ClearEdge3D has a track record of technological innovation and thought leadership in the Automated Feature Extraction, laser scanning and 3D modeling space. The company was founded in 2006 by recognized experts in the field of computer vision, hyperspectral data analysis, and LiDAR data analysis. The first version of EdgeWise Building™ focused on building and terrain modeling and was launched in 2009. The technology rapidly gained customer traction and industry acclaim. In 2011 EdgeWise Plant™ was released for the process manufacturing and plant modeling industry, which was soon followed by EdgeWise MEP™.
In 2011 we received the first of three prestigious research grants from the National Science Foundation, the preeminent government research institute in the United States, to dramatically expand and enhance our automated modeling technology.
EdgeWise users report an average modeling time savings of 70%. And because models created in EdgeWise export to Autodesk Revit as properly specified wall, floor, pipe, duct, conduit or window families, there is no more remodeling or tracing in Revit!
The ClearEdge3D management team has more than fifty-five years’ experience creating software that solves problems for customers. We are a values-driven organization committed to over-delivering for our customers.
Christopher Scotton, President & CEO
Chris has more than 25 years’ experience building businesses in the software, telecommunications and search industries. Prior to joining ClearEdge, Chris was with CIT GAP Funds, a venture capital firm where he served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence, leading investments in numerous early-stage technology companies and coaching first-time CEOs. Prior to CIT, Chris was the Founder, President and CEO of Innovectra Corporation, a search engine software provider for localized searches. Before Innovectra, he was the founder and managing Director of The Phillips Group, a telecommunications research and analysis firm that became one of the U.K.’s fastest-growing technology companies.
Kevin Williams, Chief Scientist & CTO
Throughout his professional career, Kevin has been heavily involved in software development, mathematical modeling, and computer vision. He is recognized as a global thought leader in computer vision technology, having authored numerous papers and presented at technical symposia worldwide. Prior to ClearEdge3D, Kevin was a senior staff scientist at SAIC, a billion-dollar defense contractor, where he authored both the RTV LiDAR Toolkit and the SAIC LiDAR Toolkit, which have been used successfully to automatically model millions of buildings from aerial LiDAR data.
Tim Lowery, VP Business Development
Tim Lowery is our VP Business Development, responsible for developing new customers and partnerships, driving business strategy, increasing brand awareness, channel development, and product distribution. Prior to joining ClearEdge3D, Tim spent more than thirteen years in channel development and sales at Ebara Technologies, Inc., where he was responsible for executive initiatives, developing and managing business strategies globally to enhance, grow, and recover client relationships.
Otto Weiberth, VP Worldwide Sales
Otto Weiberth, a 30-year veteran of the AEC and power & process industries, is our Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Previously, he was Aveva’s Head of Sales for US and Latin America and a senior Sales Executive for AutoDesk. Otto was also one of the original employees of Rebis, where he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and was instrumental in building the company’s installed base to the largest in the industry. He built a team of both a direct sales force and a worldwide reseller/distributor channel. He was also responsible for opening several offices around the world and developing the programs to make them successful. This success culminated in the sale of Rebis to Bentley Systems in 2002. After the sale, he remained with Bentley Systems as Plant Regional Vice President.
John Sloan, VP Software Development
John Sloan, our VP of Software Development, has a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University. With almost 20 years’ professional software development experience, John is a recognized thought leader in computational geometry and 3D modeling. During his physics research career, he authored 20+ refereed research papers and 30+ conference proceedings. Prior to ClearEdge3D, John was a Senior Architect at Dassault Systemes’ Spatial Corp., where he provided technical leadership for the ACIS® 3D Modeler product line. At ClearEdge3D, John leads the EdgeWise and Verity software development teams, as well as the Application Engineering Department.
Kelly Cone, VP Product Management
Kelly Cone is our VP of Product Management. Kelly has a Master’s of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining ClearEdge3D, Kelly worked at The Beck Group as Director of Virtual Design and Construction. At The Beck Group, Kelly had the privilege of growing and leading one of the most talented VDC & Process Innovation teams in the AEC industry. Kelly is an internationally renowned speaker; throughout his career, he has presented at over 70 BIM and Reality Capture events worldwide, focusing on process innovation and integration. At ClearEdge3D, Kelly is defining product strategy, development priorities, go-to-market strategies, product pricing, and business models. He is responsible for shaping the features and functionality of the EdgeWise and Verity software applications to meet—and exceed—the needs of the AEC community.