Issue: May 2006


Plexus Systems Founder Named a Leader & Innovator by Lawrence Technological University



by John Larkin

Robert Beatty, founder and CEO of Plexus Systems, providers of Plexus Online, the first true on-demand manufacturing performance system, has been named a Leader & Innovator honoree by Lawrence Technological University. The recognition was announced at a presentation ceremony held at LTU last Friday evening.

- It is an honor to be recognized as a leader in the field of innovation, said Beatty. - I formed Plexus over ten years ago in the spirit of innovation to produce the best manufacturing information system on the planet for the auto industry.

In the online profile of Beatty (http://www.ltu.edu/leaders/bio_020606.asp ), visitors can read about his thoughts on the direction of the software industry and how Beatty would like to best be remembered.

The program, sponsored by LTU, recognizes and celebrates a technology leader each week in the Great Lakes IT Report. Beatty received a plaque commemorating the honor from the University Chancellor.

In addition to this award, Plexus has achieved several recent milestones, including record sales growth, many other awards, and several new team member additions. Last quarter, Plexus was named a finalist for the Automotive News PACE Award and honored as a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.

For over a decade, Plexus Systems (Auburn Hills, MI) has maintained a singular vision -- to drive significant cost, quality and productivity improvements in the manufacturing sector from the shop floor to the top floor. Plexus Online(TM) is the first true on-demand manufacturing performance system. It delivers a powerful, real-time interface to the total manufacturing process. With the ability to manage a single facility or an entire enterprise, Plexus Online allows manufacturers to closely track critical aspects of their operation, anywhere, anytime. Plexus Online consists of over 350 functional modules allowing companies instant access to vital information using a simple web browser. Plexus Online includes shop floor control, traceability, quality management, EDI, accounting and many other capabilities configured as a fully integrated system or as a point solution to augment other ERP software. http://www.plex.com/ .


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