John Dyck was appointed CEO of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) in June of 2018. John is practical visionary with a passion for innovation in the Manufacturing IT space. He’s known globally as a domain expert on both technology and business management in the nexus that often separates IT and Operations. For the past 5 years, he has been focused on how innovations like Cloud and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) impact manufacturing and has pioneered the application of these technologies in a wide range of manufacturing operations across many industries. John was recently awarded a number of patents for the application of IIoT and analytics in manufacturing workflows and business processes.

John comes to CESMII from Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), where he was the Global Director of Software Business Development. In this role, he helped drive the transformation of Rockwell Automation to a leadership position in software for manufacturing. He was responsible for strategy development, and the acquisition and development of capabilities needed to transform their software portfolio. John developed and began the execution of a multi-year software acquisition strategy to shape Rockwell Automation’s software portfolio. He was a key leader in shaping their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategy and was responsible for their global Strategic Alliance with Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft). Prior to his role at Rockwell Automation, John led the Product Management and Marketing teams for GE Fanuc (now GE Digital), (NYSE: GE) with responsibilities for the entire Production Management software portfolio (Proficy), including Workflow, Historian, Portal, Tracker, MES and many other software modules. He developed close relationships with many large, key manufacturers. Mr. Dyck played a key role in building a software startup in the Manufacturing Intelligence space. As Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for ActivPlant, he was instrumental in raising over $20M in VC funding, and developed and implemented a successful sales and channel strategy, resulting in significant revenue growth.

John currently serves as the immediate-past Chairman of MESA International’s (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) Board of Directors. He holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from Conestoga College.