This award is conferred annually in memory of our COE volunteer and friend who epitomized an individual from a COE member company, who in the judgment of the Honor Awards Committee, has made valued, balanced contributions to the COE organizations' activities and growth. The Award of Merit is conferred upon an individual - focusing on the person's accomplishments.
2016 Recipient - Ray Anderson
Past Award of Merit Recipients
2015 - Kevin Albers, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Tim Suhr, The Boeing Company
2014 - Tom Brown, The Boeing Company; Charles Chen, The Boeing Company; Tom Crume, The Boeing Company
2013 - Roger Joyal, Beechcraft Corporation; Neil Littel, Viking Range; Ed Popko, Dassault Systemes
2012 - Colleen Kennedy, Oregon Institute of Technology; Brian Prasad, Parker Hannifin Corporation
2011 - Scott Baker, Deepak Manuel, Rich Perlman
- 2000 - 2010
2010 - Lee Encapera, Nate Nalven
2009 - Phil Harrison
2008 - Gary Hornyak
2007 - Tim Enns
2006 - Catherine Bell, William "BJ" Fries, Jeff Toelsin
2005 - Mark Van Horne
2004 - Tom Cisler
2003 - Jim Barkelew, Mark Chitjian, Jim Strawn
2002 - James Cleland, Robert Daniels, Didier Gaillard, Carl "Skip" Seibert
2001 - Stephen Lewis, Glen Norman, Sohair VarnHagen
2000 - Gene Duncan, Al Hoyle, Nancy Rothwell
- 1996 - 1999
1999 - Dave Brock, Rick Marickovich
1998 - John Freyman
1997 - Bill Abramson, Greg Chaney, Joe Red
1996 - Steve Doncov
Noteworthy achievements and contributions to CAD/CAM/CAE/CAx, specifically as they impact Dassault Systèmes suite of products, deserve special recognition. Such special recognition can be furthered by election to the COE College of Fellows.
As analysis, design and manufacturing pushes forward, old boundaries are overtaken and new perspectives are important for all members in our profession. Thus, this status of leadership establishes a high level of honor and visibility.
In 2015, the award was renamed from the COE College of Fellows Award to the Bill Abramson College of Fellows Award in honor of Bill's long standing contributions and impact on COE.
Two significant benefits of receiving the Bill Abramson College of Fellows Award are:
- Free Lifetime COE Event registration
- Free Lifetime COE Individual membership
2016 Recipient - Mike Jahadi
Past Award Recipients Rich Murrish, Bob Deragisch, Bill Abramson, and Ed Ladzinski with 2016 Recipient Mike Jahadi (center).
Past Award Recipients
2015 Bill Abramson
2014 Bob Deragisch, Parker Hannifin
2014 Richard Murrish, The Boeing Company
2013 Edward Ladzinksi, Dassault Systemes
- 2000 - 2010
2007 Gunther Schuller, The Boeing Company
2005 Michael Payne, Spatial
2003 Francois Castaing, Chrysler
- 1996 - 1999
1999 David Aber, PhD, IBM Corporation
1997 Francis Bernard, Dassault Systèmes
1996 Kenneth Reinschmidt, Prescient Technologies
1996 Gus Olling, Chrysler
1996 Rodney Dreisbach, The Boeing Company
Top Gun is a competition for all engineers and designers to test their skills at designing the most accurate and correctly-structured three dimensional model, in the least amount of time at the COE Annual Conference & TechniFair. The user friendly challenge involves designing a detailed part of a common item that will be revealed when you sign up at the conference.
