Plex Systems Names Richard Murray Group Vice President of Engineering

Cloud & enterprise software leader to help extend Plex’s manufacturing cloud leadership

TROY, Mich., January 10, 2017 – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP for manufacturing, today announced industry veteran Richard Murray as its new group vice president of engineering. Murray will be responsible for research, development and engineering as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. Murray brings to the position a proven track record of product engineering accomplishments and a passion for innovation spanning enterprise software, cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cyber security.

Murray was most recently senior vice president of engineering at Bromium, where he led development for the company’s global enterprise cyber security solutions. His leadership was pivotal in building the team, processes and architecture to deliver both quality and innovation, resulting in a 1000-fold increase in product deployments during his tenure. Murray previously served as senior vice president of engineering, operations and support at CollabNet, pioneering the delivery of cloud-based solutions for software application development.

Murray held executive positions at Reuters and at TIBCO Finance Technology, where he built the firm’s first UK product engineering group. He also held leadership and hardware engineering positions at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), British Aerospace and GEC-Marconi.

Murray holds a bachelor’s in engineering from Middlesex University.

Comments on the News

“Richard is everything we look for in a leader at Plex, bringing experience that starts on the manufacturing shop floor, combined with a proven track record for pioneering technology innovation,” said Jason Blessing, Plex Systems CEO. “I can’t imagine a better addition to the Plex leadership team.”

“Plex has built something extraordinary, solving some of the ERP industry’s most complex problems by working hand in hand with manufacturing organizations to transform their businesses in the cloud,” said Murray. “Manufacturing is actively leading technology innovation into the future – and it’s an exciting time to help Plex customers take on opportunities in 2017 on beyond.”

About Plex

Plex is the Manufacturing Cloud, delivering industry-leading ERP and manufacturing automation to more than 500 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

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