PR CATI03

Leading SOLIDWORKS Reseller Expands Service Offerings and Personnel for Industry Upswing

BUFFALO GROVE, IL, February 26, 2003 – Computer Aided Technology, Inc., (CATI), announced today that they have implemented their first phase of improvements to position themselves for the future. Once again the top Value Added Reseller of SOLIDWORKS Software in the Midwest, CATI is moving forward by providing a number of new and enhanced services to address the demands of their customers in this new economy.

Recent CATI Value Added Innovations include :

  • New and exclusive training offerings, including a new SOLIDWORKS Administrator Course
  • New Customer Guide to assist CATI customers with technology services
  • Extended Support hours (7:00am – 6:00pm) for Priority Support Customers
  • Enhanced CATalyst, the training and support program pioneered by CATI
  • Additional SOLIDWORKS Simulation (FEA) training options
  • Creation of a complete referral network, the CATI Strategic Partner Program
  • New innovative implementation product, I/Works, co-authored with Impact Engineering Solutions, Inc.

In order to continue providing our customers with industry leading customer support, CATI has invested in the best technical personnel in the business. Joining CATI technical staff is Adrian Fanjoy, Technical Services Manager. Adrian comes to CATI with a diverse background, including mechanical design engineering, manufacturing engineering, engineering consulting, and CAD/CAM sales, training, and consulting. A degreed Aircraft Engineer, Adrian has worked in several industries including medical devices, large vehicles (Caterpillar), and CAD/CAM sales and services (Parametric Technology Corporation). With over ten years of engineering, training, and consulting experience, Adrian makes a valuable contribution to the CATI team.

In addition, CATI recently hosted over 400 customers at its SOLIDWORKS 2003 Rollout Events throughout the Midwest. These events marked the launch of the new CATIpult event format. Based on feedback from CATI Customers, CATIpult Sessions are designed to give SOLIDWORKS users at locations throughout the Midwest a continuous learning opportunity. Different topics of core SOLIDWORKS Applications are featured in a short and concise presentation.

“We are very pleased with our choice of CATI as our provider of SOLIDWORKS and PDMWorks support, training and customization. Their customer support is timely and thorough, and the custom macros they developed per our specifications are working great,” comments Brad Hacker, ME CAD Administrator, Zebra Technologies Corporation. “Our experience with CATI has been excellent.”

As a leader in the industry, CATI is constantly reviewing and enhancing their product and service offerings. In response to industry trends, CATI is the only VAR in their region with an in-house, dedicated, full time product data management (PDM) subsidiary, InFlow Technology, LLC. InFlow brings collaborative design and communication technology and implementation to the engineering and manufacturing community. InFlow is led by industry veteran Rod Levin. Levin was also recently appointed as a member of the CATI Board of Directors.

To prepare for the future, CATI has also made some changes in leadership. Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Richard Werneth has been promoted to President of CATI. A 9-year veteran at CATI, Werneth has implemented numerous programs to increase awareness and provide learning opportunities for engineers, as well as launch the CATI Indianapolis facility. Robert Konczal has been promoted to the role of Chief Technical Officer from Vice President. CATI co-founder, Konczal has already pioneered numerous value added services for CATI customers. His new role will allow him to focus on CATI’s Technical Service offerings, providing customers with cutting edge training, support, events and Internet services. Founder, Robert Roberman remains as CEO for CATI.

“Much has changed since CATI was founded over 10 years ago. What has not changed is the dedication to our customers and a culture of continuous innovation. We have invested in the best people, processes and products to create a better experience for our clients. In 2002, we were the Number One Reseller of SOLIDWORKS in the Midwest. The industry is evolving very rapidly toward truly realizing the vision laid out many years ago of integrated, mainstream enterprise solutions and we have positioned ourselves to be the leading provider of these tools,” comments Richard Werneth, President, CATI.

About CATI

Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, provides the Midwest with five full-service facilities, supporting Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin with the mission to unite quality people with advanced technology to create complete solutions for maximum business results. CATI is the original SOLIDWORKS Reseller and the Top Reseller of SOLIDWORKS in the Midwest. CATI is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to engineering, manufacturing, and educational sectors and offers a full suite of SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner technologies including CAD, CAE, CAID, CAM, ECAD, and PDM solutions. For the latest news from CATI, visit the company’s website at www.cati.com or contact a representative at 888-308-2284.