Plexus Systems Appoints Senior Systems Engineer

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Plexus Systems announces Tom McKeown as its senior systems engineer. He will take a leading role in innovating and developing software features for Plexus Online, the first true on demand manufacturing performance system.

McKeown brings extensive manufacturing experience and software architecture expertise to Plexus Systems. He has deep knowledge of "sequencing" and was a lead designer and developer for large sequencing projects within the manufacturing industry. With his skills, McKeown will provide Plexus Online with greater functionality for shop floor control, traceability, quality management, EDI, accounting and many other capabilities.

Prior to Plexus Systems, McKeown worked for Chrysler Corporation in the Telecommunications and Scientific Labs group in Auburn Hills, Mich. and Phoenix, Ariz. In 1996, he joined Textron (Troy, Mich.) where he designed a sequencing system and managed the manufacturing systems group. In 2003, he was named chief architect at VIA Technologies where he developed a software platform that major Tier-1 companies use for MES, sequencing and genealogy.

McKeown learned his specialized skills at the Devry Institute of Technology in Phoenix, Arizona. He earned one international manufacturing patent, and he has another pending U.S. patent for software. For his contributions at both Chrysler Corporation and Textron, he won corporate innovation and excellence awards.

About Plexus Systems

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. .

CONTACT: Peggy Fenwick of Plexus Systems LLC, +1-248-391-8000, Fax:
+1-248-393-1799, Email Contact

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