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.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Linkedin
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.
Vice President of Solutions | Linkedin
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.
Sr. Account Executive|Linkedin
Dave is a results-driven and solutions-focused Account Executive with an impressive track record of sales achievement across a wide range of supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and other information technology products. Effective sales leader with proven ability to develop and sell new business revenue opportunities across a broad spectrum of vertical markets. Collaborative sales team leader and top-performer who executes in both mid-market companies and the highest levels of Fortune 500 firms. Progressive experience in sales, marketing and sales management positions providing leadership in meeting and exceeding revenue objectives.
Sr. Vice President, Health Systems|Linkedin
Bernie May joined Invistics in 2017 to lead our expansion into health systems, focusing on the detection and prevention of drug diversion in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Bernie leads all our activities with health systems, including the research grant Invistics has received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study drug diversion. Bernie is responsible for all commercialization efforts of this innovative research.
Bernie has a BS degree in Pharmacy from University of Wisconsin with a Masters from University of Minnesota in Pharmacy Administration. He completed a two-year residency at United and Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN (now Allina) while completing his Masters. Following his work and study in Minnesota, Bernie worked at University of North Carolina Hospitals with a faculty position at University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy. He spent significant time supporting automation efforts and transitioned into a successful career in selling and deploying electronic medical records throughout the country.
Board of Directors
I. Sigmund Mosley, Jr.
Chairman | Linkedin
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.
Director | Linkedin
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
Scientific Advisor | Linkedin
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.
Scientific Advisor | Linkedin
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.