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Meet The Team

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Doug Caywood


Doug’s career has always had had an entrepreneurial bias while he worked FOR global technology companies and worked WITH global manufacturers.


Doug has managed global software partnerships at Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and LiveTiles.  He has extensive experience in the Consumer Goods Industry.   In addition he has been involved supporting many non-profit organizations CGF, GMA, CGT, SMLC, CESMII, and others.

Developing strategic partnerships and leveraging technology as appropriate to drive manufacturing forward are his passions.  Balancing people, process and technology.

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Jim Wetzel


Jim's career has centered around innovation and improving things.  He is known as a visionary in Smart Manufacturing and was one of the early champions nationally.

Jim spent most of his career at General Mills and retired as Director of Engineering - Global Reliability.  He was responsible for improving the existing asset base in GMI manufacturing across the globe.

Jim was Chairman of the Board of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition ( SMLC) and was the interim CEO of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

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