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Rockwell Automation Has Acquired Plex Systems

Plex Systems Appoints Bill Berutti Chief Executive Officer

December 3, 2018

Plex Systems, the leader in cloud MES & ERP for manufacturing, named Bill Berutti its chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors.

TROY, Mich., Dec. 3, 2018 – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud MES and ERP for manufacturing, today named Bill Berutti its chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. Berutti has spent the last two decades in cloud and enterprise software leading global, high-growth businesses.

“The future of manufacturing ERP and MES is in the cloud, and Plex’s position at the intersection of technology innovation and manufacturing presents an enormous opportunity for growth,” said Petri Oksanen, partner at Francisco Partners and Plex Systems lead board director. “Bill’s deep enterprise software and cloud experience and manufacturing roots make him the ideal leader for Plex, and he is the right person to lead Plex in the next stage of its growth. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Prior to joining Plex, Berutti served as the president of cloud and enterprise solutions at multi-cloud management firm BMC Software, overseeing the company’s division with revenues more than $1 billion. Prior to BMC, he spent 17 years at PTC delivering solutions to manufacturers. He was PTC’s executive vice president and general manager of service lifecycle management (SLM) where he was responsible for the company’s fastest growing business unit.

Berutti holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Miami University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Finance for Senior Executives program. He is currently a board member of both product cost software company aPriori and data center hardware maintenance company Park Place Technologies. Berutti will be based in Boston.

“Plex is trusted by hundreds of modern manufacturers managing thousands of facilities around the world,” said Berutti. “I’m thrilled to join a strong team delivering a market leading product in the cloud, and look forward to helping manufacturers connect their businesses and fully take advantage of the opportunities created by Industry 4.0.”

“I am excited to see someone with Bill’s background and credentials at the helm of Plex,” said Cindy Jutras, president and founder of Mint Jutras. “It is hard for someone who has not lived in the world of manufacturing to truly understand the complexities of the industry. He will bring a blend of deep manufacturing expertise and cloud/SaaS DNA. While Plex has achieved steady, double-digit growth over the 12+ years I have been following the company, it has yet to break out with the kind of explosive growth I have always felt was possible. That window of opportunity remains open and it will be exciting to see Bill scale Plex to its full potential.”

About Plex Systems

Plex Systems, Inc., a Rockwell Automation company, is the leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, empowering the world’s manufacturers to make awesome products. Our platform gives manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business to drive transformation. The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes solutions for manufacturing execution (MES), ERP, quality, supply chain planning and management, Industrial IoT and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility.


About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 24,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing the Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit


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SHIFT Communications (on behalf of Plex)


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