About mthomas

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I spent the first 12-years of my career in the Autodesk channel working for an Autodesk reseller as an Application Specialist. During my travels I delivered many hours of training, support, demos, and implementations. I got to see a lot of great places, meet interesting people, and see problems that I was very fortunate to be able to help solve with Autodesk software and improved processes. I’ve been using AutoCAD since r13 (c4 to be specific… I know, I know missed all the “fun” of r13), cut my solid modelling teeth on Mechanical Desktop, and have been using Inventor since before it was known as Inventor (anyone remember Rubicon?). Data Management has always been a big part of my professional life, for the most part with Autodesk Vault and all of its flavours. Now I am the Technical Services Manager at Prairie Machine & Parts Mfg (www.pmparts.com) a mining equipment manufacturer. After spending many hours there implementing their Vault they decided to give me a permanent office! Reporting to the VP of Sales and Engineering, I’m responsible for overseeing the engineering departments’ technical operations and technical growth. Primary duties include the ongoing support of both software and hardware, while improving interaction between engineering and the other departments. We’re always looking to get stronger, faster, and more efficient. I have gained a lot of experience and expertise with Autodesk products, primarily in the Manufacturing realm