staff

  • Meet Adrian Jensen, MBA, PE, a Senior Application Engineer for Applied CAx. With 12+ years of experience, Adrian specializes in all things Simcenter Femap: geometry modeling, meshing, analysis, post-processing, and programming with the Femap API.

  • Bill ZankeBill Zanke is one of our Senior Account Executives. He can help coordinate your support, onboarding information, and software to help you get the best out of your engineering tools. 

    In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, and diving. 

    You can reach Bill at: (206) 423-4595,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Applied is pleased to introduce Nick Westerfer, a recent addition to our PLM Services Team. A PLM System Engineer, Nick has a background in Management and Information Systems, with over 11 years of experience with PLM.  His specialties include Teamcenter Administration, Upgrades, Implementations, and CAD Integrations. 

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    Applied is pleased to introduce Shamra Zogg, a Teamcenter Administrator on our growing PLM Services team. Shamra assists our customers with first-line technical support for Teamcenter and helps fill in knowledge gaps with user training.

  • Applied is pleased to welcome Michael Grant back to the team. Michael rejoins us as our Design and Manufacturing Services Manager. Michael previously served as our Manufacturing Director on the services side and NX Applications Engineer. An expert in both Siemens NX for Design and NX for Manufacturing (NX CAD/CAM), his primary focus is on increasing product development efficiencies for our Siemens NX customers, with many seeing improvements of 50-80%.

  • Nathan AndersonNathan Anderson, PE, is a Staff Engineer at Predictive Engineering with 8 years of experience. Starting his engineering career as a design engineer for a large equipment manufacturer, he quickly gravitated toward simulation and analysis to solve his engineering challenges. After a couple of years as a design engineer, he joined our team and made the switch to a simulation engineer.

    With his background in industrial equipment, he specializes in stress, vibration and fatigue analysis, as well as design optimization, of large welded structures and industrial equipment such as forestry equipment, logging equipment, lifting hoists, electronics, pressure vessels and off-highway machines.

    Nathan is our Simcenter 3D expert, if you call in needing help with NX Advanced Simulation, you will most likely speak with him. He also dabbles in programming, using code to improve productivity whenever possible. With either the FEMAP API or the .net framework he can help you develop custom automation of Simcenter or NX CAE or even help you develop a standalone application.

     

  • clay hearnClay Hearn, Phd, is Staff Mechanical Engineer at Applied CAx and Predictive Engineering with over 15 years of experience. Clay is our resident CFD expert and gained his initial experience at the Center for Electromechanics (CEM), a self-funded research organization at the University of Texas at Austin. CEM specializes in applications of pulse power, energy storage, and advanced transportation technologies, and as research engineer, Clay worked on a wide variety of programs. Project highlights from this time include free piston linear compressors, fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles, composite flywheel energy storage, and magnetic bearings.

    Prior to joining Predictive Engineering, Clay was Senior Mechanical Engineer for Meggitt - OECO in Milwaukie, OR. OECO provides power generation and power conversion products for aerospace applications. As senior mechanical engineer he was involved in thermal management design and vibration analysis of advanced power conversion products.

    In conjunction with his time at CEM, Clay earned his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His skills include expertise in structural and thermal FEA utilizing ABAQUS, PATRAN, SolidWorks Simulation, COSMOS/M, as well as CFD analysis utilizing SolidWorks Flow Simulation. Clay looks forward to exploring the capabilities of STAR-CCM+, FEMAP and LS-DYNA.