2015 Award Winners
Second Place: Eric Neuville - 0:28:20 - Perfect Score
Third Place: Ben Lucia - 0:28:49 - Perfect Score
Previous Top Gun Winners
- 2000 - 2010
2010 - Kevin Waugh - Lionheart Solutions2009 (V5) - Daniel Morin, BPR2008 (V5) - Kevin Morgan, ANXeBusiness Corp.2007 (V5) - Brian Brown, Wichita State University2006 (V5) - Nathan Shipley, Wichita State University2005 (V5) - Roger Joyal, AirbusFall 2003 (V4) - Chris Sameck, FreightlinerFall 2003 (V5) - DJ Ninagawa, INCSSpring 2003 (V4) - Changsoo Suh, Hyundai MotorsSpring 2003 (V5) - Janelle Beczak, Cessna AircraftFall 2002 (V4) - Dave Baldwin, Northwest CAD ServicesFall 2002 (V5) - Ralph Templin, Delphi AutomotiveSpring 2002 (V4) - Junya Uramoto, INCSSpring 2002 (V5) - Jim Strawn, Cessna AircraftFall 2001(V5) - Jang Ju Hyun, Korea AerospaceSpring 2001 (V4) - Roger Joyal, The Boeing CompanySpring 2001 (V5) - Rick Van Wetten, Siemens CanadaFall 2000 - Dave Baldwin, Northwest CAD ServiceFall 2000 - Gary Fisher, Black & DeckerSpring 2000 - Jeff Roark, Johnson Controls
- 1996 - 1999
Fall 1999 - Roger Joyal, Boeing Military DivisionFall 1999 - Rob Dunn, Bombardier deHavillandSpring 1999 - Matthew Hillyer, Taylor MachinesFall 1998 - Jim Strawn, Cessna AircraftSpring 1998 - Ivan Kaszycki, Behr Climate Systems, Inc.Fall 1997 - Todd Doyle, AlliedSignalSpring 1997 - Andrew Ray, DECSFall 1996 - Douglas Vargo, Autoliv
Dr. David M. Aber Scholarship Competition Participants
COE Year-Round - Creating Threads with Power Copies; Omar Garcia, Parker Hannifin Corporation
Engineering Analysis & Simulation - Model with a Detailed 3D CFD Model of a UAV; Gerardo Olivares, Wichita State University
Information Management - Expanding CATIA in the Enterprise: Lessons Learned Migrating from Mid-Range CAD; Travis Chaney, Zodiac Arresting Systems America
Manufacturing - Locating and Displaying Aircraft Information in a 3D Environment; Bruce Gabel, Spirit Aerosystems
Infrastructure, Develop, Deploy & Knowledge - Our Private Workstation Cloud; Keith Horton, Nordam Group
Product Definition - Ultimate CATIA V5 Tips & Tricks - Part 1; Mannon Wallace, Textron Aviation & Roger Joyal, Textron Aviation
The PLM Enterprise of the Year award acknowledges COE member companies that have achieved significant business results through their organizations' adoption of product lifecycle management. It recognizes successful PLM implementations and serves as a model for fellow COE Members and IBM and Dassault Systèmes customers seeking to increase profitability by expanding their markets centered on new, innovative products, while reducing costs.
Past Enterprise of the Year Winners
- 2014 - Parker Hannifin Corporation (Small/Medium Enterprise Award)
- 2013 - Viking Range (Small/Medium Enterrpise Award)
- 2005 - Loewen (Small/Medium Enterprise Award)
- 2005 - Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (Large Enterprise Award)
Members of the COE Forum were asked to nominate their favorite Community of Experts Contributor.
Community of Experts Contributor Award Recipient Mike Berry
Mike Berry, for VB Programming. Mike is the first “Super Visual Basic Superstar” answering any and all questions on the Develop and Deploy thread. Visual Basic is the key to unlock the real power of Catia. Like a candle that provides no light without the flame, Mike has shed a floodlight, on this complex topic.
David Summerscales, for NC Programming. “All he does is answer questions”. Now, David has volunteered to work with the COE manufacturing leadership in updating the COE NC requirements tool with the entire list of outstanding ideas posted on the forum… an enormous task. It takes a special unique programmer to turn a gripe, into a well-documented requirement. Few can do that, and that skill is what Mr. Summerscales brings to the table.
Past Community of Experts Contributor Award Recipients
- 2009: Mark Chitjian (Solve Issue Winner)
- 2009: Phil Barna (Best Overall Contributor)
- 2008: Dave Frank (Best Overall Contributor)