Levitekies

David Cramer

Co-Founder

Director, Business Development

Masters of Science, Mechanical Eng.- WSU

David's 20+ years of experience in Mechanical Engineering, CAD, and Software Development enabled him to design and implement Virtual Reality, CAD translation, Design Automation, Business Process Automation, System Integration, and Data Migration solutions. Over the years, David has designed hundreds of migrations. His experience plays a crucial role in identifying and mitigating risk during scoping. His guidance during discovery phases ensures that the best migration strategies are selected and clearly communicated. Additionally, he interfaces directly with the software and services teams to collect feedback and metrics, creating a feedback loop for constant process refinement.

 

"Rishi and I had a vision of creating a solution-oriented company dedicated to solving real-world problems. We have achieved a better understanding of our customer's and partner's needs; this understanding has guided us to be more focused on enabling our delivery team than ever before. I think what I enjoy most about Levitek is my relationships with our customers, partners, and employees. I strive to create a family-oriented company that solves challenging problems in a fun atmosphere. I am confident about the growth trajectory we are on; it is sustainable and well-paced. We continue to absorb and develop new talent and technologies. It has been an excellent journey so far, and I am excited about the future."

Hrishikesh (Rishi) Joshi

Co-Founder

Director, Professional Services

Masters of Science, Mechanical Eng.- WSU

Bachelors in Mech. Eng. Pune- India

Rishi spent the initial years of his 18+ years career in product development for CAD and Virtual Reality, managing numerous projects for various clients in the design manufacturing industry. He oversees a delivery team dedicated to developing complex migration solutions. At Levitek he splits his time primarily between project management and product development. He especially enjoys brainstorming on strategic planning, developing new business models and offerings to help drive growth at Levitek. Rishi has led over 75 Data Migration projects from kick-off through completion, and hence he is able to identify risks early in projects and advises during the scoping and design phases of migrations. He also works as a Migration Lead and guides a team of migration specialists performing complex migrations into PDM Professional.  

 

"A causal discussion between David and me lead us to- 'Explore. Dream. Discover.' We realized that logic is limiting, but unconventional ideas can change things. Levitek became a mandatory journey to take for us. Our combined passion, strengths, and skills have grown immensely since. Levitek is a performance-driven organization that puts work ethic at the forefront, and Levitekies are the go-getters. Diversity, Efficiency, and Transparency set Levitek apart. There is a thin line between being visionary and delusional. Personally, Levitek has proved that I have it in me, and it happened at the right time in my career."

Frank Taylor

Principal Consultant

Master of Science, Mechanical Eng.- WSU

With 18+ years of experience in product development and enterprise software systems, Frank's passion for delivering quality solutions and ability to adapt to ever-changing requirements makes him an asset to our technical solutions team. In his 3+ years tenure at Levitek, his primary focus has been to enable local design and manufacturing businesses to thrive using available technologies. His in-depth knowledge of Windchill and Creo enables him to solve many of the most challenging Windchill migration problems.

 

"Joining Levitek has been a fantastic journey with respected colleagues who really have a clear vision of how industry needs can be met using our specialized skill sets. We are constantly growing both in terms of what we offer and whom we serve. Our priorities align with our values - delivering quality solutions that meet our customers' needs in a timely manner. A key element in delivering quality products is maintaining high standards for how we treat our customers and our team members. It requires a careful combination of high expectations and the willingness to learn from our mistakes. Aggressively taking on new challenges, optimism that the right solution will be delivered, and the tempering force of pragmatism shape our outcomes. When I'm not doing Levitek things, I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy hiking and paddling in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Charles DeChenne

Software Architect

Master of Science, Mechanical Eng.- WSU

The depth of knowledge required to develop software is so staggering and extensive that there are very few people capable of delivering real-world solutions in an above-average capacity. When you add his 18+ years' experience and creativity to his extensive knowledge, it is clear why Charles simply excels. As an end-user, a developer, and an architect, he has the rare ability to understand the users' needs and, with little oversight, design, develop, and refine a solution that is easy to use, functional, extendable, and aesthetic. His solutions embody the Levitek software development principles: to enable our end-users to solve complex problems quickly by providing easy-to-learn and use solutions.

 

"David and Rishi form a unique team. Together, they can make well-rounded decisions for the company and their clients. The Levitek team is an amazing group of highly talented individuals, and everyone is sensible, thoughtful, and respectful. Everyone's strength creates a composite team that can accomplish just about anything in their field that is placed in front of them. The amount of data that Levitek processes in such a short time frame have challenged me to learn new technologies in many different areas. Contributing to Levitek's growth gives me a great sense of accomplishment that I have helped to create something useful."

