The CAD Society is accepting nominations for the 2012 CAD Society Industry Awards.
The CAD Society Awards acknowledge the contributions made by individuals that have affected and developed the CAD, engineering, manufacturing and architecture software industries. The awards are presented at each year at COFES.
The CAD Society presents awards in three categories:
Joe Greco Community Award: For outstanding work in improving communication and developing community within the CAD industry. Martyn Day was the 2011 recipient of the Community award. Past award recipients include: Evan Yares, Sean Dotson, Chris Yessios, Lynn Allen, Randall Rath, CJ Shirk, Kristine Fallon, and Ralph Grabowski.
Leadership Award: For outstanding technical and business leadership in the CAD industry, and focus and dedication to the needs of CAD users. Dieter Neujahr was the the recipient of the 2011 the Leadership award. Past award recipients include: Carl Bass, Jay Sunyogh, Dana K. “Deke” Smith, Robert McNeel, Tony Affuso, Tom Butta, Jon Hirschtick, and Bernard Charles.
Lifetime Award: For a lifetime of outstanding technical and business contributions to the CAD industry. Richard Riff was the 2011 recipient of the Lifetime award. Past award recipients include: Mike Riddle, Dean Kamen, Russell F. Henke, Ken Versprille, L. Stephen Wolfe, Carl Machover, Dr. Joel Orr, and Patrick Hanratty.
Nominations must identify the award category and explain why the nominee deserves to be honored. Email nominations can be sent to email@example.com . Video nominations are also acceptable, but must be posted to YouTube with the keywords ‘CAD Society’, along with a link sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All nominations need to be received by March 1, 2012, for consideration by the CAD Society.