leadership, Chad is a sought-after expert, author and speaker that has advised, published and presented dozens of times both domestically and internationally. - Read More


Scott Wertel is a Configuration Manager in the defense and aerospace industry and provides freelance design services to a variety of interests. Scott has spent decades following the engineering software industry due to his "unnatural affinity" for CAD and uses that insight to best position his employer and clients for change. Scott graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a licensed professional mechanical engineer in the state of Arizona. - Read More


Matthew has a passion for building and leading high-performance engineering teams supporting new product development projects. He is Technical Director at Maverick Innovation Lab where he helps companies solve New Product Development challenges through the utilization of best practices in modern Human-Centered Design, Advanced Modeling & Simulation, Collaborative High-Performance Engineering Teaming Structures and Processes, and Industry/Academia Partnerships. He also lectures at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and coaches a FIRST LEGO League team. Matthew's energy comes from his love for his wife, three children, two dogs, hours of LEGO play, all things technical, and significant consumption of caffeine. - Read More


Barb Schmitz has more than 20 years of experience writing about technology for B2B and B2C publications and web sites. She served as an editor on Computer-Aided Engineering magazine for more than 10 years before starting her own PR/freelance writing business in 2000. - Read More


Rick Stavanja is a CAD/PLM consultant, software developer, and founder of CADwire.net, a CAD information aggregator and search engine. The past two decades of his career led him from the design chair and into every aspect of the digital technologies designers and engineers now use to bring us the products that we use today. Rick studied Architecture at Montana State University, and now operates Tangra Solutions from Spokane, Washington. - Read More


Verdi Ogewell is the Editor-in-Chief of VerkstadsForum PLM Magazine and ENGINEERING.comÆs European correspondent. He is also the host of the web TV series, "Battle of the Visions". - Read More


Dick Bourke's consulting experience spans repetitive and discrete manufacturing, including commercial and aerospace/defense. He has been sharing his experiences about PLM, Configurator and ERP systems through numerous engineering and manufacturing publications. His current focus is on search and related applications. - Read More


Richard is driven to serve students and educational institutions with the school science projects he creates that promote interest in STEM subjects. He has an awesome machine shop. - Read More


Jim Brown is the founder of research firm Tech-Clarity. He is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturers and the use of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), ERP, compliance, quality, service management, and other enterprise applications to improve business performance. - Read More


Sanjeev Pal is an industry analyst specializing in CAD, product lifecycle management (PLM), and engineering software. He spent more than 20 years in product design, software analysis, and implementation with companies including Timex Watches, International Data Corp. (IDC), TEC (Technology Evaluation Center), and Dassault Systèmes before starting Neovion Group, his software analysis firm and blog (palsanjeev.com). - Read More


Justing Dickmeyer PE is a Professional Engineer who has served nearly 100,000 lessons to aspiring engineers around the world. Justin approaches  Professional Engineer exam  preparation from a different angle, striving to not only lead and mentor his professional engineer students, but to "get in the trenches" with them while creating the most engaging and easy-to-access  FE Exam and PE Exam prep materials. - Read More


An engineer by day and stand-up comic by night... L. Eric Culverson's 30-year career defies conventional logic. You would think by now he would know what everyone else knows: Engineers cannot communicate, much less be funny! And yet, Eric demonstrates, right before his audience's eyes, all that's possible when people move beyond the bounds of stereotype and presumption. As an author, professional speaker, workshop leader and coach, Eric effectively encourages, motivates and guides technical professionals, and anyone else in his wake, to gain strength from within and become their best authentic self. By helping people to develop and enhance skills in communication, leadership and creativity, Eric prepares them to professionally face the expanding global economy and improve their quality of life. - Read More


Anthony Fasano, P.E., aka Your Professional Partner, founded Powerful Purpose Associates after he realized that it was the development of his soft skills that helped him to become an associate partner at a reputable engineering firm at the young age of 27. With history as a civil engineer, Anthony is now a nationally recognized executive coach and inspirational speaker, specializing in the areas of engineering career development, as well as leadership. He uses his highly effective coaching and speaking techniques through affordable programs to help engineers develop their soft skills, work through blocks, prioritize effectively, set clear goals and achieve their maximum potential. - Read More


Christian Knutson, P.E., PMP is international infrastructure development program manager, engineer, and author. He has 20 years of experience in leadership, management, engineering and international relations earned from a career in the U.S. Air Force and is author of The Engineer Leader, a recognized blog on leadership and life success for engineers and professionals. - Read More


Pat Sweet is an electrical engineer working in the transportation industry in Kingston, Ontario. Pat earned his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University where he was named a Sexton Scholar and a ChancellorÆs scholar. Pat has garnered a wide range of professional experience having worked in building and facilities design, consulting, utilities, and manufacturing. In May 2012, he started the now-popular Engineering and Leadership blog, where he writes about front-line leadership for engineers, personal productivity, engineering education, and professional development. - Read More


Carl Friesen is a strong believer that engineers need to choose an area of expertise to develop, and then to get known for that expertise ù through publishing their ideas, through public speaking, through developing online content and social media. These engineers get noticed for their expertise and are then able to choose the work that they want to do and can earn significantly more. Carl is Principal of Global Reach Communications, has published four books on the subject of demonstrating thought leadership, and is a well-regarded public speaker. - Read More


Don Scansen is a partner at IP Research Group, a technology consulting firm delivering unparalleled service to intellectual property clients. Don spent more than ten years as a reverse engineer and in various management roles at Chipworks and Semiconductor Insights. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Ontario. - Read More


Chris Gammell is an analog electrical engineer from Cleveland, OH. He is the co-host of The Amp Hour podcast , the face behind ChipReport.tv , the founder of EngineerBlogs.org and joined Jeff Shelton in mid 2012 to start The Engineering Commons . He sleeps occasionally.

