Mike Yost, Director, Manufacturing Excellence Program, Manufacturing Works | Chair, Industry 4.0 Club

Mike Yost is driven to get help to every manufacturer looking for results under the banner of I4.0, IIoT, Digital Transformation, or Smart Manufacturing. A seasoned industry veteran, Mike brings over 35 years of industrial, nonprofit, and leadership experience to his role as industrial guide and connector.

He’s spent most of his career engaging and educating manufacturers on the role and value of modern information and internet technologies in transforming their operations. Mike is a proven thought leader and domain expert on a national and global level, as evidenced by his leadership roles at MESA International, CESMII - the Smart Manufacturing Institute, Manufacturing Works, and the Industry 4.0 Club.

He was also a contributing expert for the World Manufacturing Forum Report in 2017 & 2019, is the creator of “project IGBYS” and the “6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing” YouTube series, and is the host of two current LinkedIn Live series: Industry 4.0 Club’s “Fireside Chat” and CESMII’s “Smart Manufacturing Mindset” series.

Mike has specialized in the Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution (MES), Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) and Operations Management software arenas since 1999.  He has strong startup experience and has held various leadership roles in automation and industrial software businesses, including GE’s Proficy Software business, Activplant Corporation and Rockwell Automation, and as founder/advisor to Bennit.ai.  

He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and lives in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. with his wife and five children.

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