Leadership Consulting - Smart Manufacturing - Mike Yost

Mike Yost, Managing Partner, Smart Transformations
- Co-Founder & CMO, Bennit Inc.
- Outreach Advisor, CESMII - The Smart Manufacturing Institute

A proven industry executive, Mike is the Managing Partner at Smart Transformations - a specialized transformation consultancy team focused on industrial companies and their technology supply chain. Mike co-founded Bennit Inc. in 2016 to address a gap in the IIoT marketplace and functions as CMO. He is also currently an advisor to CESMII Senior Staff, where he provides market insights and shapes messaging, marketing and go-to-market strategy.

Mike has specialized in the Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution (MES), Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) and Operations Management software arenas since 1999 and is recognized globally as a thought leader in this space. He’s the creator and co-host of CESMII's ‘6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing’ webcast series and was a contributing expert to the development of the 2019 World Manufacturing Forum Report - Skills for the Future of Manufacturing.

Mike brings over 30 years of industrial, commercial and management experience to his senior leadership roles. He previously spent 8 years as President of MESA International, a global, not-for-profit industry association, and held various commercial leadership roles in automation and industrial software businesses, including GE’s Proficy Software business, Activplant Corporation and Rockwell Automation.

Mike holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and lives in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. with his wife and five children.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Additive Mfg/ 3D Printing
Automation
Big Data / Analytics
CI/Lean Mfg
Digital Manufacturing
Digital Twin / Thread
Eco/Sustainable Mfg
Energy Productivity
Enterprise Systems
Ergonomic Engineering
Executive Leadership
Health & Safety
Industrial Cybersecurity
Machine Learning/AI
Maintenance Mgmt/APM
MES/Workflow
Plant Performance Mgmt
Process Engr/Reliability
Product Design/PLM
Quality/Quality Mgmt
Robotics & Cobotics
Smart Manufacturing/I4.0
Supply Chain Mgmt
Systems Integration
Value Benchmarking
Warehousing/Logistics
INDUSTRY EXPERTISE:
All Industries
Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Beverage
Cement
Chemicals/Specialty Chem
Consumer Goods/CPG
Electronics/Semi
Food
General/Discrete Mfg
Glass Manufacturing
Life Sciences/Pharma
Machining
Medical Devices
Petroleum/Oil & Gas
Pulp & Paper
Steel
Warehousing/Logistics
ECOSYSTEM ROLE:
Consortium/Industry Assoc/ Standards Body
Consultant/Analyst
Machine Builder/Original Equipment Mfr
Manufacturer
Systems Integrator
Vendor/HW or SW
Listing created May 2, 2020