Introducing the A-Team

At Allplan, Inc., we believe that our software isn’t the only thing that sets us apart from our competition. We wouldn’t be able to introduce the US market to the best global BIM solution if it wasn’t for our top-notch team of professionals. With a wealth of industry knowledge and skills, this team is ready to take BIM software to the next level.

 

Daniel Istvan

Simon Slater

Mia Keay

Amy Patt

Kurt Krasavage

Donnie Henry

Kimberly Stephenson

Frank Holz

Glen Hutchinson

Monica Rennick

Alric Fruehauf

Brandon Botts

Daniel Istvan

Current Role: Senior Vice President Technical & Business Operations

My career has spanned various roles within the construction industry (EPC & AEC) both in practice and as a software consultant. Working on both sides has afforded me first hand insights and experience in the ever-changing world of BIM, and the struggles adopting and improving workflows to stay ahead of the curve in a very competitive market. These insights have allowed me to advise customers on proven and best in class workflows with the aim at improving and modernizing their operations by solving known, and more importantly, discovering unknown problems that they deal with day in and out.

 

Why I joined Allplan:

I joined for the amazing opportunity to bring the leading, global BIM design tool into the US Market, and for the unique challenge of building a business operation from the ground up (with a top-notch team, of course) that will provide the construction industry with a better choice when looking to improve current workflows with the ultimate BIM solution.

Outside of Work:

I am a husband and father of two amazing kids, Scarlet and Dylan, and try to enjoy every free minute I have with them and my wife. I love to cook and experiment with a variety of cooking methods and equipment. I’m an avid outdoor runner and enjoy the great outdoors and fishing a few times a year for Striper Bass. I am also a passionate sports fan and root for the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, Flyers, Villanova Wildcats and Arsenal Gunners. 

Simon Slater

Current Role: Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

I’m a hardworking and driven development professional with thirteen years of experience in the construction industry. My passion has led me to focus on new business and partner development, as well as strategic planning for leading BIM, engineering, and manufacturing information software solutions. I am eager to discover and present new ways to bring digitalization as a solution to ineffective workflows and ease the transition as we bring the construction industry standard into the 21st century, as well as into the future.

Why I joined Allplan:

I couldn’t resist the chance to stand at this intersection of the right software at the right time; it’s an incredibly exciting opportunity for the industry.

Outside of Work:

I like to run, mostly so that I can burn the calories that I eat and drink throughout the week. I am and always will be a huge fan of UK sports, especially rugby. I love skiing, gardening, and traveling with my wife and son.

Mia Keay

Current Role: Regional Marketing Manager (Americas)

I love technology and software, especially software that takes an organization to the next level by increasing their competitive advantage. I am passionate about Digital Marketing—it is the way our audience interacts with our brand, and it gives me the opportunity to express myself creatively.

Why I joined Allplan:

I need to be passionate about a product to market it, and our team truly believes that Allplan software is the best in class. Allplan appeals to my entrepreneurial spirit—this is an ideal opportunity to build a business and market from the ground up, with the backing of a great company in Nemetschek. Finally, I love having the opportunity to “do marketing” the right way; taking the knowledge from past experiences and applying it here to build something amazing.

Outside of Work:

I like to find balance by decompressing in the great outdoors. Whether kayaking, skydiving, swimming in the ocean, hiking, or spending time in my garden, on weekends you will find me quietly content in the natural world.

Amy Patt

Current Role: Marketing Associate

I believe the most important professional skill you can have in any industry is the ability to adapt. The common denominator with my varied experience in healthcare, ecommerce, and digital marketing has been my propensity to learn and improve systems and workflows. I enjoy the complexity of the digital landscape and love any opportunity to be a critical thinker and approach a problem creatively. Highly driven with a thirst for new challenges and endeavors, I strive for personal and professional growth in everything that I do.

