Erik Udstuen rejoins GE Fanuc Automation to lead its software business. Udstuen came to GE in 2003 through the acquisition of Mountain Systems, Inc., a company he founded to deliver innovative Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software products to essential industries worldwide.
“Erik rejoins GE Fanuc with extensive industry experience and domain knowledge,” said Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO of GE Fanuc. “He knows and understands our business well. In addition, he has the entrepreneurial vision and leadership qualities that will help us continue to leverage our investments in the Proficy software platform as well as look for additional opportunities to deliver growth across the business.”
Udstuen’s charge will include GE Fanuc’s software portfolio made up of award-winning Production Management and HMI/SCADA software solutions.
“I am thrilled to be back pursuing the significant opportunities to improve productivity for our customers with software solutions,” said Udstuen, whose title will be Software General Manager. “I’m also looking forward to working closely again with the world-class companies that use Proficy every day to run their facilities and businesses.”