Savigent Software’s Rick Strahl Named Chair of MESA Production Process Management Working Group

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – Savigent Software, Inc., a leading provider of event-driven manufacturing operations management software, has announced that its Director of Customer Success, Rick Strahl has been named chair of the MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International Production Process Management Working Group. The group will explore the challenges manufacturers face in automating their processes and develop best practices and technical content.

The scope of the working group will include examining the overlap between business and production processes, engineering and process automation solutions. Strahl will oversee the working group, leading the review and development of technical content and ensuring that the working group is properly engaged in bringing value to MESA members and the industry at large.

“Manufacturers know that making their processes more efficient through automation and technology needs to be a priority in today’s data-driven, fast-paced business environment,” said Strahl. “I am eager to work with my peers on identifying high-value technical solutions and developing best practices to guide manufacturers’ improvement through integration of their processes resulting in increased production efficiency and higher profits.”

MESA International President, Mike Yost, said, “I am confident that Rick will be a strong leader and advocate for this group. His expertise and insight will be huge assets when tackling issues related to production process management, which is one of the most important topics we’re focused on today.”

The Production Process Management Working Group is currently accepting new members. MESA members can sign up to join the working group by visiting

Savigent Software joined MESA International as a Platinum Keynote Sponsor in 2014. In addition to Strahl’s chair position, Jimmy Asher, Vice President of Product Strategy for Savigent Software, serves as treasurer for the MESA International Board of Directors and as chair for the Finance Committee. Mark Besser, Vice President of Customer Success for Savigent Software, serves on the MESA Americas Board of Directors and as chair of the Membership Committee.

About MESA

MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International is a global, not-for-profit community of manufacturers, producers, industry leaders and solution providers who are focused on improving Operations Management capabilities through the effective application of Information Technologies, IT-based solutions and best practices.  To accomplish this, we:

  • Enable members to connect, contribute, cultivate understanding, and exchange strategies to drive operations excellence.
  • Collect, share, and publish best practices and guidance to drive greater productivity and the overall profitability of the manufacturing enterprise.
  • Educate the marketplace on manufacturing operations best practices through the MESA Global Education Program.

For more information about MESA, visit

About Savigent

Savigent Software pioneered a new class of event-driven manufacturing operations management software. The company has served manufacturers in a variety of industries including automotive, semiconductor, contract manufacturing, industrial, specialty chemical, food and beverage, energy, consumer packaged goods, plastics and glass manufacturing, and aerospace and defense. Customers served by Savigent Software 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. Its Savigent suite of products provides solutions for workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration.







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