CEO, Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate, Author
Jennifer Herron is the CEO of Action Engineering, a registered Women-Owned Small Business. She serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as chair of the ASME Y14.46 Subcommittee on Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing. Additionally, Ms. Herron is a committee member of ASME Y14.47 Digital Product Definition Data: Model Organization Schema Practices, and ASME Y14.37 Composite Part Drawings. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium. Ms. Herron has extensive experience with hardware design, spacecraft flight hardware mechanisms and structures, large deployed radiators, ground robotics, and spacecraft layout. Ms. Herron regularly gives public seminars and consults on model-based topics and leads in-house CAD based trainings. She is an expert in multiple CAD packages, such as Creo, NX, and SOLIDWORKS. In addition to her involvement on many flight satellite systems, Ms. Herron has designed military robot platforms and has a patent for a snake propulsion mechanism. She is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook, published in 2013.
COO, Professional Engineer
Michelle Nordwald is the COO of Action Engineering. She is a registered professional engineer with technical and consulting expertise focused on project management/coordination, technical and economic analyses, and stakeholder collaboration. Ms. Nordwald is responsible for maintaining business systems, managing client relations, and enhancing Action Engineering’s advancement of Model-Based Definition and Model-Based Engineering across the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, and other product development industries.
Ryan Gelotte is the CTO of Action Engineering. He holds degrees in Plastics Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. His career over the years has included a focus on all aspects of plastic part design and manufacturing, including mold design, as well as expertise of PTC’s various CAD and PLM systems. In fact, Ryan started his career as an Applications Engineer for PTC from 1998-1999 and, over the years, has provided training, support, and consulting services with PTC’s products for several companies. His experience in engineering systems, product design, and manufacturing have been instrumental in preparing him for the many challenges that come with implementing a Model-Based Enterprise. He enjoys the many challenges inherent to the engineering discipline and thrives off of finding new and better ways to accomplish superior results both in engineering and manufacturing operations by defining Model-Based processes.
Kate Hubbard is the Systems Engineer for Action Engineering. Kate began her career with Rolls-Royce Corporation’s engineering leadership development program, where she completed rotations in Electrical Power & Control Systems, Design Engineering, and Performance Engineering in Indianapolis, Indiana and Engineering for Services in Dahlewitz, Germany. Kate returned to the Rockies to join Gates Corporation in Denver, Colorado as a R&D Process Engineer. Her role with the New Technology & Innovation team focused on automated inspection, quality management, and design for manufacturing. Project management consulting for engineering startups brought her to Connects Workspace, where she was introduced to the Action Engineering team. Kate is passionate about continual improvement and looks forward to applying her Six Sigma training to digital enterprise. Kate holds B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Sharon Rowe is the Communications Director for Action Engineering, crafting messaging on the company’s website, social media platforms, press releases, as well as all print and digital outreach. Her career path has been rich and varied including project management, communications, website and digital marketing specialization, and is currently the principal consultant of Combustible Marketing. Sharon has cultivated a unique and diverse set of skills which she now brings to the Action Engineering team.
Consultant, PTC Creo Certified Instructor, Author
Rosemary Astheimer provides consulting services to Action Engineering. She is a 3D CAD expert and MBD CAD instructor. Her in-depth experience with major CAD systems, including CATIA V5, NX, and Creo, filters into her instruction style at Purdue Polytechnic, where she is a Professor of Practice training both undergraduate and industry professionals in CAD design, MBD, PDM, and PLM. While Product Manager for Creo at PTC, she gained both user and software development experience. Ms. Astheimer is an advocate for inspiring young children, especially females, to explore the creative side of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). She is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The ModelCHECK Handbook, published in 2016.