Don B
Global rank:
3,445 / 23,954
Skill pts: 5
My name is Don Benoit, owner of Apex CAD Services LLC. I have had a passion for mechanical design since a young age. I am a career machinist as a CNC Programmer but through some fortunate relationships have been able to do design work on the side for most of my career. I am currently employed as a Mold Designer.
I am proficient in multiple CAD/CAM packages. I have been using Solidworks for 20 years. Working with customers on part design is one of my biggest pleasures. Nothing compares to bringing someones vision to life for them. With 30 years in the Tool and Die industry you can be assured you part will be mold-able. I believe communication is key on any project, no matter the scope, and treat each client as a team member working toward a common goal. I look forward to servicing your CAD needs.

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Experience

  • Mold Designer Banner Mold and Die Jun 2018 – Present 1 yrs 2 mos Leominster, MA, USA Responsible for all mold design. Occasionally working with customers on part design as well.
  • Tooling Engineer / Foreman / CNC Programmer/Lead Built-Rite Tool & Die Jun 2007 – Jun 2018 11 yrs Lancaster, MA, USA Performed multiple duties over the years. Oversaw day to day operation of the shop floor. Responsible for programming and scheduling of CNC Dept. Responsible for electrode design and at times EDM work. Develop and maintain proper work and safety procedures.
  • Tool Room Manager F & M Tool & Plastics May 2005 – May 2007 2 yrs Leominster, MA, USA Oversaw creation and development of Tool Room for a former employer whose business had recently parted ways with their tool room division. Responsible for all activities in the tool room as well as Part and Mold Design, CNC Programming and Operation, ordering and customer communication.
  • CNC Programmer Built-Rite Tool & Die Jun 2000 – Jun 2005 5 yrs Lancaster, MA, USA Responsible for all CNC Programming as well as electrode design.
  • CNC Programmer/Lead F & M Tool & Die Jun 1992 – Sep 1999 7 yrs 3 mos Leominster, MA, USA Worked my way up from drilling water lines to Lead CNC. Started in the CNC dept. after about a year and was programming within a year of that.

Other experience

  • Part and Mold Design Throughout my career I have done design work at home as a side business.
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Location

Fitchburg, MA, United States