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 manufacturing analytics software market. Prior to VIMANA, Rick held leadership roles at various software technology and media companies.
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.
Originally from Chennai, India, Athulan developed a passion for manufacturing at an early age. He earned his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he was a developer of the MTConnect standard, and built and deployed the first suite of MTConnect-enabled applications in research and industrial environments. After meeting Will, the two of them hit it off and built VIMANA into what it is today: the most powerful predictive analytics platform for smart manufacturing.
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 domain.