Following on from the press release regarding the sale of Cadimage to Central Innovation, today I signed off from Cadimage after 20 years and a busy week. The fact this coincided with ArchiCAD 20 is a pure coincidence and I apologise for the repeated use of 20 in this post!
Auckland – Monday
We started the week with the Auckland ARCHICAD 20 Launch which included the news of the sale of Cadimage. The breakfast launch was closely followed by the signing of all the paperwork related to the business sale and then a celebratory drink with the Central Innovation team who were in town for the day.
New Plymouth – Tuesday
As mentioned in an earlier post, the ArchiCAD 20 Signature Project is the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. So on Tuesday we chartered a plane to take a dozen of our long term customers down to visit the building and present ArchiCAD 20 inside the centre.
It was a great day for flying and great to connect with customers who have been using ArchiCAD over my last 20 years.
Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown – Wednesday/Thursday
Wednesday / Thursday we quickly jumped around the country for more ArchiCAD 20 launches.
Friday – Cadimage Sign Off
Today was a humbling experience as the team shared a number of items and videos about my time at Cadimage. It was a great afternoon with both past and current members of the Cadimage Team including Murray the founder of Cadimage.
As a present, the team had arranged a physical representation of the Cadimage ‘C’ which is absolutely amazing.
Still able to demo ArchiCAD!
When I first started with Cadimage I helped launch ArchiCAD for Teamwork (ArchiCAD 5.1)
20 Years later I am proud of the fact that this week I could still travel the country and demo ArchiCAD – I haven’t done it every year but at least I still know my way around the product!
20 years is a long time for someones ‘first job’ but I have had an amazing journey from a fresh university graduate to managing director, I am immensely proud of what both I and the entire Cadimage Team have achieved over the last 27 years in business.
Business truly is all about People, I’ve been fortunate to work with a group of absolutely amazing people and will remember my time fondly.
Also without customers there is no business. Many of my customers over the last 20 years have also become great friends.
I’ve had a wonderful journey, it’s now time for a new direction.
Thank you all.