CESMII introduces Mike Kipina, seasoned industry veteran, to lead national Business Development activities

May 1, 2020

CESMII is excited to introduce Mr. Mike Kipina to our Staff as CESMII VP of Business Development, effective May 1, 2020. Mike is a native of Ohio and Florida and will report to Howard Goldberg, CESMII’s CEO.

Mike brings over 25 years of experience in Manufacturing Execution Systems, factory automation and controls. He’s a proven IT/OT sales professional, having held sales leadership and management positions at GE, Honeywell, ABB and JMP Solutions. His experience across the industrial segments of Pulp and Paper, Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Chemicals, Water and Wastewater, Food & Beverage, Automotive and Pharmaceuticals will serve him well working across CESMII’s diverse ecosystem.

Commenting on the new role, CESMII COO Howard Goldberg said, “We’re excited to have a quality individual like Mike Kipina on board to lead our national Business Development efforts. CESMII is a community of likeminded professionals serving each other and the greater U.S. manufacturing ecosystem, and we’re confident Mike will thrive in helping us engage and grow our community.”



CESMII is the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, driving cultural and technological transformation and secure industrial technologies as national imperatives. By enabling frictionless movement of information – raw and contextualized data – between real-time Operations and the people and systems that create value in and across Manufacturing organizations, CESMII is ensuring the power of information and innovation is at the fingertips of everyone who touches manufacturing.

The Institute is accelerating Smart Manufacturing (SM) adoption through the integration of advanced sensors, data (ingestion – contextualization – modeling – analytics), platforms and controls to radically impact manufacturing performance, through measurable improvements in areas such as: Quality, throughput, costs/profitability, safety, asset reliability and energy productivity. CESMII’s program and administrative home is with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office.


– April 2020