Jeff Ray, former CEO of SolidWorks Corp, opened up SolidWorks World 2011. He profiled several companies that were involved in the rescue of the Chilean miners. The common thread for each those companies is the fact that they design their products with SolidWorks. Schramm produces drill rigs, including the drilling of the first hole that found the miners. Center Rock Inc made the drill bits used in the rescue operation. Oakley provided special sunglasses to protect the miners’ retinas when they first come up from the mines.
Bertrand Sicot then came on stage to thank Jeff Ray for his 7 1/2 years of service to SolidWorks.