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Vernon Smith, President / CEO

Vernon creció en una granja avícola administrada por su familia en Sudáfrica por lo cual tiene una gran experiencia en la industria avícola. Obtuvo un título de Comercio en ciencias computacionales y economía de negocios así como un título honorífico en ciencias de la computación. Antes de co-fundar CAT² Vernon trabajó como especialista de control de procesos en la industria alimentaria. Actualmente trabaja como CFO en CAT².

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Stefan Schoeman, Vice President / CTO

Stefan tuvo su educación en Sudáfrica donde obtuvo su Certificado Nacional en ingeniería electrónica y un certificado en métrica de datos. Antes de co-fundar CAT², Stefan trabajó como ingeniero electrónico y como especialista de control de procesos para la industria metalúrgica. Él ahora trabaja como Vicepresidente y especialista de control de procesos de CAT²También diseña y desarrolla las aplicaciones de CAT² para la recolección de datos y control de procesos en el piso de la planta.

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Tom Huls, VP of Sales

Tom vino a la CAT² en el 2007 con más de 25 años de experiencia en la industria avícola. Él empezó a trabajar como representante de ventas en Big Dutchman en 1983, obteniendo ventas máximas en 1989. Tom inició después una nueva división de equipos para LATCO, una de las más grandes contratistas de construcción avícola en los Estados Unidos. Se unió a Cumberland Poultry como gerente regional en 1992 y en 1996 se convirtió en el presidente de la compañía. Tom usa su conocimiento obtenido en sus años de experiencia para las ventas, manejar contratos de los clientes y organizar los eventos patrocinados por CAT².

Kathy Barbeire-Bruton, Marketing Manager

Kathy came to CAT2 in 2015 with more than a decade’s worth of experience in web development, graphic design, and building strategic partnerships. Kathy graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional and technical writing and a double minor in sociology and information technology. She worked as a project manager at Ken Hubbell and Associates for five years managing communications and strategic planning projects for the firm’s clients including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the University of Namibia’s Northern Campus. She then worked at Our House, a shelter for the working homeless. There, she built systems to track clients’ progress through the shelter’s programs and built strategic partnerships to expand the shelter’s adult education programs. Most recently, Kathy served as director of marketing and public relations for The Salvation Army’s Central Arkansas Area Command for over five years. She is currently completing an MBA at UALR.

Aristides Urdaneta, Customer Support Manager

Aristides tuvo sus estudios en Venezuela donde obtuvo una licenciatura en administración de sistemas de información y una maestría en finanzas. Inició en la industria alimentaria en 1991 y trabajó como gerente de TI-ERP de la compañía de alimentos más grande en Venezuela antes de traer su experiencia con el mercado Latino Americano a CAT², donde ahora labora como Gerente de Soporte al Cliente.

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Jeremiah Moon, Sr. Software Engineer / Team Lead

Jeremiah graduated from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) with a Bachelor of Computer Science degree with a minor in management information systems. He has served the CAT2 team for over a decade and is now our senior software engineer and team lead. In this position, Jeremiah is responsible for project management, software development, documenting technical specifications & requirements, customer support, and managing one of our software development teams.

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Mark Bowden, Research & Development Manager

Antes de unirse a CAT² en el 2006, Mark fue un desarrollador líder y analista de proyectos senior para la división de software médico de General Electric. Ahora Mark supervisa el diseño y desarrollo de la siguiente generación de herramientas y software de CAT², los cuales incorporan la última tecnología de Microsoft que incluye el framework .NET y reporting services. También usa su experiencia en el desarrollo de innovadores conjuntos de software integrado para proveer a nuestros clientes de aplicaciones de alta calidad y con características valiosas.

Brandon Murphy, Professional Services Manager

Brandon graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) with a double major in technical writing and political science. During his college years he worked at Tyson Foods, including an internship as a Debone Supervisor. Brandon then received his master’s degree from UALR in technical writing, with a focus in software writing & implementation. After graduation, he worked as a user education specialist for the Acxiom Corporation, where he focused on software usability and end-user training. Brandon now serves as CAT2's professional services manager, where he is responsible for ensuring that our solutions and implementations are user-friendly and efficient, that our training methodology and practices are robust and effective, and that our software and support documentation is thorough and all-inclusive. He also teaches online writing classes for UALR's Nursing Department, is HACCP certified through the NSF, and is a certified Taekwondo instructor.

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Karen Lambert, Development Manager

Karen tiene una licenciatura de la Universidad Central de Arkansas en Sistemas Administrativos de la Información con un énfasis en programación y análisis. Ella se unió a CAT² en el 2003 y trabajó previamente como Gerente de Soporte al Cliente en la compañía. Karen actualmente trabaja como Gerente de Desarrollo de CAT².

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Donna Henderson, Project Administrator

Donna Henderson came to CAT2 in 2011 with 25 years of experience in purchasing, project management, and logistics. She studied business administration at Mountain View College in Dallas, TX. As project administrator, Donna manages all aspects of project accounting, purchasing equipment, materials management, and logistics. In her spare time, Donna loves to camp, hike, and spend time with her family.

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Brandon Butler, Hardware Manager

Brandon Butler graduated in 2000 from ITT Tech with an Associates in Electronics and Applied Science degree. He came to CAT2 in 2007 with 15 years of experience in automation and PLC’s. His responsibilities include the assembly and installation of our equipment along with researching and testing new equipment to meet our customers’ needs.

Arturo Nito, Implementation Specialist / Senior Manager of CAT2 Mexican Office

Since 2005, Arturo has been implementing and supporting CAT2 solutions for various food processing companies in Latin and Central America, Turkey, and the United States. He earned his degree as a computer systems engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya (ITC) and has over 20 years of experience in IT with troubleshooting and improving technical processes. Prior to coming to CAT2 he worked for General Electric, supervising and coordinating the installation of electric turbines.

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Max Rivas, Latin America Sales Manager

Max earned his degree in industrial engineering in 1996 and a MBA in 2002 from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. In 2002, he became plant manager for the Tyson de Mexico plant in Torreon, which was the largest poultry plant in Mexico at that time. After extensive training and experience with HACCP, GMPs, TIF, and quality assurance, he co-founded Grupo Lujor, a business serving up to 12,000 meals a day to processing facilities in the Free Trade Zone of Mexico. Max designed and built two food processing facilities, one in Monclova Mexico with a capacity to serve 3,500 meals a day and one in Torreon with the capacity to serve 80,000 meals a day. Max came to CAT2 in February of 2012 and leads business development in Latin and South America.

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