Javelin provides “elite” expertise in SOLIDWORKS training and technical support

Article by Karen Majerly updated September 7, 2017


Elite AE SOLIDWORKS designation awarded to best of the best. Javelin is known across Canada as a leading provider of SOLIDWORKS software and solutions, as well as its dedication to training and supporting customers. This commitment to professional development begins at home – Javelin’s 100 employees have 655 certifications among them.

If we’re talking technical expertise, the best of the best is the SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer. Elite AEs have top knowledge and skills in the entire portfolio of SOLIDWORKS products and at least seven product certifications.

The Javelin engineers most recently awarded Elite status are: Scott Durksen and Andrew Lidstone, both part of Javelin’s Dartmouth, Nova Scotia team; and Siavash Khajehhasani, based in Oakville, Ontario. They join another member of the Javelin team who have achieved this impressive designation; Alin Vargatu.

SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer

SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer (Left to Right) Andrew Lidstone, Scott Durksen, Siavash Khajehhasani

Scott says being recognized with Elite AE status is rewarding, given the time he devoted to studying the different SOLIDWORKS products and writing so many exams.

“It was a personal goal for me to increase my proficiency in the various SOLIDWORKS products,” he says. “SOLIDWORKS has created so many specialized products to help their customers. I’ve gained more insight into the range of industries that use SOLIDWORKS and widened my knowledge of the software.”

He also appreciates Javelin’s support of his efforts.

“It shows that Javelin is willing to invest in their employees to pursue further learning that will in turn be beneficial for our customers.”

Javelin’s technical support manager Adam Harte-Maxwell agrees. He says customers who work with Elite AEs should know they are working with the best people – and resellers – that SOLIDWORKS has to offer.

“It’s called ‘elite’ for good reason,” he says. “Achieving Elite status is no easy task. It has strict qualifiers that require years of work to obtain the required experience, community engagement, and professional certifications.”

Derryl Caillemer leads Javelin’s training team and says she is proud of the talented instructors and consultants Javelin offers its customers.

“We have talent that is recognized in our community as exceptional. It takes dedication and commitment, some of it personal time, to get to Elite status. Javelin has 37 people who have achieved SOLIDWORKS Expert or Elite designations. Those efforts are to be admired.”

If you are interested in advancing your work and career by pursuing certifications of your own, visit javelin-tech.com/main/training/certification.htm. There are eight different qualifications available for SOLIDWORKS certification, including Associate and ProfessionalSheet MetalWeldmentsSurfacingMoldFEA, and SOLIDWORKS Expert.



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Karen Majerly

Karen Majerly is a communications specialist who helps remarkable people tell rich stories. She has been working with the TriMech Group of companies since 2013.