Warren Geissler

Warren Geissler

CAD-1 Training Center Manager

Since 1991, Warren has been working with AutoCAD, which he learned while serving in the Air Force. He enjoyed the program so much that, shortly after learning AutoCAD, he became the CADD manager at his unit. After serving 10 years in the Air Force he entered the private sector, where he worked as a CADD manager for Civil Engineering firms in Lakewood. In 1998 he joined an Autodesk reseller and training center to help establish in-house training and support programs. He is now the Training Center Manager for CAD-1, Inc. and has earned Autodesk Certified Instructor status. He has taught for many professional conferences and won an award from Autodesk for instructional quality. With over 20 years of industry experience in the Civil and GIS fields, Warren always tries to apply a different approach to each client, based on their particular needs.

Technical Specialist – Instructor (Geospatial)

A Technical Specialist / Instructor is responsible for assisting with pre-sales activities through software demonstrations as well as post-sales software technical support, consultation and instruction. Geospatial technical focus applies to CAD and GIS integration, Civil Engineering and Land Surveying.

Responsibilities at CAD-1

  • Product-based instruction and consultation (classroom, onsite, online)
  • Partner with sales staff on customer facing sales, pre-sales tasks (demonstrations, on-site visits, business opportunities, etc.)
  • Troubleshooting support
  • Implementation – pilot project/project mentoring
  • Maintain industry related continuing education
  • Attain / maintain state and channel requirements for instructors
  • Attend industry-related trade shows
  • Be available to travel throughout the United States for both training engagements and trade shows
  • Class content development and delivery
  • Webinar development and delivery


  • Associate in Applied Science – Engineering Assistant | 1991 | Community College of the Air Force


  • Autodesk Certified Instructor
  • Autodesk Certified Professional (AutoCAD and Civil 3D)
  • Autodesk Implementation Certified Expert


  • U.S. Air Force (10 Years)
  • Autodesk Users Group International
  • Autodesk Training Center Leadership Council | North America (3 years)


  • Years with CAD-1: 10
  • Years with Autodesk Channel: 19
  • Years in Professional Industry: 10
  • Years as Instructor / Teacher: 19

Products Taught / Supported

  • AutoCAD
  • Civil 3D
  • Map 3D
  • Raster Design
  • InfraWorks
  • Design Review
  • Infrastructure Map Server

Professional Experience

  • Designer / Drafter (14 years)
  • CADD Manager (8 years)
  • Autodesk Training Center Manager (10 years)

Conferences Taught

  • GIS in the Rockies
  • Wyoming Geospatial Conference (WYGEO)
  • Geospatial Conference of the West (GECO West)
  • Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado
  • Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) CAD Camp

Autodesk Certified Instructor
Autodesk Implementation Certified Expert


AutoCAD Certified Professional


Civil 3D Certified Professional