Why I joined Allplan:

I joined Allplan, Inc. because the opportunity to work with a small team and directly impact growth and success for the business was too good to pass up. Plus, the untapped US market provides an excellent backdrop to develop comprehensive marketing strategies and execute campaigns across multiple channels.

Outside of Work:

First and foremost, I am an avid reader. Some of my other hobbies include baking, cooking, Megaformer Pilates, and binge-watching TV crime dramas. A lifelong lover of canines and the outdoors, when I’m not at work I am often spending time in nature with my boyfriend and our dog, Layla.

Kurt Krasavage

Current Role: Regional Sales Manager (East Coast)

I come from a family of blue collar workers, and I've always had a passion for building things (credit LEGO® or maybe K'NEX®). My father owns a small contracting business, and I worked for him in the summers from the time I was 12 to 18. He wanted me to have an appreciation for the construction industry and encouraged me to work with my brain, not my back. Thanks to his influence and support, I became a graduate from Penn State's Architectural Engineering program (WE ARE!) and the first person in my family to ever attend college. I am a self-motivated business man at heart. I'm driven by opportunity and the unknown. I love helping businesses gain efficiency and competitive edges.

Why I joined Allplan:

I joined for the opportunity, challenge, learning, and to be part of a company that is spearheading the change in the industry. It's not every day that you get an opportunity to work for a start-up business that has the backing and brand association that Nemetschek does. I also joined because I know I will be working amongst the best in the industry and it will force me to stay on the top of my game. The inefficiencies and archaic design/build process in the construction industry needs to change. I want to be part of the team that has a serious impact on the industry globally.

Outside of Work:

I love the beach and visiting South Florida as much as possible. When the winter comes, I enjoy snowboarding in the Poconos. I love everything Penn State and haven't missed watching a game since I graduated. When I have free time, I try to attend as many charity & cause events as possible. I have a strong passion for real estate investing, and spending time with my family and friends.

Donnie Henry

Current Role: Business Development Manager

As someone who has spent over 10 years in B2B sales, I am motivated by making new connections and providing solutions that grant efficiency and scale. I thrive in environments where revenue generation occurs in tandem with positive customer experiences and challenge-driven sales solutions. I truly believe in the importance of consideration, humility, and a positive attitude; the human element of sales cannot be overlooked. 

Why I joined Allplan:

I feel Allplan prides itself on being a leader, and is willing to invest in developing unique products, services, and people. I joined this team for the opportunity for growth and new responsibilities, and to work with a close-knit group of people with the same passion and drive as me.

Outside of Work:

I’m a husband and father to two young boys—they keep me plenty busy when I’m not at the office. I’m also a long time skateboarding fanatic, and I never pass up the opportunity at a competitive game of basketball.

Kimberly Stephenson

Current Role: Operations Assistant

As a recent New York University (NYU) masters graduate in global economics with a concentration in the private sector, my work focuses on financial and operational projections, specifically refining corporate strategies and identifying opportunities. I am a detail-oriented problem solver, and I enjoy working in a corporate culture where all my skillset and values can come together a mission statement that aligns with my own.

Why I joined Allplan:

I joined Allplan, Inc. because I am passionate about growing with a company from the grassroots stages. I loved the corporate culture of inclusiveness as soon as I met Dan Istvan and the team. The opportunity to be an initial innovator on the forefronts of an exceptional product, all while transitioning into a new market, was the opportunity of a lifetime. Learning excites me, so an Operations Position aligned with my personal interests. I felt right at home knowing I could apply all my work experiences, whether legal or finance there is always something new to be learned.

Outside of Work:

I enjoy dance, running, and traveling to both Jamaica and China to visit family.

Frank Holz

Current Role: Senior Technical Consultant

I love engineering and software makes it even better!

I am constantly seeking new challenges in the work I do and aim to further refine my skills and practices. Providing the most advanced solutions to the most technical people is something I enjoy. I believe software is an expression of that engineering expertise; it allows me to remove the mundane and focus on the bigger picture.

