As Chairman of the Board, Charles Horth brings over 25 years of managerial and entrepreneurial counsel to Factora. Throughout his career, he has excelled at forging meaningful professional relationships with key technology partners and customers. Charles is a born thought leader, with an ability to mesh current trends with future possibilities, and is regularly published in trade publications. Charles also plays a leadership role in his community, leading and participating in business and governmental committees.
As leader of the Factora team, one aspect of Barry’s role is to keep pace with the tremendous opportunities Factora is offered, the never-ending evolution of technology, and the possibilities for partnership. Another is to lead a team that has been called the best in the business, a dedicated group of experts with a bred-in-the-bone focus on client satisfaction and business outcomes.
Barry counts himself lucky to be leading an organization that was built on true integrity, with a business model that consistently brings in results for Factora customers.
Previous to Factora, Barry was with GE Digital for 15 years, in roles spanning “shop floor to top floor,” including establishing and validating a Customer Success Program designed to drive the attainment of outcomes for strategic customers.
Paul is responsible for finance and corporate accounting. He joined Factora in April 2016 after 18 years with a major global bank. Holding the CPA-CA, he has extensive experience in management and financial analysis and financing of international trade. Its role is to oversee the administrative team and advising management on all financial aspects.
Brent is Factora’s primary Solution Architect and works with the Professional Services team on new industries, technologies and concepts. He keeps abreast of advances in technologies such as UX, AR, VR, Analytics and Cloud, with the aim of improving manufacturing efficiencies and competitiveness. Brent is widely respected for his extensive MES knowledge, and deep experience in what Smart Manufacturing can bring to a manufacturing organization. His career has taken him through an incredibly diverse array of industries – from the jungles of Indonesia to the boardrooms of North America and just about everywhere in between.
Brigitte is a certified human resources professional with 20 years of experience in professional services. She has a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature as well as a teacher’s certificate. She is an ongoing student of the field of human resources, with many courses to her credit. A community-minded professional, Brigitte has served as president of the most influential environmental group in Quebec, Equiterre.
Lester Cooper spent over 30 years with two Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, culminating in his role as Director of International Business Development for GE Intelligent Platforms from 2004-2010. He is an acknowledged expert in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), international business development, and ERP. He has many years of line management experience in the automotive industry, with a track record of successfully managing, educating and motivating employees in organizations both large and small. Lester is the past president of his local Chamber of Commerce, the current president of the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation, and a member of the Factora Board of Directors.