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Factora announces hiring of Raj Jakhete to Lead Expansion Plans

By Ken Briodagh November 08, 2017

In a recent release, Factora Solutions announces the expansion of its sales and business development team with the hiring of Raj Jakhete, an accomplished IT executive with global experience and a strong track record.

Appointed to the position of Senior Director, Business Development, Jakhete brings to Factora a wealth of experience in diverse industries, the release said, including in consumer packaged goods, oil and gas, chemicals, polymer, industrial products, aerospace, electronics and metals and mining.

“Raj is a recognized leader and someone who’s been on our radar for quite some time,” says Charles A. Horth, CEO, Factora. “His arrival fits well with our growth plans as we continue to help our customers realize savings and efficiencies through the intersection of technology and manufacturing.”

Jakhete has led operational IT and full life-cycle IT projects and programs including development of vision, strategy and roadmaps. With a deep techno-functional knowledge of manufacturing, supply chain, business, engineering, automation and marketing functions, he has also helped organizations improve business processes and introduce change management and governance processes.

“I’m extremely pleased to be working with Factora and joining such a competent and accomplished team of professionals,” says Jakhete. “The success of any project comes down to people and I’m convinced we have the team to deliver our promise of helping industry leaders reach their full potential in the area of IIoT and Smart Manufacturing.”

Prior to joining Factora, he led manufacturing systems including MES, automation (ASRS, SGV), quality, reliability, maintenance, engineering and energy at First Quality. Before that, he was a member of IBM’s Global Business Solutions team where he helped global industrial clients on their journey to digitization, technology modernization, business transformation and strategic outsourcing partnerships. Before joining IBM he led manufacturing, supply chain, automation and marketing systems organizations at Sunoco.

Based out of the Factora Atlanta office, he and his wife reside in a suburb of Philadelphia and have three children.

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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