MEKALA S. RAO
President & Founder

Mekala is responsible for setting the company’s long-term strategic direction and leading the development of cost-effective, next-gen products designed to optimize Manufacturing Execution Systems across industries. He brings a broad range of expertise in the MES environment, which includes developing, deploying, integrating and supporting MES solutions and ERP applications.

Early in his career, Mekala developed specialties in solution implementations and production support for leading MES applications, as well as, Supply Chain Management applications. During the last two decades Mekala has managed the complete portfolio of services and delivered solutions to an array of manufacturing and repair industry verticals, which includes Medical Devices & Diagnostics manufacturing, Electronics, Metals and Food & Beverage manufacturing.

Dr. SESHU BABU
Director – Board of Directors

Dr Seshubabu Desu is a highly regarded global subject matter expert in thin films, semiconductor processing and non-volatile memories. Dr. Desu is a Fellow of both IEEE and the American Ceramic Society.  He is currently working as CTO at 4DS Memory Limited and leads the non-volatile memory technology and product development. Prior to this, he was Dean of SUNY Binghamton’s Watson School of Engineering, Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a professor at Virginia Tech Blacksburg. He holds 30 US patents, has written over 240 refereed technical articles and is a Highly Cited Researcher. Dr Desu has co-edited six books and supervised over 30 MS and PhD theses.  His previous experience includes development of  advance thin film lighting products at GE and DRAM development at Bell Laboratories.  He is an IIT graduate from India and secured his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

RAGHU BANDA
Director – Board of Directors

Raghu Banda has 20+ years’ experience in diverse business functions including solutions engineering to development to product management to product marketing for SAP platforms. He has proven ability to present new and innovative solutions to SAP customers and marketing professionals to attain large market presence including customer experience directing significant projects from concept creation to roll-out. The last 10 years, Raghu has been involved in the definition and execution of various Analytics offerings with big data, ERP etc., at SAP. He’s now more focused on the SAP cloud foundation and adoption for the SAP’s new flagship product SAP S/4HANA. The first few years with SAP from 2001 thru’ 2008, Raghu was involved in the conceptualization, development, enablement and implementation of SAP’s Procurement and EAM product lines.

Prior to joining SAP in Jan 2001, Raghu was key contributor for various award winning projects for different clients such as Netscape, Allied Signals, NASA, etc. Raghu holds a B.S. in Computer Science and engineering.

CHRISTOPHER VOGT
VP – Sales

Christopher Vogt brings more than 25 years of technology industry leadership, computer software expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Vogt strives to help customers innovate and save money using cloud technology. Since joining Atachi, Vogt has worked to share Atachi’s strategy and vision with customers, partners and investors.

Previously, Vogt served as Vice President of Sales, at Rising Solutions where his focus on customers, innovation, improved operational efficiency, and execution led to significant company growth. Prior to that, he spent many years at Verizon Corporation, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales, and marketing roles, ultimately serving as the Director of the Western Region and leading a successful effort to streamline sales operations, strengthen the product line, and drive growth.

PAUL FIORE
VP Sales

Paul Fiore is responsible for driving aggressive sales and growth strategy.  He has a solid reputation for managing all aspects of new business development and Channel Sales as well as planning and executing strategic marketing initiatives.   Mr. Fiore is a proven sales leader with more than 25 years experience in Sales Management, Business Development, International Sales, Professional Services, Product Development, and Enterprise-level Software Solution experience. Prior to Atachi Systems, he served as Managing Principal of Berg Technology Enterprises, where he was responsible for more than $55 Million in revenue, while motivating more than 30 associates. During his 12-year tenure, the company’s revenue grew from $2.5 Million to over $55 Million in North America.

Mr. Fiore holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and is an accomplished Classical Guitarist, having held a seat in the Romero Masters Class at the University of San Diego

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