Julian Spencer has rejoined Intercad , the specialist 3D computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) distributor, to help the revitalised company cement its market leadership in selling and supporting the de-facto SolidWorks software platform in Australia and New Zealand.
Having spent ten years with Intercad prior to his departure earlier this year, Spencer felt he was ready for fresh challenge. “Little did I realise,” he says, “that through its transformation into a new and vibrant service-focused company, Intercad would be the place I’d find that challenge!”
As a Senior Sales Engineer and Business Development Manager, Spencer will not only be responsible for brining new business opportunities to the company but also mentor new hires in the fast-paced and complex world of CAD/CAM consulting.
“Gone are the days when a supplier simply delivered a box and waited for a call if something needed attention,” he says. “I believe Intercad is in a position to capitalise not only on its current strengths in this area – particularly the extensive training and support functions it offers the SolidWorks community – but also launch new, unique tools that will secure demand for the brand.”
One of these tools is about to be launched with the latest version of SolidWorks, SolidWorks 2010. “The carbon footprint designers and manufacturers place on our planet today was once only a conversation; it is now a reality that the entire industry faces as part of its everyday business,” says Spencer.
“With new developments in SolidWorks, like the built-in lifecycle assessment module that calculates the carbon footprint of a design in realtime, down to the distance raw material needs to travel from source to factory, we can better advise our clients on how their designs can be optimised not only in function, but also in efficiency.
“On a personal note,” he adds, “I am excited about achieving and exceeding the targets for what I see as the market’s best offering. I am very passionate about this industry and discovering the amazing diversity of solid modeling is one of the many highlights. I am sure I will uncover many more in the course of my new role with Intercad.”