The Invistics team is made up of seasoned manufacturing and operations research veterans who hail from research and innovation powerhouses including MIT, Northwestern, Penn State and Georgia Tech. The company has been recognized with multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and its patented technologies have received numerous awards for innovation.
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Tom Knight co-founded Invistics in 1999. As Chief Executive Officer, he has overall responsibility for the company’s solution strategy and operations. Prior to founding Invistics, Tom spent 10 years improving supply chains as a manufacturing executive at Alcoa and Siemens.
Tom has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While at MIT, he conducted research on software to improve manufacturing planning and scheduling, receiving the Goodyear Prize in Manufacturing Management from the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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Charlie Agulla leads the implementation and change management activities for Invistics. A member of the Invistics team since 2003, Charlie has more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing and plant engineering.
He began his career in the pulp and paper industry at International Paper, and moved into plant management at a corrugated manufacturing facility where he was responsible for implementing corporate-wide Lean techniques. In addition, Charlie has served in a product management role with Sun Microsystems’ software group.
Charlie is a Northwestern University alumni twice, having earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MEM from the McCormick School of Engineering. He also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Vice President, Finance
Marcia Werner leads the company’s financial activities. Prior to joining the Invistics team, she started her career with Deloitte and Touche, and has since worked with a variety of small businesses. She is an experienced financial analyst who has guided strategic business decisions for numerous Atlanta companies of varying sizes, from small entrepreneurial firms to globally-recognized multinationals.
Marcia is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Georgia. She graduated from University of Arizona with a B.S. in Business Administration. Marcia is a member of the Board of Directors for the Jones Bridge Soccer Association, and serves as the Chairperson of several Atlanta-area school committees.
Board of Directors
I. Sigmund Mosley, Jr.
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I. Sigmund Mosley, Jr. is President of Imlay Investments, Inc. Mr. Mosley received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University in 1968. From 1968 to 1969 Mr. Mosley was employed by Peat Marwick & Mitchell as a staff accountant. He joined Management Science America, Inc. in 1969 as a staff accountant and served as Secretary-Treasurer from 1972 to 1990 and was a Vice President from 1982 to 1991.
Mr. Mosley serves on the board of directors of the following private companies: Activate Systems, Inc.; CodeGuard, Inc.;Contract Packaging, Inc.; eQuorum Corporation; Rotunda Corporation; Invistics Corporation; Kelly Registration, Inc.; Photobooks, Inc.; Pramana, LLC; Global Crypto, Inc.; Sentrinsic , Inc.;Skyway Software Inc.; 2080 Media, Inc.; Urjanet, Inc. and USBA Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Mosley has invested in a several of wireless companies including People’s Cable, Correct TV, Wireless Cable of Florida and SWCC. Imlay Investments, Inc. is the personal investment company of John P. Imlay, Jr. In addition, Mr. Mosley is a Director of The Imlay Foundation, Inc., Techbridge, and Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Southeast. Mr. Mosley is also a director of GATV and TAG. Mr. Mosley was born in 1946 and has six children. Hobbies include golfing, coin collecting and reading.
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Frank Wingate is a Partner with HiTech Partners LLC.
Previously Mr. Wingate was the Co-founder and CEO of Industrial Computer Corporation (ICC) which he led from inception thru its sale to GenRad, a NYSE company. ICC developed, installed, and supported mission-critical, 7×24 computer software for real-time shop floor control that was used with manufacturing supply chain and customer order management systems, primarily for Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Wingate has electrical engineering degrees from Auburn University (B.S.) and Stanford University (M.S.). He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy at sea aboard the USS Intrepid and with the National Security Agency in Washington D.C.
Scientific Board of Advisors
Stephen C. Graves
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Stephen C. Graves is the Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management Science at MIT.
Graves received his A.B. and M.B.A. from Dartmouth College and completed his Ph.D. in operations research from the University of Rochester. Since 1977 he has been a faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has served as a deputy dean at the MIT Sloan School, 1990 – 1993 and the co-director of the MIT Leaders for Manufacturing (LFM) Program (1989- 1990 and 1994 – 2001) and the System Design and Management (SDM) Program (1999 – 2001). He served a two-year term as the Chair of the MIT Faculty, 2001 – 2003. He has joint faculty appointments with both the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Engineering Systems Division at MIT. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Singapore-MIT Alliance.
He teaches classes in supply chain planning and design, and in mathematical modeling and analysis. He has authored over 60 refereed papers and is the co-editor of two handbooks: Logistics of Production and Inventory and Supply Chain Management: Design, Coordination and Operation. Graves has served on several editorial boards for journals in operations management and management science. He has been selected as an INFORMS Fellow, a MSOM Fellow and a POMS Fellow.
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Donald Rosenfield is a Senior Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and for 26 years was the Director of the Leaders for Global Operations Program, a groundbreaking dual-degree program in Operations at MIT. Dr. Rosenfield holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University, and SB, MS and EE degrees from MIT. He is co-author of Operations Strategy, Competing in the 21st Century and Modern Logistics Management, and has written articles for a number of journals, including Harvard Business Review, Operations Research, Management Science, and Sloan Management Review.
Dr. Rosenfield’s research focuses on operations strategy, competitiveness, globalization and supply chain management. In the areas of competitiveness and globalization, he was one of the 21 members of the MIT Production in the Innovation Economy Commission. Dr. Rosenfield has served at M.I.T. since 1980 as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Visiting Associate Professor. He has also served on the faculties of Harvard Business School, the State University of New York, and Boston University. At MIT he has developed courses in Operations Strategy, Operations Management, and International Logistics.
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Leon McGinnis is Professor Emeritus in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, founder of the Keck Virtual Factory Lab and Associate Director of the Manufacturing Research Center. He is internationally known for his leadership in the material handling research community and his research in the area of discrete event logistics systems. A frequent speaker at international conferences, he has received several awards for his innovative research, including the David F. Baker Award from IIE, the Reed-Apple Award from the Material Handling Education Foundation, and the Material Handling Innovation Pioneer award from Material Handling Management Magazine. He is author or editor of eight books, one journal special issue, and more than 110 technical publications.
At Georgia Tech, Professor McGinnis has held leadership positions in a number of industry-focused centers and multi-disciplinary programs, including the Material Handling Research Center, the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems Program, the Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Program, and the Tennenbaum Institute for Enterprise Transformation. Professor McGinnis is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineering.