Our name embodies the work we do to deliver the intelligence required to run modern manufacturing operations. The final assembly and inspection steps for many products require a degree of flexibility, adaptability, and dexterity that have historically been out of reach for machines. We turn this paradigm upside down by bringing both brains and brawn together in an integrated, end-to-end solution specifically designed for the factory floor.
Bright Machines was founded in 2018 by industry veterans who saw a unique opportunity to leverage a software-first approach to transform manufacturing. With our deep engineering expertise in software and hardware, coupled with domain experience gained from best-in-class manufacturing companies, we have built a full-stack solution for industrial automation.
Whether you want to reshore production, create a more distributed manufacturing network, or speed up your innovation process, our fast, flexible, and intelligent automation solutions can be deployed at a pace and cost that scale along with your business.
Headquartered in San Francisco, with R&D centers in the US and Israel, and field operations in the US, Mexico, China, and Poland, our global team is everywhere you need us to be.
Solutions for today, with a vision for the future
Today, we work with a wide range of global manufacturing companies, spanning industry verticals such as network and data center infrastructure, automotive components, consumer goods, medical devices, and batteries. But this is just the start. As we grow, we will introduce new software solutions that apply data and algorithms to an even wider range of factory operations, making them more efficient and effective over time. We are excited to partner with our growing list of customers – industry pioneers in their respective fields – to realize the promise of digital manufacturing and accelerate the deployment of intelligent factories.
Founded by software and manufacturing industry veterans
Launched first software-defined microfactories
Bright Machines employees and counting
We help our customers assemble thousands of products every day
Deep software, robotics and manufacturing expertise
Amar is a senior business leader with 30+ years of experience driving business and technology transformation. Prior to founding Bright Machines in 2018, he was at Autodesk, where he drove the transformation of the design software leader’s product portfolio from on-premise to SaaS and its business model from one based on perpetual licenses to subscription. He led Autodesk into the cloud and enabled the company’s 12 million customers to access their designs on nearly any device.
As Autodesk’s co-CEO and chief product officer, Amar oversaw the company’s entire software portfolio, including its innovative manufacturing and construction applications. In addition to sitting on Bright Machine’s board, Amar also sits on the board of eSilicon Corporation and advises early stage venture companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bombay University and a master’s in mechanical engineering from State University New York, and he has completed the executive managerial program at Stanford University.
Fiorella is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive with extensive experience spanning operations, human resources and executive development. Most recently, she focused her efforts on coaching executives at several Fortune 500 tech companies. She co-founded DigitalPersona and grew the company from startup to profitability. Earlier in her career, Fiorella was a member of the executive team at Logitech, Inc., where she held several management positions in operations and administration in support of the company’s rapid worldwide expansion, including setting up manufacturing operations. Fiorella graduated magna cum laude with a doctorate in psychology from the University of Rome.
Bill is an enterprise technology veteran who is energized by working with customers to solve modern manufacturing challenges. He has worked worldwide in technology sales to manufacturers for over twenty years. Having led global sales organizations at Aspen Technology, Autodesk, and Xerox, Bill has learned that that teamwork and customer success orientation are the long-term keys to success. He was most recently a partner in TechCXO LLC a management consulting firm which helps technology start-ups and high growth companies achieve their goals. Bill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration BS in Marketing from Wilkes University.
Victoria is an accomplished strategic legal advisor, with a passion for disruptive technology. Over the past two decades she’s honed her skills advising senior executives at both start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, most recently at Accenture Digital where she led a global team of senior lawyers focused on helping with their expansion into new business areas, the development and commercialization of cutting-edge technology platforms and offerings. Victoria and her team were instrumental in the hyper-growth of the company. Previously, she served in senior legal roles at Viacom and multiple startups. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, a master’s in Art History from Harvard, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Brandeis University.
Brian is a technology futurist who has spent three decades architecting cloud and desktop software for designers and engineers. Most recently, he led a 500-person platform group at Autodesk that was responsible for software development, cloud operations, product security and compliance. Previously, he led software teams developing 3D reality capture, computer graphics, augmented reality, data compression and other products. Brian holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering, both from Cornell University.
Pat is a seasoned finance and business executive with over three decades of experience. Most recently, as SVP and CFO at Avaya, he led the financial transformation of the company as it sought to restructure its financial position and transition to a publicly-traded company. Prior to this he had a 30-year career with Seagate Technology, where he served in a variety of roles, including as CFO from 2008 to 2015. Pat served on the E2open Inc. board in the role of Audit Committee Chair. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Caroline is a global industry executive with over 25 years of experience in high-tech and industrial manufacturing. She is an accomplished brand strategist and storyteller and enjoys operating at the intersection of technology innovation and customer experience. Caroline comes to Bright Machines from Honeywell, where she was most recently Vice President of Strategy and Ventures for one of the company’s four divisions. She also established Honeywell’s Corporate Marketing organization and led marketing for High Growth Regions. Before Honeywell, Caroline held leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, and Ford Motor Company. She spent over 15 years living and working internationally, including 13 years based in China. Caroline holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Abhishek is a senior product leader with experience in driving key business outcomes and customer growth at enterprise companies. Most recently, he built and lead a 100-person team of AI/ML Scientists, Product Managers, and Data and Software Engineers at Adobe where they created a new class of products for the company’s enterprise customers in analytics, experimentation, visual content understanding, experience optimization and optimal planning. His team also built the core data science and decisioning stack for driving growth and customer experience across Creative and Experience Cloud orgs within Adobe. Abhishek joined Adobe through the acquisition of a leading programmatic adtech startup, Efficient Frontier, where he led the algorithms and research team. He has also worked in management consulting in the past.
Tzahi is a global operations expert who specializes in complex supply chain, manufacturing, distribution and services. Most recently, he was president of worldwide manufacturing operations at Flex, where he was responsible for more than 150,000 employees, 100 sites and $20 billion in revenue. Before that, he founded Uniskor, an electronic manufacturing services provider, which was acquired by Flex in 2000. He has also held leadership positions in operations and engineering at ECI. Tzahi holds a practical engineering degree in industrial engineering from Tel-Aviv University and has completed executive managerial and business innovation leadership programs from MIT and Stanford.