Staff Profiles

The OneCAD Team combines years of industry experience with a high level of technical skills and education. Many of our staff have multiple degrees or diplomas and over half of them have a masters of engineering degree.
Our staff are constantly learning what’s new in engineering technology &  manufacturing techniques so as to apply it to our client’s projects. Our management keep abreast of the latest in business trends for our markets so that we can better serve our clients and so that OneCAD is ready to open our services to new opportunities. 
Our staff are the reason we deliver On Time, On Spec & On Budget!

The Management Team

Neil Thomas - President

Neil oversees the general operation, sales and growth of OneCAD including directly handling all of our major client relationships. Neil has successfully developed OneCAD from a 1 man operation in 2004 to an 20 person engineering company in 2012.

Neil has an innate love of technology and has been a 3D CAD Designer since 1996. He has built OneCAD with the sense of doing what’s right for the client and with the determination that our clients must succeed before we do! Neil leads by example with a hands-on approach.

Paul Sesto - Business Manager

Paul gets new clients to OneCAD’s front door. He is responsible for new business development, marketing & advertising and general administration. Paul has a B.Sc. and a B.A.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering). He ensures that everyone’s questions get an answer since customer service is his #1 priority

Peter Li, P.Eng.- Engineering Manager

Peter earned his Professional Engineer designation from the Professional Engineers of Ontario in August, 2013. Peter has his Masters of Engineering from Ryerson University (Toronto) and his mechanical engineering degree from Jilin University (China). He also has a diploma in mechanical engineering design from Centennial College (Toronto).  Peter received his Masters degree in the fall of 2012 after 2 years of part-time studies at Ryerson while working full time at OneCAD.

The Technical Team

Zhongzhe Chi - Mechanical Designer

Zhongzhe has extensive experience in manufacturing and engineering analysis. His undergraduate engineering degree is in metal forming and he has acquired his Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and will very soon also acquire his PhD from UOIT. Zhongzhe is currently working on FEA analysis and design for some of OneCAD’s top clients.

Mei Li - Mechanical CAD Designer

Mei has her Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the China Precision Engineering Institute for Aircraft Industry and over 10 years of experience in designing mechanical products, precision machine tools & components, sheet metal products and the application of CNC machine tools. She has experience with SolidWorks & AutoCAD a thorough knowledge of GD&T and CAD/CAM principles.

Roy Kuang - Mechanical CAD Technician

Roy has his Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering (Design, Manufacture & Automation) from the Wuhan Science & Technology University, China. He has 10 years of experience in mechanical design including machine design experience with hydraulics & pneumatics. His CAD experience includes using SolidWorks & AutoCAD.

Emma Liu - Mechanical CAD Technician

Emma has her Masters of Engineering (Mechanical & Electronic) form Shenyang Ligong University, China. She has over 10 years of experience in the mechanical manufacturing industry including mechanical fabrication methods of plastic moulding, sheet metal, machining & casting. She has CAD experience with SolidWorks, Solid Edge & AutoCAD.

Praveen Sivaraman - CAD Technician

Praveen has a Masters of Engineering from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, India. He has experience with SolidWorks, CATIA, ProE and AutoCAD and has successfully demostrated those skills with the challenge of on-site placements.

Alex Liu - CAE Specialist

Alex has his Masters of Engineering from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Engineering from South China University of Technology. Alex has completed many of the CAD & CAE certifications including for SolidWorks: Certified SolidWorks Expert, Certified SolidWorks Professional, Advanced Sheet Metal, Simulation FEA, Advanced Weldment Specialist & Advanced Surfacing Specialist, Advanced Drawing Tools Specialist, FEA with Abaqus Specialist 6.12 and the Inventor Certified Associate. He has also acquired the GDTP (Y14.5) Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professional Certification.

Fan Yang - Jr. Engineering Technologist

Fan’s post-secondary education combines both electrical engineering at the undergraduate level and a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor at the graduate level. He has already demonstrated his skills by performing 3D modeling and 2D drafing for internal projects as well as a challenging on-site placement.

Boming Zhu - Jr. Engineering Technologist

Boming has both a Masters of Applied Science – Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal and a Bachelor of Science – Materials Science and Engineering from the Beijing University of Technology. He has a broad background with various CAD platforms including over 3 years with SolidWorks and AutoCAD as well as experience with FEA and CFD analysis software.

Michael Li - Mechanical Designer

Michael has a Masters of Engineering Design from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON as well as a Masters of Project Management, Renmin University, Beijing and a Bachelor of Engineering & Automation, Beihang University, Beijing. His work experience spans both machine and product design and he also has a number of patents to his credit.