Why I joined Allplan:

I’ve found the best solution to the industry’s biggest challenge and I want to contributes my technical support and key industry insights to a great team of people and a great company. 

Outside of Work:

Family, friends, traveling, learning, anything related to comedy, and video games—in that order!

Glen Hutchinson

Current Role: Business Development Manager Americas

I bring a diverse sales background to the table, with exposure to many different cultures and business ethics from my past experiences selling BIM solutions across the globe. I have worked in the Precast Industry since 2002 and have witnessed how adopting technology has changed and streamlined projects. I enjoy learning new technology and deeply appreciate the impact it has on a customer’s workflow.

Why I joined Allplan:

I wanted to be part of a winning team that is driving technology into the Precast and Rebar Detailing Industry. The construction industry can be amongst the slowest to adopt new technology, and I want to be on the cutting edge to push the best digital solutions on the market. 

Outside of Work:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, fishing, Video Games, DJing, and LinkedIn.

Monica Rennick

Current Role: Senior Technical Consultant

My love for traveling and architecture began at an early age. I come from an engineering family; math and science were always prioritized growing up. Structural engineering allowed me to combine these two loves. After working as a consulting engineer, I found a third love in software. Through cutting-edge technology, we can make modern and dynamic structures a reality. Whether we realize it or not, engineering is at the core of everything we do—it’s the building blocks to our homes, schools, workplaces, theaters, shops, medical facilities, etc. I love being able to mix engineering, art, and technology and see how it transforms the places we live.

Why I joined Allplan:

In general, the AEC industry has not been the quickest to adapt to technology, and many engineers don’t see the true value in BIM. I strongly believe in BIM, and I believe ALLPLAN is the best OpenBIM solution. The unique programs ALLPLAN provides can equip engineers with the drafting tools they need, while simultaneously bringing them into the BIM workflow and its advantages. I'm excited for the opportunity to launch a new product in the US market, and I’m looking forward to helping Allplan grow and succeed here.

Outside of Work:

I love to travel, read, and watch movies. I’m also a big roller coaster enthusiast. Hobbies aside, most of my time outside of work is spent with my amazing husband and kids.

Alric Fruehauf

Current Role: Technical Consultant Intern

3D Models, BIM, Drones…Count me in! I love teaching and collaborating with people in all facets of life. In my freshman year of college, I was excited when our professor showed us BIM for the first time. Then, when I began internships and never even saw a glimpse of BIM, I was hugely disappointed. My primary motivation is to introduce AEC professionals to BIM and its benefits. Beyond that, I am constantly on the lookout for new challenges to prove my knowledge and expand my skillset.

Why I joined Allplan:

I believe in OpenBIM, and Allplan as its strongest supporter. I think engineers and their teams deserve to leave tedious tasks behind, like quantity estimating in 2D, and invest their time in more advanced structures and cutting-edge technologies. Allplan is a solution that the AEC needs to know about, and I want to help them succeed.

Outside of Work:

Traveling, experiencing new cultures, staying up to date on new technologies (drones!) and maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Brandon Botts

Current Role: Senior Technical Consultant for Allplan Inc.

As a certified design build professional, with 13 years of experience in the construction/precast concrete world, I have a great insight into the industry as a whole. My admiration for the construction and design industries began at a young age. This admiration evolved and took shape when I began learning design software in 2001. In my opinion, you can never have enough knowledge, and lifelong learning is very important to me. I strive to continue to learn and grow as much as possible.

Why I joined Allplan:

Allplan has amazing overall solutions for the engineering and precast industry, and a great team here in the USA. There was no way I could turn down the opportunity to join a great company at such an early stage of growth.

Outside of Work:

I love golf, music, good friends and my family. When I’m not working at my job, doing school work, or home improvement projects, I spend as much time as possible with my amazing wife, our three children and two large dogs.