This past Wednesday customers, vendors, and friends of PADT gathered at our new Littleton, Colorado office for the third and final open house for 2013. It was definitely a little cold outside, but that did not keep people away from some good discussions, beverages, and a chance to meet other people in the area who are interested in the sort of things that PADT does: simulation, product development, and rapid prototyping.
We were fortunate to have Debbie Brinkman, the mayor of Littleton, and several council members in attendance along with representatives from the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Space Business Roundtable.
Besides the chance to socialize, the highlights of the evening were the ribbon cutting ceremony and the tour of PADT’s new office. As always the 3D Printers were a big hit.
Here are some pictures of the event:
When the sun was still out, it was a good time to share a beer and talk about engineering and technology in Colorado.
The old county courthouse served as a great backdrop for the event.
Since this is a new office for s, the city held a ribbon cutting ceremony. From left to right were: John Brackney (South Metro Denver Chamber), Ward Rand (PADT Co-Owner), Eric Miller (PADT Co-Owner), Mayor Debbie Brinkman (Littleton), Edgar Johansson (Colorado Space Business Roundtable), and Norman Stucker (PADT Colorado GM)
Clinton Smith, Patrick Barnett, and Stephen Theron from PADT were there to meet with customers and catch up.
Mario Vargas, PADT’s Hardware Sales manager, spent much of the evening showing off PADT’s collection of 3D printers that are in the Littleton office.
When Colorado’s attendance of 125 is added to around 50 people at the Albuquerque, New Mexico open house, 300 in Tempe, Arizona we estimate that over 475 people came to one of our events this year. We hope to see even more for our 20th anniversary celebrations in 2014.