Ruben Bons joins Blue Ridge Numerics as the West Region Technical Manager, bringing with him more than seven years of CAE experience from Structural Research and Analysis Corporation. His experience spans a wide range of analysis types, including fluid flow analysis, thermal analysis, linear and nonlinear structural analysis, dynamics, fatigue, and kinematics. He has worked in pre- and post-sales support, technical sales, product definition, consulting, and technical marketing. Ruben has a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, TN, and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI.
Josh Gray joins BRNI as an application engineer supporting operations in the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. After graduating from the University of Utah, Gray worked for the mechanical special effects industry at Stan Winston Studios in Los Angeles before joining Rand Wordwide. At Rand, Gray supported the CAD/CAM/CAE industry with a variety of tools such as Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA V5, and Autodesk Inventor before ultimately becoming a Solutions Architect / Project Manager for custom software development.
David Reid joins Blue Ridge Numerics Limited as an application engineer supporting operations in the U.K. and continental Europe. He studied Mechanical & Structural Engineering at Cambridge University. Upon graduation, Reid went to work for an automotive division of Thyssen Krupp where he worked on verifying and developing the structural integrity of chassis and sub-frame designs. Reid worked for PTC for seven years in various different technical sales roles, culminating in a position in technical marketing covering the U.K. He was then transferred to PTC headquarters in Needham, MA, where he worked as the Product Line Manager of the Behavioral Modeling Extension and the Product Marketing Manager for all other Functional Simulation products.
Ken Smith joins BRNI as an application engineer supporting operations in the Mid-Atlantic States. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1998, Smith worked at PTC for two and a half years in the Technical Support Department as a Technical Support Engineer, supporting all aspects of Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/MECHANICA, Pro/INTRALINK. Smith then became an application engineer in Northern Virginia where he covered the Federal Sales Group, dealing with government organizations and Defense contractors as well as the entire Southeast for all other types of PTC accounts where he was recognized with a Certificate of Excellence for work in the field.