BOSTON, —MachineMetrics, manufacturing’s leading industrial data platform, today announced the appointment of Jon Cowan as its chief revenue officer (CRO). As CRO, Cowan is responsible for driving MachineMetrics’ growth to meet increasing customer demand for MachineMetrics’ proven solutions for manufacturers.
Cowan joins MachineMetrics from PLEX Systems, which was recently acquired by Rockwell Automation for $2.2B, where he served as Vice President of Sales, and brings a track record of successful enterprise software sales management. His extensive experience leading and scaling sales organizations within the enterprise software and SaaS space, along with his domain expertise in manufacturing and IoT technology, makes Cowan a natural fit for MachineMetrics as the organization expands its market reach.
“MachineMetrics has become a leading solution for overcoming the production and labor shortages the manufacturing industry is experiencing right now,” said Bill Bither, CEO and co-founder of MachineMetrics, “Jon joins the company during a chapter of rapid growth. His expertise in bringing enterprise-level SaaS solutions to global manufacturers comes at a perfect time for MachineMetrics to help us meet our growing demand.”
"Having spent my entire career in the manufacturing space, I’ve grown to appreciate the critical importance of real-time data at the machine level providing actionable insights to manufacturers. MachineMetrics is on the forefront of a shift by manufacturers aiming to leverage IIoT technologies to provide these insights,” said Cowan, “I’ve not only been impressed with the platform and capabilities, but the people and overall culture as well. It's easy to see why they have a leadership position in the market."
The announcement comes weeks after MachineMetrics closed its $20 million Series B financing round, which the company plans to use to scale its platform globally and democratize access to the machine insights that power manufacturing operations.
The past year propelled significant customer expansion and new customer acquisition for MachineMetrics as manufacturing companies accelerated digital transformation plans in the wake of the pandemic and sought more vertically focused, rapid-value creating solutions.
Their platform is now used by hundreds of customers and has connected to thousands of machines globally. These manufacturers, which range from small contract manufacturers to some of the world’s largest OEMs, are leveraging MachineMetrics to enable remote visibility into real-time production, identify production bottlenecks, predict machine failures, improve quality, and build workflows that automate the operation of machines.
MachineMetrics’ intuitive and flexible machine data platform easily collects and analyzes data from any piece of manufacturing equipment to deliver powerful, actionable insights for factory workers in a matter of minutes, driving decisions from anywhere in the world at any time that go right to the bottom line starting from day one. Today, hundreds of manufacturers have connected thousands of machines to MachineMetrics across global factories, from mom and pop job shops to some of the largest manufacturing companies in the world, leveraging their plug and play machine data collection, monitoring, analytics, and automation to increase production visibility, predict machine problems, and empower data-driven workflows to automate the operation of the machine. For more information, visit: www.machinemetrics.com
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