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Meet The Team

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Doug Caywood

Co-Founder

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

Co-Founder

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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