CADshare was founded by Chris Acheson in 2014. Chris, a mechanical engineer, had just returned to the UK from a 10-year stint in Australia where he worked in the Mining and Mineral Processing industries. The seed for CADshare was sown when Chris found himself commissioning equipment in a coal mine in a remote corner of Shanxi Province, China. With pressure mounting on the job to get product through the plant, Chris couldn’t believe it when the right part turned up (a vee-belt pulley to facilitate a speed change) but with no bolts to install it with. Try finding 8 M16 bolts in rural China in a hurry! The idea took further shape as Chris went on to manage project teams on mines across Australia and witnessed first hand the difficulty of ensuring the right parts would be available during planned maintenance shutdowns or in breakdown situations.

Chris was joined by Neil to provide the technical capabilities that would be required to deliver an innovative platform with a relentless focus on usability. Neil has been designing engineering software for years and comes from a family with a rich history in manufacturing.

Our team has grown as our business continues to enjoy success and we continue to help manufacturers sell more parts through our intuitive e-commerce platform.

Our Team

Staff Member of CADshare Chris Acheson

Chris Acheson

CEO & Founder

Mechanical engineer pointing new technologies at manufacturers trickiest problems

Staff Member of CADshare Neil Montgomery

Neil Montgomery


Focused on building customer centric applications

Staff Member of CADshare Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell

Senior Software Engineer

Maintaining and developing our systems to provide value to our customers

Staff Member of CADshare David Miller

David Miller

Senior Software Engineer

Focused on delivering robust and reliable software platforms and solutions

Staff Member of CADshare Amber McGregor

Amber McGregor

UI/UX Designer

Designer of digital experiences driven by what the end-user needs

Staff Member of CADshare Jim McMaster

Jim McMaster

Sales Executive

Technical Publications specialist with a passion for digital transformation