We have sourced the top experts in their respective fields to deliver to you the ultimate design and development experience.
Chris is the Founder and President of SolidBox, a Performance Hardware, IT Support, Project Based Training and Engineering Services company for SOLIDWORKS, Fusion 360, Onshape, and Mastercam users across North America. He is a registered Professional Engineer and SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer. In his spare time, Chris and his wife Jayme run Advenduro Tours, a motorcycle and mountain bike tour guiding business based in St. George, Utah. Chris is also a Commercial Pilot and volunteers for Angel Flight West whenever he can.
Chad is the Founder and CEO of EpiGrid, a managed private cloud solution provider, and Edge Innovative Solutions (EIS), an Engineering Product development services firm based in Gainesville, Georgia. Chad is an accomplished product designer and SOLIDWORKS and PDM professional, holding 5 patents in various industries ranging from medical devices to industrial equipment. Using his experience and knowledge in engineering process, data management, regulatory compliance and IT infrastructure solutions, Chad leads EpiGrid to help companies of all sizes from around the world solve their workflow, collaboration and IT challenges.
Kyle has over 25 years of software sales experience. He is an expert in both direct and reseller sales of ERP/MRP, CAD, Analysis, Data Management, SaaS, Cloud, and Virtualization software across diverse industries and with businesses of all sizes. He is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional with 12 years of SOLIDWORKS experience. Kyle was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia and attained a degree in Business Administration from Lee University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He’s lived in San Francisco, California for the past 20 years. Kyle has been married to his wife Radhika for 12 years and together they have a 9-year-old son. Kyle is a passionate advocate of health and fitness.
Tanner Knight, a Converge team member from the start, heads up the Western region. Originally a professional musician, Tanner entered the manufacturing and design world as a writer, bringing his creative skills to the amazing products and services SolidBox provides.
Tanner quickly learned the software of our trade, SOLIDWORKS, and ascended through the CSWA, and CSWP exams in a few short years. He recently attained the level of CSWE.
With a firm understanding of the tools of the trade, Tanner has turned his focus to the fine-tuning all aspects of the CAD and CAM infrastructure. As the Western Regional Director for Converge, Tanner looks forward to finding solutions for all your CAD and CAM needs.
A motivated, dynamic, and creative problem solver, Brad has nearly 15 years of experience in several industries including large mobile hydraulic equipment, research tools, consumer electronics, business tool development, and analytics. His most recent experience includes 6 years as an application and custom design engineer working closely with customers to find solutions to their unique needs. Brad's experience has helped him to refine and find creative applications for lean process, design for manufacture, and practical machine and system design. A degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia tech, a diverse 17 years of CAD experience, and hands-on hobbies in the automotive fabrication and mechatronics genres converge to give Brad a strong repertoire and innovative approach to project definition, concepting, and implementation regardless of size or scope.
Phillip has over 8 years of experience in the product design and development industry. He has worked on projects with several Fortune 100 companies in packaging design, consumer products, and medical device development. Phillip has also been a partner in developing one of his own patented inventions from conception to the consumer market. This includes being involved in all aspects of the design process from marketing to manufacturing. Phillip is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from Auburn University.
Oun has over 4 years of experience as a mechanical designer in the product design industry. In addition to being a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional and Product Data Management Professional, Oun has combined this experience with his knowledge of software development, system infrastructure, and systems administration to tackle the unique technical challenges of offering DaaS and IaaS tailored to the needs of the engineering/CAD market.
Oun is also a Certified DRIVEWORKS Professional who specializes in the deployment and administration of DRIVEWORKS systems across cloud hosted infrastructures.
Joey is a Senior Mechanical Designer with over 26 years of experience in product design, product development, and manufacturing across multiple industries and product lines including residential windows and doors, commercial storefronts, marine enclosures, and subsea oil and gas custom products. He also has experience with manufacturing engineering, engineering processes and procedures, and tool and die design. He is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert with 20 years of SOLIDWORKS experience and several years of experience in 2D CAD. Joey’s SOLIDWORKS Professional Certifications include Sustainable Design Associate, Advanced Weldments, Advanced Sheet Metal, Mold Tools, Drawing Tools, and Surfacing. He is a 1994 honors graduate of the Lanier Technical Institute in Oakwood, Georgia with a degree in Drafting. Joey is also a Desert Storm veteran with 3 years of military service.
Kathleen is a strong professional team leader who has 20+ years of experience in sales and service oriented environments. She is recognize for strong project and account management, as well as building and maintaining solid customer relationships.
Before joining Converge, Kathleen was the Operations Manager for 3Dconnexion. Her job responsibilities ran the gamut and she earned the nickname "GG" (the glue girl). In that role, Kathleen implemented and significantly improved the processes and organization of a small but dynamic sales team. Her primary responsibilities included managing the distribution and hardware reseller channel, sales order administration, event logistics and support, as well as providing ongoing sales and marketing support for the Americas sales team.
Kathleen has spent many years in and around the SOLIDWORKS community and is excited for what the future holds in her new role at Converge.