Ryan Weekes - President
On our CAM-TOOL CAD/CAM Software team, Ryan stands out as a visionary leader whose career is a narrative of relentless pursuit of excellence in the manufacturing industry. His journey began in 2002, within the walls of a subcontract machine shop, where Ryan's early engagement with CAM-TOOL CAD/CAM Software set the stage for a distinguished career. Specializing in hard milling for the Mold and Die industry, he quickly became known for his work across various sectors, demonstrating a rare ability to adapt and excel in diverse manufacturing environments.
Ryan's ascent from a skilled machinist to a strategic management role is a testament to his innovative thinking and dedication to efficiency. A pioneer in leveraging CAM-TOOL's built-in templates, Ryan spearheaded initiatives to automate programming processes, significantly enhancing productivity and setting new industry standards for automation.
His entrepreneurial spirit and expertise led him to oversee the establishment of a manufacturing facility dedicated to serving the oil and gas industry. Here, Ryan further honed his skills in utilizing cutting-edge technology in turning and mill-turn machines, reinforcing his reputation as a forward-thinking professional in the manufacturing sector.
In 2013, Ryan embraced the challenge of reorganizing the CNC department for one of the largest Mold builders in North America. Under his leadership, the department saw a revolution in efficiency and quality, introducing automated machining cells with robots for unattended part loading, ensuring continuous operation and maximizing machine uptime.
Today, as President of CGS North America, Ryan's influence extends beyond the operational aspects of the company. He is deeply committed to expanding the knowledge base of CAM-TOOL customers, aiming to enhance their efficiency through education on the latest manufacturing trends and CAM-TOOL's innovative features. Ryan's dedication to sharing his expertise is evident in his active participation in industry events and trade shows across the country, where he is a sought-after speaker for his insights into manufacturing technology and efficiency optimization.
Ryan's contributions to the field have not gone unnoticed, with his thought leadership published in esteemed industry publications such as Mold Making Technology Magazine and Modern Machine Shop. His vision for the future of manufacturing, combined with a practical approach to technology adoption and process improvement, continues to inspire and influence the industry.
At CGS North America, we are proud to have Ryan at the helm, leading by example and driving the continuous evolution of our CAM-TOOL CAD/CAM Software solutions. His journey is a beacon of innovation, efficiency, and unwavering commitment to excellence in the manufacturing industry.