Leaders & Innovators: David Darbyshire
David Darbyshire: Owner of DASI Solutions LLC in Pontiac. Founded in 1995, DASI Solutions assists companies in the implementation of CAD, CAE, and PDM collaborative technologies used in the product development process. DASI Solutions offers software products integrated with Dassault Systѐmes SolidWorks, ePDM, 3D Via, Electrical and Simulation, and DraftSight. DASI Studios is a Stratasys Ltd. agent for Fortus, Dimension, Objet DeskTop, Eden, and Connex along with the MakerBot line of 3D printers for rapid product development and additive manufacturing technologies. In the past year, the company moved to a larger headquarters in downtown Pontiac and expanded to a new office in Cleveland . In 2014, DASI Solutions was honored as one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch. Darbyshire leads market development and is the company spokesman. He is actively involved in Automation Alley, Michigan Design Educators Association, Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society, Jackson Area Manufacturers Association, National Defense Industrial Association, Capital Area Manufacturing Council, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and other regional growth organizations. Darbyshire was named Automation Alley’s Member of the Year in September 2007 for his continued commitment to education, in part for the planning of Superhighway to Success, a daylong event that allowed 10,000 high school students to explore careers in Michigan’s emerging sectors.