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Lee Smith
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Lee Smith is a Senior Project Designer for the Willbros Engineering and operates Smith Design/Drafting. Lee's responsibilities include coordinating teams for design projects in the gas processing, gas transmission, and refinery projects for clients and assisting in project management roles. With piping and structural design background, his major experience is in process skid design, unit layouts, and facility site layouts. A graduate of Oklahoma State University Tech, Lee has 34 plus years experience in the gas processing and transmission, oil refining, and chemical plant industries. Lee has gone from the drafting board to 3D CAD design, and from field construction to the corporate office, working with many of the leading companies of the industry. Lee has been married for 34 years and has two daughters, a son, and ten grandchildren.



 
Joseph Dixon
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Joseph Dixon is the Product Manager for CADWorx He joined COADE in January 2007 and has continued to address the needs of the AutoCAD Plant Design market. He has been a piping designer and manager in the petrochemical industry since 1985. Joseph has worked with CADWorx as a designer and manager since 1998 and was instrumental in his company's roll out of 100+ seats of CADWorx Plant and CADWorx P&ID. His present responsibilities as Product Manager involve working with users, dealers, and the engineering group to enhance CADWorx to meet the market's needs.





 
Dominik Hepp
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Dominik Hepp joined the Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions (Intergraph CAS) group in August 2011. His responsibilities include providing end-user technical support, product testing, and training/presentation support for the CADWorx Plant Design Suite, CAESAR II, and product integration.









 
Michael Conaway
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 Senior Applications Engineer with Plant Design Solutions in Houston.  Mike joined the Plant Design Solutions team in 2011, where he provides training, consulting and technical support.   With over 30 years of experience in Petro-Chemical Design and current Level IV Certified Piping Designer with the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers.  Mike has worked for several of the Major EPC’s in the Implementation and training of CADWorx.







 
Josh Sampson
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Josh has 10 years of plant design experience with CADWorx Plant, P&ID, and Isogen.  Josh works as a CADWorx Coordinator/Model Manager for Mustang Engineering in Houston, Texas in the Process Plants group. Josh completed the Process Plant Layout & Piping Design course offered from the University of Houston's SPED program. Josh received his training in CADWorx from Mellinger and Associates. Josh Sampson completed his Technical Drawing and Computer Aided Drafting from Hutchinson Community College. Josh taught at the 2008, 2009, & 2010 CUC.


 

 
Ashraf Taha
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Ashraf Taha joined Intergraph in 2005 and has been a member of CADWorx team since then. He has added several features to CADWorx including SpecView, P&ID View, Clash View, LineView and Pipe Support module. Ashraf has a degree in structural engineering and 18 years in software development. He also developed software for structural steel in addition to general CAD and CAE for several engineering companies.






 
Kevin Kang
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Kevin Kang is Software Consultant for the Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions group. His responsibility is to provide recommendations for CADWorx developments, implementations, and to evaluate technical design and quality issues, processes and testing. He joined the Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions group in August 2000. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.







 
Sonia Delgadillo
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Sonia Delgadillo is the Senior CADWorx Applications Specialist for the CADWorx products at Intergraph CAS and is responsible for product presentations, training and dealer support. Sonia joined Intergraph in January 2009. She has 7 years of experience teaching designers, engineers, owner operators and EPC firms how to develop and implement best practices using the CADWorx product suite.






 

 
Carol McComb
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Carol McComb is a Mechanical Technologist with an Ontario Skills Apprenticeship Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting. With over 20 years of experience using various 2D & 3D Cad programs and in the Water Treatment Field, she has been a Senior Mechanical Designer with Ecodyne Water in Burlington, Ontario since 1996. She is involved in the preparation of plot plans, piping layouts, spool details, skid frame and support drawings, bills of materials, purchase requisitions as well as assembly shop and field support and is actively involved in ongoing training and support of drafting personnel. She is an AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional and a Professional Piping Designer Level IV. She successfully completed the Advanced CADWorx Certification Exam and currently uses Caesar II as well as CADWorx Plant.
 
 
Chad Snider
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Chad Snider, an Applications Specialist with Plant Design Solutions in Houston, is a certified CADWorx Instructor.  Chad has an extensive understanding of 3D drawing environments, with an emphasis on 3D modeling, Isogen and Intelligent P&ID's.  Chad has a strong Networking/IT background and helped implement and support many of the largest CADWorx Network Installations in the world.





 


 
Rod Abbott
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Rod Abbott is a Mechanical Technologist with more than 12 years of engineering experience. Rod has been with Wardrop Engineering, now a Tetra Tech Company, for 8 years and is part of the Mining Group as a Piping Designer.  Since joining Wardrop, he has played a key role in implementing various 3D tools, including CADWorx and ISOGEN.  His project experience includes green- and brown-field design work for the forest industry, mining, and manufacturing.  In addition to design, he uses his understanding of CADWorx and AutoCAD to provide technical support, internal training, and company policies.  He has been instructing at the COADE conferences since 2008 the first CUC.

 
 
David Diehl
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David Diehl graduated with a BSME from Lehigh University, Pensylvania, USA in 1976. Upon graduation he took a post as a Dynaflex technical support representative for Auton Computing in New York City. After four years David relocated to Houston, Texas providing mainframe-based piping system analysis services.  In 1986, he took a position at Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions (COADE, Inc.) introducing and selling CAESAR II, the worlds first PC-based pipe stress analysis package.  While at ICAS Dave earned his Professional Engineering license and currently is the product manager for CAESAR II, is the lead instructor for CAESAR II, and manages all training for ICAS.  For the last ten years Dave has participated in the B31.3 Section Committee and currently chairs the Design Task Group there.  He also serves as a Director of SPED – the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers.
 
 
Clark Johnson
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Clark Johnson started his CAD career 30+ years ago while working for a progressive home builder in Houston, Texas.  After a varied career moving from architecture through structural steel, process piping, electrical and mechanical design, as well as other disciplines, he landed at Toromont (now Enerflex) 10 years ago and found CADWorx.  For these past years Clark has been involved in Process Gas Project design and modeling, software setup and development, (including ISOGEN, CADWorx and AutoCAD customization, & third party software development and implementation), training, co-ordination of CAD implementation during a merger of five varied business units.
 

Jack Hollenbeck
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Jack Hollenbeck is an Engineering Technology Technician at Exterran Energy Solutions, the global market leader in full service natural gas compression and process & treating.  Jack has more than 20 years of experience drafting with AutoCAD, and 6 years with CADWorx and Isogen.  Today, Jack creates internationally standardized software systems and workflows, and provides global engineering software administration, technical support, software development, and software training for all domestic and international design groups.  Jack is a recognized expert using Isogen to its optimum potential, and holds an Associate’s degree in Drafting Technology from Oklahoma State University.