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Erin Fink

Principal Consultant

B.A., BFA, University of Utah

Erin has a combined 16 years of experience in the industry and the SOLIDWORKS reseller channel: supporting, architecting, and implementing PDM and PLM data management solutions. As Principal Consultant for Levitek, Erin works both internally and externally as a project coordinator across various data management-related projects. Additionally, he works as a solutions architect, scoping, quoting, and designing projects for new and returning customers. From a background as a PLM implementation specialist and product manager, he brings profound product knowledge to bear and a remarkable aptitude for helping Levitek's customers adopt and use their systems to the most significant possible effect with simple, practical, and repeatable solutions.

 

"Working for Levitek has been a great adventure. We have a tight-knit team that spans the globe and makes the impossible a reality. We also take the time to reanalyze and develop critical IP after each project we complete in terms of knowledge and software development to pay those advancements forward towards future projects and successes. So we strive to not only make the impossible possible but also make it repeatable."

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Rupali Joshi

Principal, Business Operations Strategist

Executive MBA - WSU

Bachelor of Architecture,

Sir J. J. College of Architecture, India

Rupali is a licensed Architect in India, where, before moving to the US in 2006, she operated a successful design studio. She has continued to develop her creative venture in the US as well. Given her professional domain in Architecture and being an entrepreneur herself, her management skills, vigilance, and inventive methods to get the job done have accelerated Levitek's growth. Rupali's professional and methodical approach has influenced and improved Levitek since its inception. At Levitek, she assists, enables, supports, and designs a direct-to-market business strategy. Develop new processes to keep company culture strong. Rupali also creates employee growth initiatives, leads brand-building activities, and oversees company operations both in the US and India.

"Since inception in Oct' 2015, 'Levitekies' have been tested thoroughly while achieving milestones, delivering projects, and launching initiatives. The progress so far is an outcome of the commitment, vigor, and passion we all share as a team. Professional ethics and personal values shared across the company form the bedrock of Levitek's culture. Personally, Levitek has provided me with an opportunity to apply my skills and build an exciting new career that allows me to explore newer skillsets. I love my work, but nothing satisfies me more than being a mother and raising a family. I also enjoy participating in community service and believe in personal growth through exploration of various avenues, as an individual or with friends and family."

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Chandrashekhar Raut

Principal PLM Consultant

M.Tech in Software Systems

Bachelor of Engineering, IT

University of Mumbai - India

Shekhar is a software engineer with extensive experience in the PLM ecosystem for manufacturing and Hi-Tech industries. As a Windchill PLM expert, he deals with complex Windchill implementations, upgrades, migrations and integrations. Through the years, his application, and data analysis skills have enabled him to gain expertise in multiple PLM/PDM systems. He leads the development effort for Levitek’s Windchill loaders.

 

"Believing in their team, giving them confidence about their abilities and trusting them with complex tasks. Efforts are always valued & well appreciated. Professional growth at Levitek is boundless, and the work culture is very inspiring. Everyone is passionate about the kind of work and the way it is done at Levitek. I am very excited, and I truly believe in Levitek's vision. I'm committed to accomplishing goals set forth and beyond. In my free time, I like to take ample rest, party, learn about the history and stay informed about various innovations."

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Anil Kumar Dometi

Principal PDM Consultant

Master of Science, Process Engineering

University of Stuttgart - Germany

Anil has over 12 years of experience in supporting engineering software, especially the SOLIDWORKS PDM suite. Being an expert in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, Anil has been helping SOLIDWORKS customers complete successful implementations, customizations, and migrations. Before joining Levitek, he has around ten years of work experience with Dassault Systems.

 

"Transparency amongst the team, search for an innovative solution, freedom to think and share ideas makes Levitek a unique place to work. Being part of such a focused and talented team provides me with a chance to explore new opportunities and take on more responsibilities. It enables me to start my workday with enthusiasm and gives me immense work satisfaction when projects are delivered with perfection. I strive to maintain integrity at work, and I'm committed to constantly improving my skills. I enjoy traveling and my family time."

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Brandon Ackerman

PDM Consultant

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Brigham Young University.

Brandon graduated with an emphasis on computer programming. At Levitek, he acts as the primary migration resource for migrations into PDM Professional and as a technical resource for migrations into Windchill. He has performed 60+ migrations into PDM Professional and has shown that he is a motivated problem solver. He has also developed utilities that can be used to improve error resolution during PDM migrations.

