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IQMS Director of Industry Relations Elected to MESA Americas Board

As a board member, Ed Potoczak will contribute to MESA’s initiatives aimed at optimizing manufacturers’ operations via technology solutions and best practices

PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – May 8, 2017 – IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, announced today that Ed Potoczak, IQMS director of industry relations, has been voted to the Americas Board of Directors of Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International.

MESA is a worldwide not-for-profit community of professionals from the manufacturing and technology sectors, as well as industry analysts, academics and students. The organization is focused on empowering manufacturers to improve their business results and production operations through the optimized application and implementation of information technology and best management practices. As a member of the 2017-2019 MESA Americas Board of Directors, Potoczak will contribute to MESA’s initiatives aimed at helping the manufacturing community use information technology to provide real-time visibility into the production process.

Additionally, Potoczak is a member of MESA’s Smart Manufacturing Working Group. In this role, Potoczak is collaborating with other group members to demystify technology-related information and terms—including industrial Internet-of-Things, Industry 4.0, the model-based enterprise, and smart manufacturing. The goal is to interpret how these terms apply to manufacturing or production-related operations that drive business value.

Potoczak will join other MESA Americas board members this week at the MESA 2017 North American Conference. The event runs May 8-10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio, and it is co-located with the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo.

“North American manufacturers are experiencing a renaissance as they meet businesses’ growing demands to work with companies that can go beyond cost benefits to provide agility, consistently high quality products, faster delivery, and tighter collaboration,” said Potoczak. “MESA has been at the forefront in identifying and educating manufacturers on the best practices and technology solutions that will enable them to optimize their operations and successfully compete in the global market. I am honored to join the MESA Americas Board of Directors and look forward to contributing to these efforts.”

About IQMS

IQMS uniquely combines ERP and MES functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite for running the business, backed by the real-time performance and scalability that companies demand. Developed specifically for mid-market repetitive, discrete and batch process manufacturers, IQMS provides robust capabilities for addressing strict customer and regulatory certification and compliance. IQMS achieves this by delivering traditional ERP functionality for accounting, sales orders, material requirements, inventory and purchasing, plus extended native features for CRM, human resources, production scheduling, shop floor control, warehouse and quality modules. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. For more information, please visit

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