KETIV Technologies, Autodesk's Leading CAD Partner for Manufacturing in the Southwest United States, Expands Geographic Coverage into Arizona: KETIV's 2D and 3D Software Solutions Experts Will Boost Arizona's Mechanical Design Engineering Community

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KETIV Technologies of California, Inc., the only manufacturing Premier Solutions Provider for Autodesk(R) in the Southwest, announced today the opening of its new office in Phoenix, Arizona. Continuing its commitment to the mechanical design engineering community, this expansion provides local support and training for 2D and 3D design customers.

The company has provided exceptional customer service and technical support. We look forward to continuing our partnership and welcome KETIV into the Valley.

    "We're eager to provide the growing Arizona market with leading computer-aided design (CAD) consulting, training, and services," said vice president Anthony Rodriguez, who will oversee Arizona's office sales and operations. "Several of Arizona's leading engineering and manufacturing organizations have already partnered with us and have seen positive results. This, along with our focus and commitment to customer success in the Southwest, made our expansion into this area a logical decision," Rodriguez added.

Precise Metal Products Co., a KETIV customer based in Phoenix and fabricator for the aerospace, aircraft, and medical sectors, looks forward to continuing their momentum with KETIV. "Precise Metal Products has taken the next step to becoming an industry leader by utilizing Autodesk Inventor(R) in our manufacturing strategy. Our alliance with KETIV Technologies is an integral part of this implementation," Joel Cheiky, engineering manager said. Chad Swanson, manufacturing engineer, stated, "The company has provided exceptional customer service and technical support. We look forward to continuing our partnership and welcome KETIV into the Valley."

"For 20 years KETIV has excelled as a trusted Autodesk partner because they focus on understanding customers' business goals and requirements, while helping to improve their design-to-manufacturing process," said Robert "Buzz" Kross, senior vice president of Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions. "We are very happy to see that KETIV is expanding their business, and we look forward to continuing to work with their team to provide customers with the most comprehensive manufacturing solutions."

Three KETIV customers have been selected among 600,000 worldwide Inventor users over the last year for their engineering excellence and groundbreaking innovation. Recognized through Autodesk's Inventor of the Month program, these customers were chosen for their innovative design and engineering advancements.

Arizona Training and Events

The Arizona office will serve as a training, support and sales center. KETIV is offering a variety of free training courses for the mechanical design engineering community focused on:

-- Autodesk Inventor for SolidWorks Users

-- Autodesk Inventor Suite

-- AutoCAD(R) Electrical

-- AutoCAD Mechanical

-- Autodesk Vault

KETIV is offering free events including Autodesk's Experience the Possibilities Tour in Phoenix on September 20, 2007. Experience the Possibilities attendees will have the opportunity to see 2008 manufacturing software solutions and meet KETIV's industry experts at a luncheon open to the manufacturing community. To sign up for free training, webinars and events, register at http://www.ketivtech.com/arizona.

Arizona Staff and Office

The company has hired three local associates to staff the office, and will also utilize their team of dedicated application engineers to support technical questions and related services.

-- Kevin Thompson, Area Sales Manager for Arizona, has spent the last 5 years selling ERP, manufacturing, and CRM software for Microsoft value added resellers in Phoenix.

-- Rick Renda will serve as application engineer and brings more than 35 years of industry experience to KETIV. Renda has used manufacturing design software including Inventor, SolidWorks and UGS Solid Edge.

-- Peter Ephland, inside sales specialist, has 20 years of experience in consumer product engineering and industrial design. His experience in these fields gives him the ability to match the right software solution to meet customers' business needs.

Conveniently located in the Camelback Center building, the new office is 3131 East Camelback Rd., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

About KETIV Technologies, Inc.

KETIV Technologies is a leading Autodesk solutions provider with 20 years' experience delivering CAD software and services in the Southwest United States. KETIV's team of industry experts increase the profitability of engineering services companies by proactively engaging with them to identify their business issues and deliver relevant solutions. KETIV currently serves the civil and mechanical engineering industries. For more information, visit http://www.ketivtech.com.

Autodesk is a registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

(C) 2007 KETIV Technologies of California, Inc. All rights reserved.

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