Rick Moran, VIMANA CEO and President

Rick Moran

President & CEO

Rick brings over 30 years experience in building startup and early-stage companies. He currently leads VIMANA in setting direction and devising strategy to guide the company to a best-of-breed position in the highly complex, competitive industrial analytics software market. Prior to VIMANA, Rick held leadership roles at various software technology and media companies.
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer

Athulan is responsible for the day-to-day business operations and leads R&D, product, sales, marketing, and field services. He spearheads the strategy and technology development of VIMANA’s Industrial Analytics platform and smart manufacturing and connected product solutions. His focus is to bring deep alignment between go-to-market to technology development to enable agility, scalability, and customer responsiveness. Athulan was a developer of the MTConnect standard, and in 2009 co-founded VIMANA, and launched the first cloud-based smart manufacturing application. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Barry Kaplan, Chief Information Officer

Barry Kaplan

Chief Information Officer

Barry is the brains behind VIMANA’s multi-tenant architecture system. He is instrumental in leading the deployment of numerous high volume, high availability financial systems based on scalable domain models, high-speed data capture, complex event processing, forward chaining rules engine, and rich data visualization. His advancements have formed the foundation of the VIMANA products, bringing in a new level of capabilities to the manufacturing and connected products domain.
William Sobel, Co-Founder And Advisor

William Sobel

Co-Founder and Advisor

Will is the creator of the MTConnect standard, he helped to revolutionize the collection and analysis of machine data. He currently stands as the Chair of the MTConnect Technical Steering Committee, and brings over 20 years of experience in successful startups and managing the development of innovative application infrastructure software products to his role at VIMANA.