Meet the team.

For more than 20 years, the Acuity team has helped our customers improve the efficiency, effectiveness and ease-of-use of their Siemens PLM software. We’re a family at heart with a start-up spirit, and we’re constantly looking to connect with forward-thinking companies ready to grow. 

Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens

President, Owner

Working his way up from a sales rep position almost 20 years ago, Paul is now the president of Acuity, and has overseen its growth through decades of industry shifts. Today, he manages our expert team, emphasizing focus, quick response, genuine care for clients and a great sense of humor in his staff. He’s also our big-picture thinker, helping guide the company into the future with sound strategy and a growth-mindset for ourselves and our customers.

Beyond running the business, Paul is a devoted father of four who enjoys weekends crabbing at the coast, taking on insurmountable challenges with friends, international travel and happy hour. 

Joe Stevens

Joe Stevens

VP Operations

Paul’s twin brother Joe (yes, they work great together) joined Acuity in 2011 when the team was looking for an operational boost. Since then, Joe has acted as a partner in the business, managing the day-to-day details and establishing streamlined back-end operations that allow Acuity to be as responsive and agile as possible.

When he’s not crunching the numbers, Joe spends quality time with his wife and dogs and pursues his passion for travel. 

Brian Garcia

Brian Garcia

Sr. Application Engineer — Midwest Region (NX CAD, Teamcenter, I-DEAS)

With more than 17 years on the Acuity team, Brian guides customers in PLM deployments, providing change management consulting, PLM selections, requirements definitions, and program management. He is a Siemens Certified Professional on I-DEAS/TDM to NX/Teamcenter migrations, as well as a Siemens Certified Professional on Teamcenter. He has general knowledge on mechanical engineering product design specializing in plastics engineering. Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in November 1996 from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.

When he’s not leading our Midwest office in Michigan, you can find Brian with friends and family trying to build community by discovering good local food, beverages and live music — or at the farmer’s market where you can find all three. 

EXPERIENCE

I-DEAS user and administrator since 1994
NX CAD user and administrator since 2005
Teamcenter user since 2005
Solid Edge user since 2002
SolidWorks user since 2006
Pat Kennedy

Pat Kennedy

Sr. Application Engineer — NW Region (NX CAD, Teamcenter, I-DEAS)

Pat brings years of real-world experience to his position at Acuity — and we would know. He departed our team to spend four years on the road, holding positions that furthered his skills in planning, implementing and administering Siemens engineering systems as well as competing products. Now that he’s back, he’s better equipped than ever to help clients navigate their PLM software.

Patrick uses his seven years of design engineering experience in the automotive and consumer products industries to enhance his nearly twelve years of experience in consulting, implementing, training and supporting CAD, CAE and PLM software. This deep PLM experience with I-DEAS TDM and Teamcenter (which includes many successful CAD and PLM migrations) help him better assist companies to implement and leverage NX and Teamcenter to their greatest advantage. Patrick holds a BSME from Seattle University and has been awarded multiple US patents.

Beyond engineering, Pat spends time with his family, mixes sound for live music events, is an executive board member and IT director at a nonprofit, and looks forward to someday having a sports car again.

EXPERIENCE

I-DEAS CAD/CAE user and administrator since 1995
NX CAD user and administrator since 2004
Teamcenter user and administrator since 2005
SolidWorks and EPDM user and administrator 2006-2008
Teamcenter implementer and trainer since 2009
Teamcenter on the cloud (AWS) since 2014
Windows Pro, Windows Server, SQL Server, Dynamics CRM, Desk.com, Salesforce and Office365 Enterprise administration.
Andy Schaefers

Andy Schaefers

Application Engineer (NX CAM, Solid Edge, Post Builder, Post Processors)

Andy hates to admit it, but he’s been in the business for more than a quarter of a century. He’s an expert with NX CAM, has years of CNC programming experience, and also designs for a number of local customers, giving him consistent real-world experience with the software he supports. Andy’s many areas of design and manufacturing expertise include (but are not limited to): Sheet metal, Wax Mold, Molded and Castpart, Injection Mold, EDM Electrode, 5-axis CAM programming and Stress Analysis. Andy graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

EXPERIENCE

NX CAD/CAM user since 2004
Solid Edge user since 1996
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Sarah Majors

Territory Manager — Oregon, California

Covering territories in Oregon and Northern California, Sarah cultivates and maintains relationships with clients big and small, from nimble Bay Area startups to venerable aerospace manufacturers in the Pacific Northwest. A member of the Acuity team for more than 10 years, she’s excited to help companies take the next step in manufacturing and technology.

Outside the office, Sarah loves to spend time with her family. She is a die-hard Beaver football fan and she NEVER misses a home game with her dad. 

Chris Trina

Chris Trina

Account Executive — Western Canada, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Montana

Chris covers a large territory for Acuity, but his expertise in all things account management enables him to make sure that every client gets the level of service and attention they deserve. He also has a deep knowledge of the aerospace industry, a particular highlight for a number of our clients here in the Northwest.

If Chris isn’t at work, he’s somewhere in the forest — running, skiing, fishing, mountain biking or just generally exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. His biggest passion is travelling the world and experiencing different cultures — he’s visited 23 countries and counting.

Lindsay Trina

Lindsay Trina

Marketing Manager

Lindsay is a Swiss Army knife of skill sets, and she thrives in the multifaceted needs of our marketing management. From social media to advertising to events, she navigates the ever-evolving world of marketing with ease.

When she’s not being an ace promoter, you can find her running in Forest Park, watching or playing soccer, or planning her next travel adventure. 

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David Herriot

Application Engineer — Southwest Region (NX CAD, Teamcenter)

David joins Acuity with more than 28 years’ experience in design engineering, including work in PLM services, CAD/PLM training, user support, project management, and advanced design. He has worked with NX and Teamcenter dating back to when McDonnell Douglas was still developing their predecessors UNIGRAPHICS and Infomanager.  He has general knowledge on metallic and composite product design. David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in May, 1989 from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in August, 1994.

Away from work, David enjoys spending time with his wife and their “fur kids”, watching football (mainly college), going to local music venues, traveling, attending local events throughout the Houston area, and utilizing social media to advocate for space exploration.

EXPERIENCE

NX CAD user and administrator since 1991
Teamcenter user since 1991
SolidWorks user since 2017
Catia V5 user since 2004