News | CIOL Bureau – BURLINGTON, ON: Astrix Networks Inc., operating under the trade name Memex Automation, is honored to welcome legendary inventor, entrepreneur and angel investor Richard E. (“Dick”) Morley to the company’s Board of Directors.
“There are a few inventors who are considered an equivalent to Edison or Einstein,” stated David McPhail, CEO of Memex Automation. “As the inventor of the programmable logic controller (PLC), ABS brakes, computer floppy disk, and holder of 30 other patents, Dick is one such individual.”
Winner of the Business Week Entrepreneur of the Year Award (1990), and namesake of the Richard E. Morley Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Morley grew up on the streets of New York (Queens), before starting a family with Shirley, whom he was married to for 50 years.
When asked why he joined the Company as a Director, Morley said: “It is about time that CNC machines join the concept of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), in an efficient manner. This team brings the tools, technology and understanding to connect every machine to management in real-time, showing them how to make more money. I like MERLIN because it is an ideal asset manager. On a personal note, it sounds like fun: change the world, again!”
The company’s flagship product, MERLIN, delivers Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics in real-time, enabling manufacturers to enhance production and increase income and profit from operations.
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