 

"When I started with Levitek in June of 2016, the company was new (though David and Rishi had been doing data migrations for years before they started Levitek). It has steadily grown since then, and so has our team. We are encouraged to solve problems in creative ways and to help our customers feel their concerns matter to us. Levitek employees are also encouraged to maintain a healthy work-life balance, which is one of the reasons I was interested in working here. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing basketball, golfing, and going to movies."

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Bharat Chavanke

PLM Consultant

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Eng. 

Pune University - India

Bharat's primary focus throughout his career has been to resolve critical issues and deliver smart solutions that meet user and organization requirements. He has over six years of experience in developing, customizing, implementing, and supporting PLM and CAD solutions for tier 1 organizations. His OEM industry experience enables him to relate to customers and recommend new solutions to their business processes.

 

"I joined Levitek in early 2019, and since I am enjoying the work environment. The management is very supportive and friendly. Leadership is best and a driving force. I like to focus on my projects and deliver positive results while exploring new ways to find effective solutions. Apart from constantly evolving on the professional front, I enjoy reading in my personal time and like to travel new places and play various sports."

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Arindam Bhowmik

PLM Consultant

B. Tech Mechanical Eng.- India

Arindam has 6+ years of experience in Mechanical engineering design and CAD data management, especially SOLIDWORKS PDM suit enabled him to implement and support SOLIDWORKS Customers for successful implementation, customization and migration. Arindam’s primary focus at Levitek is to ensure all SOLIDWORKS PDM data migration projects get completed successfully with proper validation and minimum to zero error. His experience plays a crucial role in identifying issues that may come in migrating data to SOLIDWORKS PDM at the initial stage.

 

“Being a part of Levitek is a great privilege for me. Everyone here at Levitek is very passionate about their work, and being a part of this team, I believe that this is the right place for boundless professional growth. The best part of being a Levitekie is that I always learn something new and have received enormous encouragement and support from my highly skilled team while delivering projects and performing complex tasks. I am cherishing this phase of my career as I have gained much knowledge in a short period, and my work experience here has been very satisfying. I am grateful to Levitek for laying an outstanding career path ahead of me enriched with knowledge and skillful learning.”

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Kaustubh Upare

Data Migration Specialist

Master of Computers Application

Pune University - India

Kaustubh's primary focus at Levitek is to execute data migration tasks. During this process, he studies and implements customer requirements, solves challenging problems, and communicates his results to the customer and the technical team. Prior to joining Levitek, he interned as a web designer. During this time, he made dynamic, responsive websites and worked with MySQL and MSSQL databases.

"A vibrant workplace that encourages professional growth. An extremely talented and solution-driven team that supports me whenever necessary. Challenging projects and focus on persistently improved results provides me with a much-needed learning environment to boost my career."

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Christopher Perry

Data Migration Engineer

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Eng. - WSU

Christopher graduated from Washington State University in 2020 with his degree in Mechanical Engineering. At Levitek, his primary focus is performing data extractions, transformations, and imports into various data management systems. Before joining Levitek, he interned as a Design Engineer in the aerospace industry. He gained experience with different CAD software such as SolidWorks, CATIA, NX, and AutoDesk 3DS MAX during this time.

“Levitek is a fantastic workplace that promotes professional growth and continued education. There are always opportunities to learn a new skill or challenge my problem-solving abilities. I appreciate the friendly and supportive nature of the entire team. Outside of work, I enjoy playing guitar, hiking, and working on miscellaneous projects on my car or around the house.”  

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John Favaro

Internship

April 2018 to April 2019

"My internship at Levitek has proven to be one of the most challenging and rewarding accomplishments that I have faced in my young career. Working with the close-knit team both in-person as well as virtually has expanded my professional communication and other soft skills exponentially. My technical knowledge, problem-solving, debugging, and analytical skills have significantly grown with the help of everyone here at Levitek. Not many employees, especially interns, have the opportunity to work directly with the founders of a company, and I feel like I learned an incredible amount from each and every one of you. Even though the work at times was difficult, I never felt like I was alone in it and knew I could turn to anyone in the company for help, which is a great feeling. From day one, everyone here at Levitek made me feel like I was a part of the team, and that gave me a great deal of confidence, assurance, and stability. With that said, I will always be grateful for this opportunity and will take with me all the knowledge and practices I have gained over this past year. I would recommend an internship at Levitek to anyone even remotely interested in the work we do here."

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Jacob Brown

Data Migration Engineer

January 2018 to July 2020

“There is a deep friendship rooted in the foundation of this company.  This speaks of trust and understanding between coworkers and friends.  It’s a great feeling to work with talented individuals, who are quick to share a smile. Levitek is bright with possibilities and the growing technical capabilities of the company is exciting to behold. Working with sensitive data helps our team strive to become ethically and morally aware."