Craig Piekarz

Craig Piekarz

Founder, CEO

Craig has been designing and developing enterprise software applications for his entire 25 year career. His software applications are used for monitoring, managing, planning, automating and optimizing business and manufacturing processes in international Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage and Financial corporations.

His rigorous software discipline was honed early in Craig's career working on critical applications in the highly-regulated environment at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Later, at DuPont, Craig designed and developed a series of software applications to improve the operational efficiency of the paint manufacturing facilities in the US and Mexico.

In 1991, Craig joined Joe McDermott at Datalogix to help bring their 2nd generation Process Manufacturing ERP system (GEMMS) to market. Craig was responsible for application design and full-life-cycle development including JAD (Joint Application Design) sessions and Beta programs as well as maintenance of the product.

As a member of the executive transition team, Craig stayed with Oracle Corporation after their acquisition of Datalogix to manage the smooth transition of his organization and product GEMMS into its current state: 'Oracle Process Manufacturing -OPM'. Here, Craig also completed his APICS coursework in Master Planning, Materials and Capacity Planning and Production Control.

Craig rejoined Joe McDermott, (now at Formation Systems) to develop the product strategy, functional design, and to build the development organization for Optiva. Optiva product is an enterprise-class Process PLM application designed to accelerate the product development life cycle through improved and automated business processes.

Craig has spent the past 4 years developing and refining a repeatable, reliable off-shore software development and delivery model with Venunath Chigullapalli and the rest of the BostonLogix Management Team. As a Sr. Partner in the firm, Craig successfully built and ran the North-East Region for Fusion Technologies, Inc. Craig's group specialized in designing and developing add-ons for Enterprise Applications, Integration, Business Intelligence and Commercial Software outsourcing.

Craig holds a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and in addition to contributing his organization and business building skills, he provides strategic Management Consulting and personally oversees the Design Process of BostonLogix applications and solutions.