The CAD Society today announced that Martyn Day is the winner of the 2011 CAD Society Joe Greco Community Award for his achievements as a leader in the CAD editorial community.
Martyn has been in the industry for more than 20 years starting at EDA Ltd., in London, UK., writing, editing and managing Caddesk Magazine, CADD magazine, MicroStation User Europe, AEC Magazine and other publications. During that time he garnered worldwide industry recognition for being honest with his editorial and being one of the best debaters in the CAD industry.
Carl Bass, CEO, Autodesk, says, “Martyn has been a strong and outspoken advocate for the community of users – a curmudgeon with wit who speaks out for what he believes in. I’m very pleased to see this award given to Martyn.”
“Martyn has always impressed me with his insight and unrelenting search for the truth,” said Roopinder Tara, editor of Tenlinks. “In an industry that often mistakes the ordinary with the important, tries to impress with mediocrity, and whose champions hope that whatever was stated last year will not be remembered, there’s Martyn to take them to task.”
In 2008, Martyn co-founded X3Dmedia and launched Develop3D magazine in partnership with Al Dean and other partners – a publication now recognized as one of the industry’s most pervasive and high quality print and online magazines.
“Martyn Day is an aggressive and brilliant advocate for the engineering software user and, unique among his peers, the reseller. His passion for the tools of design and the people who sell them shine through in his writing,” said Randall Newton, of Jon Peddie Research. “Thank God for the Internet, otherwise only Brits would be the beneficiaries of his keen insights. At various times in my career, I have been Martyn Day’s editor, business partner, and competitor. I am grateful he has always been my friend.”
Martyn studied engineering and publishing at Oxford Brookes College and has spent his entire professional career pursuing, commenting and writing on the CAD industries from his U.K. homeland.
The awards will be presented at COFES (Congress On the Future of Engineering Software), this year scheduled for April 14-17 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ. Past winners of this award include: Roopinder Tara, Richard Doyle, Evan Yares, Michael Payne, Sean Dotson, Chris Yessios, and many other respected industry participants.
About The CAD Society
The CAD Society is a not-for-profit industry association with the goal of fostering community and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within the CAD industry including AEC, mechanical, manufacturing, and GIS. The CAD Society is dedicated to creating an informative community and improving the tools its members employ in order to get their jobs done. This is achieved by providing an open forum of communication, which helps to illuminate the practices of industry vendors. It has been a leader in creating interoperability guidelines that encourage software vendors to develop applications that can openly share data.
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