The Advisory Board is constituted by individuals with life-time based know-how in the industry and key corporate and entrepreneurial experience in the target business markets, and they promote Critical Manufacturing’s interests by delivering strategic advice to the executive management board.
Founder and President at Iyno Advisors
Julie Fraser is a world-wide recognized expert in MES Systems. With over 30 years of experience as a manufacturing systems industry advisor, she is Founder and President of Iyno Advisors Inc.
She was researcher and writer of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) articles in the emerging days of using computers to support industrial business processes before joining AMR Research as Analyst, MES and Systems Integration expert, where she educated the market on an emerging category of plant wide applications called Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in writing, presentations and client advisory sessions.
Julie was VP Marketing for Baan Supply Chain Solutions, Principal and analyst at Industry Directions and led the US operations for Cambashi, providing independent research and analysis on the business reasons to use IT.
Julie Fraser has been a member of MESA for nearly 20 years having received a MESA International Outstanding Contributor Award. She is MESA's former Outreach Director and was the first Chairman of the MESA Metrics Working Group.
Director of Technology Watch & Innovation Areva
Jean-Luc Delcuvellerie brings more than 20 years of knowledge and experience in Manufacturing Operations Execution (MES, LES, WMS) for process, batch and discrete industries.
He is Director of the Technology Watch & Innovation team for AREVA, where he is in charge of the Digital Innovation and Transformation program of Engineering, Field Services and Manufacturing activities.
He started his career in System Integration & Consulting at Euriware (now part of CapGemini), where he was Consultant and Project Manager from 1986 to 1998, in charge of AI and Expert System, and CIM & MES projects.
Before joining AREVA, Jean-Luc worked for 10 years for two Manufacturing Software vendors: AspenTech from 1998 to 2003 as Batch Industries Pre-sales EMEA Director and Apriso (now part of Dassault Systèmes) from 2003-2009 as EMEA Pre-Sales Director, then MES Product Director.
Principal Consultant at CGI
Jan Snoeij is a principal member of the consultancy team of CGI's MES Centre of Excellence. He has broad experience in many different industry sectors, varying from textiles and clothing to metals, steel and automotive and from high tech electronics to food and pharmaceuticals.
Jan holds an MS degree in Applied Physics from the Technical University of Eindhoven. Jan presented papers about a broad range of subjects related to manufacturing and business performance improvement at many industry events. He is the author of the annual MES Product Survey report, of which the 14th edition was published in September 2013.
Currently, Jan is Member at Large of the MESA International Board and the MESA EMEA Board. He served as the Chairman of the MESA EMEA Board from 2007-2011. Jan instructs the Global Education Program and in 2007 was awarded the MESA International Outstanding Contributor Award.
Co-Founder of Critical Software and Managing Partner at Critical Ventures
João Carreira is a technology entrepreneur and business leader who has co-founded Critical Software in Portugal and has grown it into a global group of technology companies.
Joao serves as Chairman at Critical Software, CEO of Critical Links, Managing Partner at Critical Ventures, and Board member of the Critical Group Holding, beyond serving as as Board and Advisory Board member of a number of other technology companies.
He co-founded Critical Software in 1998 and served as its CEO through 2005, growing the company into a successful international software engineering business.
From 2006 Joao has been actively engaged in the strategic expansion of the Critical Technology Group into other market segments.
Prior to founding Critical Software, João had joined Siemens and Accenture in 1992. Joao holds a PhD in Computer Science by the University of Coimbra. João also completed his MSTC/MBA in Technology Commercialization by the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, Austin, USA and IST, Lisbon.