TROY – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud MES and ERP for manufacturing, today named Bill Berutti its chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. Berutti has spent the last two decades in cloud and enterprise software leading global, high-growth businesses.

“The future of manufacturing ERP and MES is in the cloud, and Plex’s position at the intersection of technology innovation and manufacturing presents an enormous opportunity for growth,” said Petri Oksanen, partner at Francisco Partners and Plex Systems lead board director. “Bill’s deep enterprise software and cloud experience and manufacturing roots make him the ideal leader for Plex, and he is the right person to lead Plex in the next stage of its growth. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Prior to joining Plex, Berutti served as the president of cloud and enterprise solutions at multi-cloud management firm BMC Software, overseeing the company’s $1.5 billion revenue division. Prior to BMC, he spent 17 years at PTC delivering solutions to manufacturers. He was PTC’s executive vice president and general manager of service lifecycle management (SLM) where he was responsible for the company’s fastest growing business unit.

Berutti holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Miami University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Finance for Senior Executives program. He is currently a board member of both product cost software company aPriori and data center hardware maintenance company Park Place Technologies. Berutti will be based in Boston.

“Plex is trusted by hundreds of modern manufacturers managing thousands of facilities around the world,” said Berutti. “I’m thrilled to join a strong team delivering a market leading product in the cloud, and look forward to helping manufacturers connect their businesses and fully take advantage of the opportunities created by Industry 4.0.”

Plex offers software from the Manufacturing Cloud, delivering ERP and manufacturing automation to more than 600 companies across process and discrete industries. Plex pioneered Cloud solutions for the shop floor, connecting suppliers, machines, people, systems and customers with capabilities that are easy to configure, deliver continuous innovation and reduce IT costs. With insight that starts on the production line, Plex helps companies see and understand every aspect of their business ecosystems, enabling them to lead in an ever-changing market.

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