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.
Yvey Somerfield, our CFO, has worked for CCCS as of February 2021. As a certified CPA, she has 20 years of experience overseeing financial and managerial functions from several types of industries. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, working out, cooking, and reading. Stay Connected:
Claudia took a temporary position with CCCS in 2018, then came back full time as of October 2020. Claudia answers phones for both our offices and is a Customer Services Representative. She has been working in customer service for over 10 years, and really enjoys the interaction with the customers she likes helping as much as she can. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, traveling, spending time with family, and making jewelry. Stay Connected:
Patrick Shelar is the owner of CCCS. After finishing his Ph.D. in molecular biology, Patrick stepped in for his father and our founder, Tom, after Tom's untimely passing in 2019. Outside of work Patrick enjoys playing and watching football, basketball, and other sports, spending time with his family and dogs, traveling, and trying new foods. Stay Connected:
Frank Gonzalez, our Applications Engineer, has worked for CCCS since November 2019. His experience comes from 10 years in a job shop, covering everything from programming to inspection. Previous to that he gained business knowledge from warehouse and trucking industries. Outside of work he enjoys coaching soccer in VC Fusion for the development level, taking care of his 5 children, training in Jiu Jitsu, watching the Premier League and reading. Stay Connected:
Arlene Eliason, our Strategic Accounts 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. Stay Connected:
Ashley Bellemeur, our Sales and Marketing Representative, has been with CCCS since 2013 first in our Customer Service Department then moved to sales in 2020. 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. Stay Connected:
David Gonzalez, our Technical Sales Representative, started with CCCS in 2014 in the Newbury Park Office. He has been in the industry since 2005, first 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. Stay connected:
Dennis Neil, our Sales Manager, 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’s personal interests include boating, off-roading, and radio-controlled hobbies. Stay Connected:
Glenn Stephens, our IT Manager, began working for CCCS in 1998. During his 20 years at CCCS, Glenn has written posts for many of our customers and continues to manage the post-processor department. He has taken on the role as IT Manager in 2018 and continues to work in both positions. Stay connected:
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. Stay Connected:
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.
Mona Smith started CCCS in July of 2019. She works in our Accounting Dept. doing A/R collections and A/P. She also helps to process new orders and maintenance renewals. She has over 30 years of experience in the accounting field -working in various aspects such as International accounting and winemaking accounting. Outside of work, she enjoys watching her daughter play softball and coached her until 2 years ago. She also enjoys catching sunsets with her family. Stay Connected:
Pete Jorgensen, our Sales Representative out of the Newbury Park office, 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. Stay Connected:
Sean Bellemeur, our Training Manager, has worked at CCCS since 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. Stay Connected:
Tom Shelar is the Founder of CCCS and was the President from 1993 to 2019. Tom co-founded CCCS in 1993 but has known and worked with the owners of Mastercam since the early 1980’s. Unfortunately, Tom unexpectedly passed away in August of 2019. He is absolutely missed by all of us but continues to live on in our hearts.