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Mert Bal is currently an assistant professor and Electromechanical Engineering Technology Program coordinator in the Miami University of Ohio. He received his PhD in Manufacturing Systems Engineering in Cyprus. He was a research fellow in the University of Western Ontario, and a guest researcher at the National Research Council Canada in London, Ontario for three years. Mert is an active researcher in the areas of intelligent manufacturing, distributed real-time control, mobile computing, internet of things, internet embedded devices, multi-agent systems, collaborative wireless sensor networks, holonic manufacturing and applications of virtual and augmented reality. He has authored many scientific publications, and co-organized various international conference sessions in these areas. - Read More


Tom Lombardo is an engineer, a professor, and an "armchair philosopher." He holds technical degrees in electronics and computer science, as well as a doctorate in instructional technology. Tom teaches engineering, microcontrollers, and sustainable energy systems. In his spare time he makes somewhat recognizable sounds with an acoustic guitar. Tom and his wife Lisa hope to someday retire in a secluded off-the-grid house. - Read More


Bruce Schreiner is from Lancaster, PA, and a professor in the electronics field specializing in embedded digital systems. His technical degrees in electronics, computer science, and adult education in conjunction with a lifelong fascination with everything computers have led to jobs in manufacturing, automation, programming, and education. Ice hockey, rail trail biking, greyhounds, star gazing, wood working, geocaching, and smoking foods occupy his time while editing assistance from his partner produce free time. - Read More


Randy Boulter has an A.S. Degree in Digital Electronics. He has over 25 years of experience in the defense, building automation, security and access controls industries. Randy has spent the last 10 years as an embedded systems consultant. - Read More


Ray Floyd is an electrical engineer with a BSEE, MSEE, and a PhD in Management. He was previously a senior engineer with IBM. - Read More


Christine Halsey has BSEET and MSET degrees and currently teaches C++, LabView, digital systems, PLCs, RF communications and electronics courses. She loves technology and helping people make hardware and software work together. - Read More


Arnie Peskin is recently retired from Brookhaven National Laboratory. He has taught at Columbia University, Stony Brook University and Excelsior College, and has authored over three dozen publications in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. - Read More


Todd Grimm is the founder and president of T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc. and is its principal marketing specialist and technology consultant. His experience includes 17 years in the product development industry. In that time, he has held positions in sales, sales management, business management and marketing. Prior to starting the company, he was the marketing manager for what became one of the leading rapid prototyping service bureaus. - Read More


Kyle Maxey is a mechanical designer and writer from Austin, TX. He earned a degree in Film at Bard College and has since studied Mechanical and Architectural drafting at Austin Community College. As a designer Kyle has had vast experience with CAD software and rapid prototyping. One day he dreams of becoming a toy designer. - Read More


Dr. Dan Thomas @bioprinting2 is a research scientist, writer, editor and advocate for education. He holds degrees in Engineering and Science and is a speaker on diverse topics such as sustainability, environmental engineering and nanotechnology. - Read More


Tom Spendlove is a mechanical engineer working in the education field in Flint, Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan and graduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Troy, New York. After ten years of designing and developing automotive components he shifted focus to teaching engineering, design, and CAD. - Read More


Eric Hiller is the Managing Partner of Hiller Associates , an operational and strategic consultancy, specializing in Product Cost Management , financial modeling, operations, business planning, software product management, and product development. - Read More


Mark Atwater has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University. Dr. Atwater is an assistant professor at Millersville University where he teaches courses in materials, design and production. His research endeavors include the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials. Ongoing projects include the study of nanostructured metals and carbon nanofibers. Scaling up the production of nanoscale materials is also a key interest. - Read More


David Simpson, P.E. is the owner and principal engineer at Muleshoe Engineering.  David is an MVP in the professional forums at www.eng-tips.com and a member of the Engineering Writers Guild. Follow David (zdas04) at http://eng-tips.com/userinfo.cfm?member=zdas04 - Read More


Laura Sloboda is chemical engineer and BASc graduate from the University of Waterloo. She has experience in various fields including chemistry, material sciences and manufacturing, and in her spare time she enjoys running, yoga and video games. - Read More


Gary Anderson is an active investor in 3D printing stocks. His due diligence and articles on 3D printing stocks are at his web site, 3DPrintingStocks.com.

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Rachel Park (RP Editorial Services - www.rp-editorialservices.co.uk) is an accomplished print and web editor with more than 16 yearsÆ experience in producing engaging and informative copy covering a wide range of subjects. Leveraging 12 years as editor of The TCT Magazine, she has deep insight into the world of 3D printing as well as bountiful passion for the industry. - Read More


David Ashton is Senior Editor at 3D Printer Hub. David is interested 3D printing's startup culture, as well as the burgeoning market for personal 3D printers. - Read More


John Hayes is President of ENGINEERING.com - Read More


Joel Erway, EIT, is the author of ô30MinuteEIT - www.30minuteeit.com": a strategy to master the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Joel is a HVAC sales engineer, chairman of a Young Engineers of ASHRAE chapter and gives presentations at the Rochester Institute of Technology û from which he is a BS graduate in Mechanical Engineering Technology. JoelÆs Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/joel.c.erway. - Read More


Shawn Wasserman (@ShawnWasserman) is the Education and Simulation Editor at ENGINEERING.com. He is passionate about ensuring Engineers make the right decisions when choosing CAE software or a Masters degree. Shawn has a Masters in Bio-Engineering from the University of Guelph and a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. - Read More


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