Merit Solutions, a global provider of intelligent manufacturing solutions based on the Microsoft Azure Business Platform, today announces the appointment of Kathy Cochran as its first Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to CEO and Founder, Bill Burke, Cochran will assume responsibility for the alignment and prioritization of company resources and investments – ensuring operational excellence across the company.
“With more than 30 years of experience in driving strategic prioritization and accountability, including 10 years at Great Plains and Microsoft, Kathy will be instrumental in our growth and will help us build Merit Solutions into the preeminent partner for intelligent manufacturing solutions,” comments Burke. “We’re thrilled to add to our leadership team someone who truly shares our passion for innovation and has a laser-focus on operational and customer excellence.”
“The manufacturing industry is in transition based on rising customer expectations. With these shifts, the whole team at Merit Solutions has done a remarkable job of innovating and scaling into one of the strongest Microsoft technology partners for intelligent manufacturing solutions,” says Cochran. “As we look forward, our strategy and position in the market have never been more compelling. I am incredibly energized to help lead Merit Solutions to its next phase of innovation tied with operational excellence.”
About Merit Solutions
At Merit Solutions, our goal is to be the very best at enabling manufacturing organizations to leverage the Microsoft cloud business platform and drive intelligent manufacturing strategies. Merit Solutions is one of only a few Microsoft-only Partners capable of providing the full Microsoft platform for manufacturers – including all Microsoft Dynamics 365 apps, IoT solutions, AI/ML, Mobile, Data and BI. Merit Solutions helps manufacturers move to digital business, resulting in growth strategies based on new services models and experiences that meet the rising expectations of their customers. With offices throughout North America and Europe, more than 500 clients in 40+ countries, and a 96% client satisfaction rating over the last 5 years – trust Merit Solutions to power your intelligent manufacturing strategy.