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Our Secret Sauce.

Why

CAT Squared

 

The Lightbulb Moment

More than a software company, CAT Squared is a continuous improvement company.

CAT Squared was founded in 1995 as a small consultancy building custom software solutions for food manufacturers. Over the decades, our solutions grew and became an interconnected MES (Manufacturing Execution System) capable of controlling all processes on the plant floor. Additionally, our team developed a deep understanding of food production processes, especially in the meat and poultry industries. Our team now applies our decades of manufacturing wisdom by teaching our customers how to maximize the value of our systems and drive continuous improvement across their enterprises. 

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The CAT Squared

Difference

Complete & integrated solution

Best-of-breed capabilities for the entire manufacturing process.

Industry experience

Over 25 years of industry process knowledge demonstrated through multiple successful implementations worldwide.

Industry-specific solutions

Many solutions offer generic functionality to fit multiple industries. CAT Squared's solutions are designed to meet the unique requirements of the meat industry.

Continuous improvement

Built on LEAN manufacturing principles, our solutions are designed to drive continuous improvement at every opportunity.

Measurable ROI

While competitor solutions offer soft ROI, CAT Squared has a proven track record of yielding real payback over a short period of time.

ERP integration

Our configurable integration tool offers seamless integration with most major ERP systems including SAP, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Infor M3, Sage, JDE, Oracle, and others.

Innovation

Through a commitment to innovation, CAT Squared ensures that our customers remain highly competitive in a quickly changing environment.

Reputation

Over 25 years, CAT Squared has earned the trust of many large and small players in the food industry.

The

Legendary Team

CAT Squared's key differentiator is the experience of our leadership team.

Vernon_Smith

Vernon Smith

CEO

Vernon Smith grew up on a family-owned poultry farm in South Africa before co-founding CAT Squared in Conway, Arkansas.

Donna_Henderson

Donna Henderson

Sr. Manager - Finance & Admin

Donna is CAT Squared's Jedi master of all things finance and logistics related.

Tyler_Carroll

Tyler Carroll

Sr. Manager - Projects

Tyler applies his decade of experience leading project implementations by teaching customers how to harness data to drive continuous improvement.

Joseph Ganann

Joseph Ganann

Sr. Manager - Customer Service

Joseph has 10+ years of experience in software, project, and customer management with one goal: ultimate customer satisfaction.

Kathy_Barbeire

Kathy Barbeire

Director of Marketing

Kathy came to CAT Squared in 2015 with more than a decade’s worth of experience in web development, graphic design, and building strategic partnerships.

Jeremy_McKee

Jeremy McKee

Systems Architect

Jeremy applies his experience developing smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain to our traceability solutions.

Jack_Teague

Jack Teague

Project Manager | Technical Sales

Jack applies his knowledge from a variety of food plant experience in peach processing, egg production, and instant and frozen rice production.

Karen_Lambert

Karen Lambert

Sr. Software Engineer

Karen applies her expertise in software design and development to contribute to CAT Squared's innovative solutions.

Mark_Bowden

Mark Bowden

R&D Manager

Mark oversees the design and development of the next generation of CAT Squared software tools, which incorporate the latest Microsoft technologies.

Jeremiah_Moon

Jeremiah Moon

Sr. Software Engineer

Jeremiah has served the CAT Squared team for over a decade and is now our senior software engineer and team lead.

Lyle_Helton

Lyle Helton

Training Manager

Lyle started with CAT Squared in November 2016 as a plant subject-matter expert with 26+ years of experience in pork processing.

Art_Urdaneta

Art Urdaneta

Sr. Software Engineer | Project Lead

Since 2003, Art has employed his fluency in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and his knowledge of food manufacturing systems to support our customers.

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

Technical Project Manager

Kevin manages project implementation teams and builds automated customer reports using Reporting Services, Power BI, and CAT Squared Dashboard Designer.

Joe Wendell

Joe Wendell

Business Development Specialist

Joe joined CAT Squared with more than a decade of experience in meat processing with Cargill and Smithfield Foods.

Sheridan_Brewer

Sheridan Brewer

Implementation Specialist

Sheridan applies his experience with digital tracking systems as a food safety supervisor with our project implementation team.

Meredith-Mattingly

Meredith Mattingly

Software Developer

Meredith brings two decades of software development experience to our support team maintaining our applications.

Meet the International Team

Arturo Nito

Arturo Nito

Sr. Manager - Latin America

Since 2005, Arturo has been implementing and supporting CAT Squared solutions for various food processing companies across the globe.

Hector Barron Valle

Hector Barron Valle

Implementation Specialist

Hector is a process automation specialist with over two decades of experience in the food industry.

Sinhue Baez

Sinhue Baez

Software Development Manager

Sinhue leads the design of our system integration tools used by customers around the world and oversees the support of our .NET applications.

Enrique Espinoza

Enrique Espinoza

Software Engineer

Since 2016, Enrique has worked integrating our plant-floor system with the ERP systems of our customers in several countries around the world

Javier Jimenez

Javier Jimenez

Sales Manager - LATAM

Javier joined the CAT Squared team in 2019 and brings with him 28 years of experience in the food processing industry in various capacities.

Barbaros Ulker

Barbaros Ulker

Technical Sales - Middle East & APAC

Barbaros brings with him more than 25 years of experience working with one of the largest poultry and beef producers in Turkey as a technical manager.

Damian Clegg

Damian Clegg

Implementation Specialist - UK & Europe

Damian joined CAT Squared in 2019 bringing with him nearly two decades of experience in the food industry managing manufacturing supply chains.

Somkiat Kulklom

Somkiat Kulklom

Implementation & Support Specialist - Thailand

Somkiat joined the CAT Squared team in 2017 with a decade of experience in the poultry industry and supports our projects in Thailand.