Plex Expands Leadership Team
Appoints Elisa Lee, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary; Todd Weeks, Vice President, Cloud Operations
TROY, MICH., March 8, 2016– Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP for manufacturing, today announced the appointments of Elisa Lee as chief legal officer, general counsel and corporate secretary, and Todd Weeks as vice president, cloud operations. Both Elisa and Todd will serve as members of Plex’s executive leadership team.
Elisa Lee Joins as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
As chief legal officer, Elisa Lee oversees all legal, intellectual property, corporate governance and compliance operations for Plex.
She brings Plex a background that includes leadership roles in cloud software and manufacturing organizations, as well as extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate and securities law. Most recently she served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at SaaS mortgage solutions provider Ellie Mae, and prior to that as senior counsel roles at The Cooper Companies and its medical device manufacturing subsidiary, CooperVision. She started her career as a corporate lawyer specializing in capital markets and company representation at Latham & Watkins LLP, one of the largest global law firms.
Elisa holds a juris doctor degree from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Todd Weeks Joins as VP of Cloud Operations
As vice president, cloud operations, Todd Weeks is responsible for architecture and deployment of Plex infrastructure to support customers’ global operations.
Todd brings extensive experience in architecting and managing large-scale, global technology platforms. He joins Plex from Sears Holdings Corp., where he was responsible for the operation of multiple data center facilities, infrastructure and platforms supporting all of Sears online properties. This included Sears’ online marketplace, which contains more than 200 million products.
Prior to Sears, Todd held the dual role of global head of enterprise platform services and global head of hosting, client computing, security, and networking at Novartis. He also served at Microsoft for more than 10 years, most recently as senior director of cloud engineering solutions.
Todd holds a bachelor‘s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Washington. He is a graduate of the Microsoft Business and Organizational Leadership Program at the Wharton School.
Comments on the News
“Elisa’s experience in cloud, manufacturing and corporate law, along with Todd’s extensive background in building out global technology platforms, will be incredibly valuable as we continue to extend Plex’s industry leadership,” said Jason Blessing, Plex Systems CEO. “I’m incredibly excited to welcome them both to the Plex team.”
“Plex combines the innovative spirit of manufacturing with cloud technology, putting us in an ideal position to help transform some of the most important industries in the world,” Lee said. “I couldn’t be more excited to join such a great team at an important time in the company’s history.”
“The cloud is transforming global business, helping manufacturers improve efficiency, while achieving new levels of quality and innovation,” Weeks said. “Today, Plex has more than 450 customers operating nearly 1,500 manufacturing facilities across 22 countries. We’re just getting started, and I look forward to working with the team to continue to design and scale our operations as we grow to support thousands more organizations around the world.”
Plex is the Manufacturing Cloud, delivering industry-leading ERP and manufacturing automation to more than 450 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. Learn more at www.plex.com.
SR. MANAGER, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS