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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 ensure 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.”

Co-Founder

Director, Business Development

2000 Masters of Science, Mechanical Eng.

Washington State University, Pullman - USA

David Cramer

Rishi spent 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 me and David 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 has 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 sets Levitek apart. There is a thin line between being a visionary and delusional. Personally, Levitek has proved that I have it in me and it happened at the right time in my career.”

Co-Founder

Director, Professional Services

2006 Masters of Science, Mechanical Eng.

Washington State University, Pullman - USA

Hrishikesh (Rishi) Joshi

With 18+ years’ 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 who 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 product 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.”

Principal Consultant

2001 Master of Science, Mechanical Eng.

Washington State University, Pullman - USA

Frank Taylor

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 has 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.”

Software Architect

2003 Master of Science, Mechanical Eng.

Washington State University, Pullman - USA

Charles DeChenne

Rupali is a licensed Architect in India where, prior to 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 has accelerated Levitek’s growth. Rupali’s professional and methodical approach has influenced and improved Levitek since its inception. At Levitek, she leads and guides office administration, human resource, financial and branding related activities, both locally and overseas.

 

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.

Operations Manager

1999 Bachelor of Architecture,

Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai - India

Rupali Joshi

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.

 

I find the Levitek leadership dynamic and encouraging. They believe in their team, giving them the 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 accomplish goals set forth and beyond. In my free time, I like to take ample rest, party, learn about history and stay informed about various innovations."

Principal PLM Consultant

2010 Bachelor of Engineering, IT

University of Mumbai - India

Chandrashekhar Raut

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 10 years work experience with Dassault Systemes.

 

“Transparency amongst the team, search for 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 work day with enthusiasm and gives me an 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 travelling and my family time.”

Principal PDM Consultant

2005 Master of Science, Process Engineering

University of Stuttgart - Germany

Anil Kumar Dometi

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 30+ 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.”

Sr. Migration Specialist

2015 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Brigham Young University, Idaho - USA

Brandon Ackerman

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 6 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.”

PLM Consultant

2012 Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Eng. 

Pune University - India

Bharat Chavanke

Jacob majored in Computer Science with focus in visualizing data beyond three dimensions. Prior to joining Levitek in Jan 2018, he was an intern at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, where he built risk detection software for zoonotic diseases and was a Computer Science tutor for two years. At Levitek, he focuses on building custom applications and extracting data tailored to the customers’ requirements. 

“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. I want to get exposure to as many databases as possible.  Working with sensitive data helps our team strive to become ethically and morally aware. A few things I love to do, are charity races, play Dungeons and Dragons and work on one of the books I’m writing.”

Data Migration Engineer

2016 Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Central Washington University - USA

2017 Master of Science, Computational Science

Central Washington University - USA

Jacob Brown

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. 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.”

Jr. Application Engineer

2016 Master of Computers Application

Pune University - India

2013 Bachelor of Computers Application

BMCC, Pune University- India

Kaustubh Upare

“ 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."

Internship

April 2018 to April 2019

John Favaro