Our Staff

Ron Brys

Ronald J. Brys, R.L.S. – President

Mr. Brys is the founder and president of the consulting and training firm EnvisionCAD. He is an experienced Land Surveyor, designer, and CADD system administrator.

He has specialized in the software MicroStation & InRoads from Bentley Systems, Inc. He provides configuration, development, implementation and instruction for the software. His experience with the application of the software for engineering firms is invaluable in the instruction and ultimate use in a productive manner.

He received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Madison Area Technical College and became a licensed Land Surveyor in 1981. Mr. Brys instructs classes for the InRoads suite of products including InRoads (roadway/site design) and InRoads Survey (survey data collection and processing). He also instructs classes ranging from MicroStation Basics to advanced applications such as 3D modeling and visualization.

He has nearly three decades of experience in the management of data for civil engineering design and construction projects ranging from airport development, urban infrastructure design, to environmental sites and facilities.

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Robert B. Mecham – CADD Applications Manager

Mr. Mecham joined the training and consulting firm EnvisionCAD in 2000 and became a partner in June of 2002.

He has specialized in the software MicroStation & InRoads from Bentley Systems, Inc. Mr. Mecham is an industry expert in the implementation, configuration, development, and customization of the two software applications MicroStation and InRoads.

He received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Madison Area Technical College in 1992. Mr. Mecham instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced productivity. He has extensive experience using, implementing, and instructing both InRoads Survey and InRoads Site Design.

Mr. Mecham has over a decade of experience in the use, implementation, and management of software and CADD systems. He has worked for a wide range of organizations providing services from general survey and engineering services to specific applications such as landfills and site design.

Rodney Wing – Senior Systems Analyst

Mr. Wing joined EnvisionCAD in March 2007. He has nearly three decades of experience working in the CADD industry.

He led the IT evaluations of Bentley InRoads and AutoDesk Civil 3D at Wisconsin DOT in their overall CAiCE replacement evaluation. He also led the MicroStation V7 to V8 upgrade effort at Wisconsin DOT which included updating not only the CADD standards to accommodate the changes in the file format but also updating legacy MDL and macros to work in the new environment.

Mr. Wing received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Cartography and a Master of Science in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University. He instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced applications.

Mr. Wing has extensive experience in CADD as well as the areas of GIS, cartography, plotting, scanning, raster editing/manipulation, publishing, and file/data translations. In all of these areas he has produced custom tools and developed workflows to enhance productivity between diverse sets of applications.

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Robert Garrett – Senior Software Consultant

Robert has over 25 years experience as a practicing engineer and is licensed in the State of Tennessee. After graduating from Tennessee Technological University, Robert worked for the Mississippi State Highway Department, Bridge Design Division. Then he spent 12 years with the Tennessee Department of Transportation in the Roadway Design Office and later served as Regional Manager in the Design Survey Office.

From 2000 to 2006, Robert worked for Robert G Campbell and Associates in Knoxville, TN where responsibilities included roadway, site and utilities design projects.

Joining Bentley Systems in March 2006, Robert wrote specifications & documentation for software development. Duties includeded testing, customer feedback and insuring the products met the needs of the civil engineering user base. He also developed training material for education both internally to Bentley and for outside organizations. He served as Product Manager for Utilities Products, including the new OpenRoads Subsurface Utilities Design and Analysis software. Robert also provided guidance and implementation services for new technologies.

He is a frequent presenter and trainer at user conferences.

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Eric J.P. Gates – Senior CAD Specialist

Mr. Gates joined the EnvisionCAD team in March 2012 to provide Civil3D and Autodesk Infrastructure software consulting, management and production assistance.

He has specialized in the Autodesk Infrastructure software Civil 3D. Mr. Gates provides expertise in the configuration, development, implementation, management and custom workflow integrations for the software.

Mr. Gates’ education concentration has been in design technologies. As a Civil CAD Manager he led the designing and implementing of all of the CADD software procedures and standards, including preparing teaching materials and training all in-house engineering staff Autodesk software up through AutoCAD 2012 and Civil 3D. As a Civil Designer he has an excellent grasp of three dimensions and strives to understand each project as a whole and as a sum of parts.

Mr. Gates has nearly two decades of experience in the development and management of data for civil engineering design and construction projects ranging from roadway development, urban infrastructure, to oil and mining sites and facilities.

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Bryan Sullivan – CAD Specialist

Mr. Sullivan joined the EnvisionCAD team in October 2013 to provide a variety of CAD Management services. As a CAD Technician, Mr. Sullivan provides expertise in AutoCAD and Civil 3D production, support and development services. He has been using AutoCAD and Autodesk products since 1998. He has used his knowledge of CAD software and internet technology to provide drafting and design support and CAD management services for engineering firms and design-build contractors.

He has training in mechanical design and has gained experience in the civil, environmental, and structural engineering fields while working on a variety of projects for state, municipal, and private clients. His project history includes 2D and 3D CAD modeling of water works and wastewater systems, transportation systems, floodplain and storm water management design, landfill design and operation, earth retention design, deep foundation systems and much more.

Mr. Sullivan is skilled in creating plans and documentation for the entire engineering process as it evolves from the initial survey and design, on to the permit process, through the creation of engineering plan sets, cycling through changes made during bid preparation and review, and finally ending with construction and as-built drawings. He is an avid researcher and has never been reluctant to leverage a new technology or evaluate a new solution in order to solve an engineering or production issue.

 

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Ben Johnson – CAD Specialist

Mr. Johnson has been using Autodesk products since 1994 starting with AutoCAD release 9, and he started using Autodesk Civil 3D with version 2008. He is a Certified Drafter by the American Design and Drafting Association, and has been a CAD specialist in a number of industries including blow-molding design and aerospace engineering, as well as civil and environmental engineering in the fields of river restoration and agricultural engineering.

Ben has project experience in field surveying and data collection using Total Station and RTK GPS collection systems. He has experience in field surveying, construction stakeouts, and as-built surveying and documentation. He has been a team member on projects involving storm water design systems, floodplain management, wastewater management systems, earthwork volume estimates and cost estimates, grading and construction plans and details, and rendering and visualization for marketing. In addition, Ben has experience in GIS technology using ESRI ArcGIS software, and has experience converting and using data between CAD and GIS software.

Mr. Johnson has received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon with a double major in Environmental Science and Geography (GIS focus) Ben has also received an Associate of Applied Science from Clinton Iowa Community College with a focus in Technical Drafting and Design.

Mr. Johnson has been an integral part of many projects from the initial field survey to final design drawings and documentation for engineering firms. He has also provided CAD management services for two companies which involved creating company standards and templates as well as training engineers on using Civil 3D software.

 

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Amy Swenson – Administrative Assistant

Amy joined our EnvisionCAD team in October 2014. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She brings sales & marketing, customer service, and training experience from her retail management work with Lands’ End. After that she was an Account Representative for a database company where she further developed her account management skills set. And during her time at home with her children she took on various leadership roles in volunteer organizations.

She handles our office management duties as well as assisting with preparing written documents, managing customer orders, and bookkeeping. She ran the 2015 Boston Marathon and continues with her plans to go back there for another race!

 

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