Dedicated to giving you best practices to take back to the shop, ESPRIT World 2019 features talks from ESPRIT's leadership team, industry pros, and machinists and programmers just like you. Learn new tips and tricks to machine more efficiently, and get inspired to take your business higher.
CEO & Co-founder
President & Co-founder
CTO & Executive Vice President
Vice President Americas
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Dan Frayssinet earned a bachelor's degree in math and a master's in mechanical engineering at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquees in Villeurbanne, France. During school, he worked on numerical control and CAM systems before helping to develop ARCADE, one of the earliest computerized CAD systems, in 1977. Dan then took an engineering role at a CAD/CAM company in Chicago, where he met future DP Technology co-founder Paul Ricard. The pair discovered they shared a desire to make a high-quality, user-friendly CAM software and moved to Camarillo, California, where they started DP Technology. In the early days of the company, Dan sold software and hardware using a phone booth as his office. Today, DP Technology has 13 offices worldwide, and Dan focuses his time on strategy, company vision and major partnerships with machine tool builders.
President & Co-founder, DP Technology
After graduating from engineering school and pursuing an MBA with a marketing emphasis, Paul Ricard took an internship at a small software startup in Lyon, France. The internship turned into a two-year support engineering job and a transfer to the company's Chicago office, where he met his eventual DP Technology co-founder, Dan Frayssinet. Convinced that they could develop an interactive, automated and easy-to-use CAM software, Dan and Paul moved to Camarillo, California, and founded DP Technology in 1982. Their roles evolved naturally over time, with Paul taking the title of president along with responsibility for company operations. Today, Paul also serves on the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) board of directors, appointed in 2015 to bring a vital software-technology perspective to the organization.
CTO & Executive Vice President, DP Technology
Chuck Mathews, executive VP and CTO of DP Technology, is a 33-year industry veteran with a background in machining, software development, mechanical engineering and marketing, who contributes his passion and vision to DP Technology's management team.
Vice President Americas, DP Technology
Don Davies is the vice president for the Americas and vice president of applications engineering at DP Technology. He has worked at DP Technology for 32 years, previously holding the roles of national applications manager and director of sales for North and South America. Davies serves on the Global Marketing & Sales Committee and Strategic Direction Committee for the Association for Manufacturing Technology, and previously served for three years on the Okuma THINC Partner Council.