Autodesk Reseller KETIV Technologies Acquired by Kanwar Anand and Anthony Rodriguez

Sep 06, 2007
New Owners Will Continue Commitment to Autodesk's 3D Design Solutions, While Investing in Technical Services and Expanded Geographic Coverage

Fullerton, Calif. -- September 06, 2007 -- KETIV Technologies of California, Inc., today announced that Kanwar Anand and Anthony Rodriguez have become full owners of the privately held corporation, acquiring all shares from Ken Paul and his family. Established in 1988, KETIV Technologies is a leading Autodesk solutions provider, specializing in CAD software and services for the civil and mechanical engineering markets in the Southwest United States.

Kanwar Anand has assumed the role of president and chief executive officer, and Anthony Rodriguez is now vice president, focusing on business development. Prior to the ownership transition, both were employees of the company.

According to Bill Griffin, Autodesk’s vice president of North America channel sales, “KETIV Technologies has been a trusted Autodesk channel partner for two decades and has actively supported Autodesk’s vision of 3D model-based design adoption among CAD software users in the civil and mechanical engineering communities. We look forward to working with KETIV’s new leadership to provide our customers with the most complete 2D and 3D solutions for the AEC and manufacturing industries.”

“Under Ken Paul’s guidance, KETIV became a respected Autodesk reseller, built on the values of technical expertise and customer satisfaction,” stated Anand. “As Anthony and I take KETIV to the next level, we will preserve KETIV’s commitment to these values. Our priorities include strong customer relationships; proactive, comprehensive services; and expanded geographic coverage.”

“We’ll continue to provide our customers the leading engineering design technologies,” said Rodriguez. “Finding the best solution for each customer’s business needs remains our top priority. Our customer-centric style will grow in importance as 3D design processes, digital prototyping and other trends bring greater complexity to our industry.”

“Kanwar and Anthony have been an integral part of KETIV’s growth through the years,” stated Paul. “It was a logical decision that they would take over direction of the company. I am convinced that their leadership will be a welcome next phase for both our staff and our clients.” Ken Paul will manage KETIV’s business systems development and remain an important part of the civil engineering team.

Biographical Summary

Ken Paul founded KETIV Technologies of California. His business philosophy centered on customer satisfaction and high-quality technical support. Kanwar Anand, who has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stony Brook University, joined him in 1988. Together they pioneered Autodesk engineering solutions in Southern California. Anthony Rodriguez joined KETIV in 2000, after five years as a KETIV customer. He has extensive design experience and has been able to use his industry expertise to become an advocate for engineering customers.

KETIV Technologies is a leading Autodesk solutions provider with 25 years' experience delivering CAD software and services in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Focused on the manufacturing, civil engineering and process plant industries, KETIV's team of industry experts increase the profitability of engineering companies by helping them simplify the process of conceptualization, design and production.

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