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.
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.
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.
Rhonda Laughlin – Senior Software Consultant
Rhonda Laughlin has over 30 years of experience with the Illinois Department of Transportation. Her vast background in all aspects of leading, implementing and overseeing CADD operations allows her the expertise to assist with a wide range of CAD management, implementation, support and operation services.
Rhonda started her career overseeing construction inspection for the Bureau of Construction for the Illinois Department of Transportation. Her responsibilities quickly grew to include the drafting of highway and structural design drawings for bridge plans and becoming a lead CADD operator.
As Rhonda’s expansive career with the Transportation Department progressed she took on the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of the CADD system data, coordinated technology implementation and was responsible for the support of the engineering applications and systems including ProjectWise software.
Rhonda’s expertise in CADD is accompanied by knowledge and proficiency of MicroStation, GEOPAK, ProjectWise and ArcGIS Desktop.
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.
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.
Jessica Scheidler – Operations Manager
As Operations Manager, Jessica Scheidler is in charge of making sure everything that happens behind the scenes at EnvisionCAD runs smoothly and efficiently.
Jessica comes to EnvisionCAD from Filene Research Institute in Madison, WI. As membership and development manager, she secured donations to ensure cooperative finance institutions maximized the nonprofit’s research, innovation, and impact programs. Prior to that, she managed a comprehensive stewardship and recognition program, and oversaw grants and fundraising events as part of Overture Center for the Arts’ development team. Jessica has also been the assistant director of the Wausau Center for the Visual Arts and coordinator for the Wausau Festival of Arts.
When Jessica’s not working, she’s spending time with her husband and son, enjoys good eats, art, decorating and anything outdoors.