Committee

Wesley Benn

RTC Events Management
Region Chairman, Asia
Executive Chairman
A Sydney-based architect, Wesley is the founder of RTC Events Management. As a long-term user and advocate of BIM (starting with ArchiCAD in 1996), Wesley has been speaking and teaching in the field since starting to play with a pre-release version of Revit. 

Wesley has worked directly with Autodesk on Revit development and implementation, built content for manufacturers and end-users, and has implemented multiple BIM tools into well over 300 practices throughout South-East Asia. He is a regular speaker at events throughout Australia and overseas talking about technology, facilities management and process change; he founded (and chaired for 5 years) the Revit User Group, Sydney; and is now focused, via his partnership in theDIGITgroup, on SmartCities development worldwide.

Marcus Fich

Grundfos Holding A/S
Region Chairman, BILT Europe
Chairperson, BCS Europe
Based in Aarhus, Denmark, Marcus Fich, is the Global Business Development Manager for pump manufacturer Grundfos’ strategic projects within Building Services. As a serial intrapreneur his mission is to make Grundfos the easiest pump company to work with through digital tools. He is an avid global speaker on the perceived challenges of providing a global BIM offering and how to overcome them - spicing up his talks with great deals of humor and provocative statements.He is also a member of the BuildingContentSummit (BCS) Steering Committee and is involved in organizations like ASHRAE, Europump, BIMMEPaus and ISO. Being exceptionally passionate about all things digital, he has worked with innovation and incubation of new products and business models. He holds a Master of Science in Economics and International Business from Aarhus University’s School of Business and Social Sciences - and brews beer in his spare time.

Randall Stevens

ArchVision
Chairperson, BCS North America
BCS Global Steering Committee
Randall Stevens is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of software development, sales and management experience. Randall offers a unique combination of expertise in software and graphics technology, coupled with a degree in architecture. Randall founded ArchVision in 1991, a software development firm specializing in 3D graphics and content management technology for the design industry. He successfully led the company in the development of Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) currently being used by customers in more than 100 countries. Through ArchVision, Randall built relationships with the industry's leading design visualization software companies including Autodesk and Bentley Systems.Randall received his B.Arch. from the University Of Kentucky College Of Architecture and served as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Design at the University of Kentucky from 1991-2007 teaching the use of Autocad, 3ds Max, Sketchup and Revit. He currently teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Kentucky College of Business.

Wesley Benn

RTC Events Management
Region Chairman, Asia
Executive Chairman
A Sydney-based architect, Wesley is the founder of RTC Events Management. As a long-term user and advocate of BIM (starting with ArchiCAD in 1996), Wesley has been speaking and teaching in the field since starting to play with a pre-release version of Revit. 

Wesley has worked directly with Autodesk on Revit development and implementation, built content for manufacturers and end-users, and has implemented multiple BIM tools into well over 300 practices throughout South-East Asia. He is a regular speaker at events throughout Australia and overseas talking about technology, facilities management and process change; he founded (and chaired for 5 years) the Revit User Group, Sydney; and is now focused, via his partnership in theDIGITgroup, on SmartCities development worldwide.

Chad Clary

Studio A Architecture.
Steering Committee
Chad is a Project Manager and BIM Manager at Studio A Architecture in Louisville, KY. Over the last 10 years with Studio A he has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from small tenant renovations to 100,000 SF assisted living facilities. He can often be found at RevitForum.org where he is a moderator and regular contributor.

Mike Collins

Global Product Data
Steering Committee
Mike has over 20 years of technology sales experience within the building product manufacturer community. In 2006 Mike Co-Founded BIMWorld, a company focused specifically on the development and distribution of BIM ready product models for the design community. In December of 2008 Autodesk Inc acquired BIMWorld as the foundation of the now well know Autodesk Seek content platform. Mike’s team lead the sales strategy to bring Seek to market. In April of 2013 Mike Co-founded Global Product Data, developing applications for building product manufacturers and the audiences they serve.

Melissa Thiessens

GSBS Architects
Melissa has been with GSBS Architects in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2005. Early on she helped the firm transition from AutoCAD to Revit and has continued her role there as BIM Manager, continually looking for better ways to do things. She has worked on projects for clients ranging from higher education and commercial to hospitality and justice. In her spare time she has taught classes in both AutoCAD and Revit at Salt Lake Community College, was a co-speaker at RTCna in 2014, participated in Autodesk Inside the Factory events in Boston and Shanghai, and has sat on local college program advisory committees as well as being involved with the local RUG.