VIMANA was founded and is led by the industry’s most brilliant minds in predictive data analytics.
With backgrounds in technology, manufacturing, and data, they live and breathe industrial analytics and truly enjoy helping implement best-in-class solutions for our customers and ecosystem partners.
President & CEO
Rick brings over 30 years of experience in building startups and early-stage companies. He currently leads VIMANA in setting direction and devising a 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.
Founder & CTO
William Sobel is the Founder and CTO of VIMANA. Will authored the MTConnect industrial data standard, and he helped revolutionize the collection and analysis of machine data. Will currently leads the strategy and technology development of VIMANA’s Industrial Analytics cloud platform, smart manufacturing, and predictive maintenance solutions. He brings over 20 years of experience in successful startups and managing innovative application software product development to his role at VIMANA.
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan is the Founder and a Board Member of VIMANA. Athulan brings over 12 years of experience in Industrial IoT technology innovation and execution. Most recently, Athulan led VIMANA’s go-to-market and product development organizations. He managed day-to-day business operations and set the technical direction for the innovative technology stack and application development of VIMANA’s Industrial Analytics platform and smart manufacturing solutions.
VP of Finance
Mark brings over 25 years of experience in international financial management and accounting for large corporations and start-ups within the technology and financial services sectors. He currently leads VIMANA’s finance strategy, planning, accounting, and reporting functions building the company’s agile financial infrastructure from the ground up and guiding strategic decisions required for continued growth and success. Before joining VIMANA, he was the Chief Accounting Officer for Citadel Investment Group’s reinsurance business and has held positions at Schroders, Enron, Fidelity, and Ernst & Young.
VP of Global Operations
Hari brings over 15 years of experience in software delivery and customer success. Hari currently leads VIMANA’s global operations. He manages VIMANA’s secure infrastructure and application software operations to deliver benchmark product reliability, performance, and scalability. His skilled services team leads customers and partners through all phases of their digital transformation from initial deployment to unlocking value and maximizing results.
VP of Sales & Business Development
Kevin Fiejdasz leads global sales and business development at VIMANA. He brings a proven track record in driving sales and successful partner engagements for Industrial IoT Solutions and Services. During his eight years at VIMANA, Kevin has enabled manufacturers and partners to execute their digital transformation strategy and improve manufacturing efficiency with innovative industrial analytics solutions.
VP of Marketing
Susy brings over 30 years of experience in elevating brands, fueling lead generation, and driving revenue growth. She leads VIMANA’s marketing strategy and execution for Industrial Analytics software and services to accelerate growth and build value for our customers and partners. Before VIMANA, Susy held leadership roles at Xerox, managing sales teams and overseeing Industry Marketing and Customer Segmentation and Analytics.
Senior Director of Global Operations
Karthik Ranganathan brings 15 years of experience in leading strategic customer and partner engagements. He currently manages Industrial IoT programs and projects across Europe and Asia. Karthik leads the delivery of cutting-edge Industrial Analytics solutions from rapid deployment to the continuous realization of business value.
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