About CAD/CAM CONSULTING SERVICES INC.
CAD/CAM CONSULTING SERVICES INC. (CCCS) is a leading provider of design-through-manufacturing solutions for engineering and manufacturing companies. We are located in Southern California, with our corporate office in Newbury Park and a branch office in Anaheim.
Company President Tom Shelar founded CCCS in 1993. Prior to establishing this company, Mr. Shelar sold and supported Mastercam and other CAD/CAM solutions since 1981.
CCCS is staffed by professionals who are experienced in the sales and support of CAD/CAM software and other solutions for the efficient programming of CNC machines. We continually invest in the latest technologies in order to ensure our staff members can offer our customers high end solutions. Since 1993, CCCS has consistently been one of the top Mastercam distributors in the nation, and is the fifth largest distributor in the world. In addition to the sales, training, and support offered for the Mastercam products, CCCS partners with other leading providers of CAD, CAM, DNC, shop management systems, and machine tool manufacturers and distributors in the region to offer integration and support services.
CCCS’ highly rated training sessions are held weekly in all locations. Our hands-on, instructor-led classes prepare our students to become productive in the shortest possible time and achieve the maximum benefit from the software capabilities.
Meet the Team
Meet the skilled, dedicated team at CAD/CAM CONSULTING SERVICES INC. Be sure to keep checking back here for more details about each of our associates.
Tom Shelar is the owner of CCCS. Tom co-founded CCCS in 1993 but has known and worked with the owners of Mastercam since the early 1980’s.
Arlene Eliason, our Sales Department Manager, has worked in the Manufacturing Industry for 33 years, 8 of those years as Applications Engineer with a well-known machine tool vendor and the last 19 years in Mastercam sales with CCCS. She started out as a paper and pencil Drafter for an Electrical Distribution Equipment manufacturer. Horses, choir, drag racing and gardening occupy her “spare” time.
Ashley Bellemeur, our Customer Service Manager, has been with CCCS since 2013 in our Customer Service Department. She also answers the phone so when you call in you can expect to talk to her. Before CCCS she has worked in customer centered positions for 10 years. She spends her free time with family decorating, crafting or enjoying a Ducks or Angels game.
David Gonzalez, our Technical Support Representative, started with CCCS in 2014 in the Newbury Park Office. He has been in the industry since 2005, first with at Haas Automation as an apprentice where he learned Machining practices, programming G and M codes, and inspection. Since then David has worked for aerospace companies and small job shops as a programmer, machinist, shop support and supervisor. When he is not working, David keeps busy raising his 3 kids and 2 dogs. His hobbies consist of machining (obviously), home improvement, running, paddling, rowing, and mountain biking.
Dennis Neil, our Anaheim office salesperson, has worked for CCCS since 1995 selling and supporting the CCCS customer base. Prior to that, he worked in machine shops from 1979 to 1989. During this time, he started using Mastercam, beginning with Version 1.02 in 1985. Dennis started selling Mastercam in 1989 (Version 3). Some of Dennis’ personal interests include boating, off-roading and radio controlled hobbies.
Glenn Stephens, our IT Manager, began working for CCCS in 1998.
Jeff Solomon, our Chief Financial Officer, joined the CCCS team in 2014. Prior to that, Jeff held senior financial roles such as Director, Controller or CFO in the software, franchising, janitorial service, light manufacturing, wholesale/retail, and education industries. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brandeis University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California Lutheran University. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys reading, traveling, playing sports, spending time with family and is an avid Los Angeles sports fan.
John Pratt, our Technical Support Manager, has been helping CCCS’ customers since 2012. Prior to this position, he worked in the mold-making Industry, designing and making molds; worked in Quality Control at Haas Automation; and worked in small Job shops where he was involved in every aspect of running the shop, including programming using Mastercam, setting up the machines and Quality Control. John started using Mastercam version 7 in 1998. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, John served a 4 year indentured apprenticeship in machining at the Peugeot Car Company UK. John loves to race motocross about twice a month as well as surfing and hiking.
Maurice Kenney, our Maintenance Renewal Inside Salesperson, has been with CCCS since 2005, first working in the Anaheim office and currently located in the Newbury Park office. Maurice handles the shipping of Mastercam software for our customers, supports the Outside Sales team, and handles customer software maintenance renewals. Prior to CCCS, he played professional basketball in Europe, spent time in the US Air Force, and worked for a medical billing company and an in-residence juvenile center. When he is not working, Maurice enjoys watching sports, especially basketball and football, and watching live horse racing at Santa Anita Park.
Melissa Ayala, our Accounting Representative, has worked at CCCS since 2000 in the Newbury Park office.
Patrick Aiple is an intern from Germany working on our Technical Support team. Patrick is working out of our Anaheim office for the summer of 2017. Prior to coming to CCCS in April 2017, he worked as an Application Engineer for Chiron-Werke GmbH & Co. KG where he was the German National Champion in CNC Programming and placed 6th (out of 28) in the 2015 World Skills competition. He has also worked as a machinist and a CNC programmer. Some of Patrick's hobbies are playing around with Mastercam and programming.
Pete Jorgensen, our Newbury Park office salesperson, joined the CCCS team in 2012. Prior to selling Mastercam, Pete ran his own job shop as President of Conejo Industries for 35 years and was a Mastercam user from version 1.0 to the present. Pete has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cal State Long Beach in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. Outside of the office, Pete's hobbies include golfing and sailing.
Rob Dusenbury, our OEM Liaison and Solutions Engineer, began working at CCCS in 1999, originally working from our former location in the Inland Empire.
Ruben Hernandez, our Newbury Park office Sales Representative, started working for CCCS in 2015. He has over ten years of Machine shop experience, with five years working as a Mastercam Programmer. From programming he proceeded to technical sales for a carbide tool manufacturer (Iscar Metals, Inc.), as a Sales and Applications Representative where he acquire a broad knowledge of metal cutting techniques in different applications.
Sean Bellemeur, our Training Manager, has worked at CCCS since April of 2004 and is also the driver of the Mastercam Drag Racing Funny Car. Previously, he worked in machine shops specializing in drag racing and race car parts. With a background in EMS, Sean first earned his teaching credential in 2001 as an instructor for the SFI Foundation’s Incident Response training course and he travels to race tracks and teaches their safety personnel proper incident response strategies. Other hobbies include music, enjoying Angels Baseball and Anaheim Ducks hockey games, working on cars, and spending time with family and friends.