MINNETONKA, Minn. – August 5, 2010 – The board of directors of As One Technologies, Inc., announced today that it has named David P. Wicker as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Joel Nash, who founded As One in 1994.
Wicker most recently served as president and CEO of Tekton Strategies, LLC, a management consulting firm focused on organizational optimization, strategic growth initiatives, and business leadership and integration. Prior to creating Tekton Strategies, Wicker served as president and CEO of Orion Consulting, Inc., a company he founded in 1983. While with Orion, he built the company into a leading information technology consulting firm with more than 200 employees serving Fortune 500 companies. Under his leadership the company was honored as one of the “50 Fastest Growing Companies” in the Twin Cities for three consecutive years and also received a “Quality of Life” award from the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce. Wicker was also recognized as a “40 Under 40” Twin Cities business leader by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. He sold Orion to SSi International in 2000.
“I’m very excited to be joining As One,” said Wicker. “The company’s products are unique, innovative and add real value to our customers. We have a strong team in place and we are delivering significant value to a number of leading manufacturing companies through our software solutions. I have confidence that As One has the people and products in place to make us the provider of choice when it comes to creating manufacturing efficiencies through workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration solutions that help companies produce products more efficiently, effectively and economically.”
The company currently serves manufacturers in a variety of industries including the automotive, semiconductor, industrial, specialty chemical, and aerospace and defense sectors. Clients served by As One are seeking increased efficiencies, agile control of manufacturing assets, and improved process control and product quality. The company also serves OEMs and independent software vendors by providing value-added software solutions for their products.
The company’s Catalyst™ suite of products provides customers with a comprehensive manufacturing operations management platform. Catalyst™ provides solutions for workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration. Featuring open connectivity, Catalyst™ is highly configurable and is built on a common, distributable event-driven platform.
As One Board Chairman Terry Palmberg said, “We are very fortunate to have Dave Wicker join the As One team. He has a proven and successful track record of helping technology companies grow and mature their businesses. He is the right person to ensure that As One customers receive the very best products and services to meet their exacting standards.”
Wicker currently serves on the boards of directors of multiple charitable organizations including Project Concern International which provides health and humanitarian aid in saving the lives of children and families worldwide. He has also served as chairman of the board of directors of Children’s HeartLink, an organization dedicated to international medical charity providing cardiac care to needy children. He also founded and presides over the Wicker Family Foundation, established to meet the needs of selected non- profit organizations around the world. He is a former member of Tof innovative CEOs.
Wicker resides in Grant, Minn., with his wife Mary and their two children.
Founded in 1994, As One Technologies, Inc., has pioneered a new class of event-driven manufacturing operations management software. More information on the company can be found at www.savigent.com.