Action Engineering is pleased to announce a new benefit, complimentary expert coaching & follow-up, for attendees of our MBD Using Modern GD&T course.
After a week of live, in-depth GD&T training, your true challenge begins: what’s next for your organization? How will you share your findings with your team, achieve executive buy-in, and create your interoperability roadmap?
We want every student to find success on their MBE journey. That’s why your MBD Using Modern GD&T registration now includes a 30-minute follow-up consultation with an Action Engineering expert, a $150 additional value.
You know your organization’s unique challenges, and so we invite you to connect with the expert who can guide you best:
- Dan Feighery: GD&T Follow-Up and Next Steps, Implementation Roadmap, Supply Chain Readiness
- Jennifer Herron: MBD Standards
- Ryan Gelotte: MBD Tools and Interoperability
- Rhiannon Gallagher: People & Social Science, Communication Strategies, OCM
- Pamela Gillaspie: Agile Coaching
What’s Included with Course Registration?
- Expert instructor-led course over several days with live instruction and hands-on practical exercises, covering the following topics:
- What is MBD/MBE?
- Not Your Grandparents’ GD&T (aka GD&T for the Modern World)
- A More Functional Datum Reference Frame
- Getting Started with Model-Based Definition
- Why MBE?
- Data Packages: Flavors, Buckets, and Bundles
- Where the Rubber Meets the Road
- Trial access to Action Engineering’s OSCAR knowledgebase, including foundational video courses on MBE and MBD.
- 30-minute follow-up consultation with an Action Engineering expert to guide your journey!
- GeoTol Pro for MBD Workbook by GeoTol Inc.
- Additional course materials, including the latest edition of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook by J. B. Herron.
- In-Person Courses – Light breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day.
Meet the Experts
GD&T Follow-Up and Next Steps, Implementation Roadmap, Supply Chain Readiness
Model-Based Definition Trainer
Dan Feighery is an MBD Trainer with Action Engineering. He develops and teaches courses on Geometric Tolerancing for MBD and coaching teams to achieve a Model-Based Enterprise. His career began as a tooling engineer for a Fortune 500 company’s aerospace group where he was exposed to design for manufacturability/assembly and quality control. Prior to coming to Action Engineering, he worked for an emerging leader in impact mitigation and cushioning solutions and served as a change agent and champion of business process improvements. Dan holds a B.S. in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science & Technology with a Management of Technology emphasis. Growing up in a bilingual home, Dan speaks Brazilian Portuguese. When not working, he can be found climbing and volunteering as an instructor with the Colorado Mountain Club.
Founder & CEO
Jennifer Herron is the CEO of Action Engineering, a registered Women-Owned Small Business specializing in guiding organizations through their transformation into a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) using Model-Based Definition (MBD). She serves on the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) Board of Directors, which maintains the QIF and DMIS standards. Ms. Herron has extensive experience with the hardware design for spaceflight and military systems, and as such, is an expert in multiple CAD packages (e.g., Creo, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor). She holds a patent for a snake propulsion mechanism and is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook. Because standards are the lynchpin to a digital transformation, she also serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to write standards that empower all industries to do business differently.
MBD Tools and Interoperability
Ryan Gelotte is the Chief Technology Officer of Action Engineering. He is certified as an ASME Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professional (GDTP) at the 2009 Senior Level. 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.
People & Social Science, Communication Strategies, OCM
Chief Social Scientist
Rhiannon heads the team of social scientists that focuses on the people of the MBE transformation. Our social scientists conduct the analysis, create the plans, and design the communication strategies that help people make the transition to a model-based enterprise. Culture does eat strategy for breakfast, but strategy that includes culture wins the day. Bringing the insights of sociology, psychology, and other social sciences into our MBE coaching is one of the unique ways Action assists customers. Rhiannon began her career in technology, designing online community systems in the early days of the web. After teaching and designing courses on a variety of technical topics, she focused her career on improving the usability of computer applications and websites for industries from medicine to mining. Rhiannon is excited to expand the integration of social science within the MBE implementation coaching services delivered by Action Engineering. She has a BA in Geography and English from Macalester College, a Fulbright Scholarship to University College London, and has done graduate work in Human Factors Engineering.
Pamela Gillaspie is a Social Architect with Action Engineering. Pamela believes that success in any technology space is all about people, from the boardroom to the shop floor. She is our Agile Product Owner coach, helping clients kickstart their MBE transformation, coaching Agile development practices to foster commitment, trust, and actionable steps to help clients meet their MBE goals. She is also instrumental in our Social Science division: facilitating interviews, site visits, communication plans, and training development. Finally, Pamela brings her product management background to the toolset Action Engineering provides its clients. Pamela studied Logic and Computation at Carnegie Mellon University before moving to Colorado. She began her career in Technical Communication, writing software documentation and training materials, and communication became the foundation of her career. She has worked extensively in software development, especially in the field of test automation.