Critical Manufacturing boosts its presence in the Americas with new strategic hire

Critical Manufacturing is pleased to announce that Jonathan Karmaou has joined Critical Manufactuing as Director of Business Transformation. In his new role, Jonathan will establish a consulting practice centered around digital transformation and enterprise implementation strategies and will lead the US based and offshored project management teams serving Critical’s growing US customer base.

Jonathan Karmaou is an expert in planning and overseeing digital transformation programs, having spent his entire career in manufacturing, working with large enterprises across many complex industries including Semiconductor, Life Sciences, Automotive, Aerospace and Defence, Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage.

Jonathan has held consulting positions at some of the largest consulting practices in the world with a strong focus on creating Center of Excellence (CoE) governance models, value chain mapping, business process mapping, and developing best practices and standards across enterprise solutions. Jonathan has also worked on leading Digital Transformation Programs which includes; MES, Industry 4.0 Connected Factory, PLM, ERP, QMS and Business Intelligence.

“Critical Manufacturing is growing at a rapid pace and North America is a strategic market for our core industries and expansion plans,” said Francisco Almada Lobo, CEO of Critical Manufacturing. “We are redefining the role of manufacturing execution systems and we attribute our growth to our highly innovative and flexible platform that goes beyond the boundries of traditional MES to become a key enabler for smart manufacturing. Almost all manufacturers today have digital initiatives, almost certainly accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, to drive more agility, efficiency and resiliency to change. Jonathan’s extensive experience will help our customers to navigate their successful digital transformation journey.”

Karmaou said: “I look forward to building strong realtionships with Critical Manufacturing’s customer base and helping them to create strategies to integrate and automate enterprise applications from the shop-floor to the top-floor. My goal is to deliver the highest quality solutions possible with an in depth knowledge of people, processes, technology and high quality deliverables for true manufacturing excellence. I believe Critical Manufacturing’s strong vision and roadmap for the integrated digital factory perfectly positions us to help our customers become stronger, more agile and ready for the future.”

Francisco Almada Lobo concluded: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Karmaou onboard to further solidify our presence in the Americas. His exceptional leadership abilities and proven track record in helping manufacturers realize the benefits of digital transformation will be a huge benefit to our expanding customer base, and accelerate our growth in this important region.”

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