I was reading the tweets and came across on that said they will miss John Baker. Is it true you are retiring? If so, then I feel we should all share our user stories. I'm sure there are plenty of them! You will be missed greatly.
John was presenting UG NX10 at a user conference in the Chicago/O'hare One office. We had a room of users and potential customers. This was a time when most of the current leadership and marketing team were either sales people or sales managers and even some customers (like Dave S., Neil P. and Troy V.)
During the first few keystrokes UG NX10 errored and crashed. John was able to keep the customers pre-occupied and laughing about the fact. I was amazed that no one really considered the fact that the software crashed and he had up lickedly split. Blasted new sketcher constraints! John is a true Master of Demo Recovery!
Yes, it is true that I'll be retiring shortly after the first of the year.
This comeing June, it will have been 49 years since I took my first job in engineering, working as a draftsman.
As for my replacement, that's an issue for my boss and his managment team.
John, I respect your skill and knowledge of NX. I also appreciate what you have done for the software development and for your help in the forms. Wish you the best of luck and happiness in retirement. Feel free to continue commenting on the forums.
I agree with all users above. Since we have never met in Person I only know you from the Forums.
But I recognized soon that either you know the answer or the answer did not exists yet ;-)
Very hard to find a replacement for you...
Thanks for all Forum Posts and "happy retirement" :-)
John recieving an award from the PLM World team for all the years of service. :-)
I have had the pleasure of knowing John for a long time. I have seen him crash NX in front of 1000+ users and they applauded. John quickly recovered and made a comment about using new software. He has been a great help here and on the Eng-Tips forum. I don’t think he will ever be replaced. I hope Siemens management realizes what a positive impact he has had on the users and customers.
Thanks John, you will be missed!