Meet The Team

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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Doug Berger

Co-Founder

Doug’s career focuses on achieving step-change business results through proven but not widely known transformative approaches.  He collaborates with executives in areas of manufacturing, product development and business models.  Industries include consumer products, technology, food and beverage and natural resources.  Previously he held senior positions in IT, national account sales, and emerging technology marketing.

 

Doug has educated thousands of people in skills of breakthrough thinking.  He authored The Breakthrough Mind.  He is a national speaker on the topics of disruption, breakaway growth and corporate entrepreneurship.

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