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Ric Hotchkiss

Position: Principal Methodology Engineer


MS Industrial Design, Ohio State University

BS Industrial Design, Ohio State University



Design Automation Associates (6 years) 

Ric joined DAA in 2009 as a Principal Methodology Engineer. His primary responsibilities include the design and production of large scale KBE applications, the creation of targeted checkers and procedures for NX validation tools, and the development, enhancement and delivery of custom and advanced training for Knowledge Fusion and Check-Mate users.


Siemens PLM, UGS PLM, and SDRC (15 years)

Ric has a wealth of experience in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) / Mechanical Design Automation (MDA), Digital Product Development (DPD), Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Computer Aided Industrial Design (CAID). He has a unique background with diverse abilities in industrial design, advanced surface modeling, reverse engineering, design validation, custom application programming, CAD support, training and demonstration development and delivery, user interface design, computer programming, and software tools development.