StartProto Appoints Joe Cowan, Former CEO of Epicor Software, to its Board of Directors

StartProto, an Atlanta-based cloud software company focused on modernizing manufacturing, is proud to announce the appointment of Joe Cowan, former CEO of Epicor Software, to its Board of Directors.

“With his depth of experience and connections in the manufacturing industry, Joe will provide valuable insights on scaling our product and services for manufacturers of all sizes.” said Tim Felbinger, CEO of StartProto. “Joe’s guidance will be instrumental as we expand our footprint with larger manufacturers and scale our go to market efforts. We are so pleased Joe has joined our Board of Directors, and believe he will be a tremendous asset to StartProto.”

Joe Cowan shared his excitement about joining StartProto's board. "I look forward to working closely with the team and contributing to the company's next stage of growth." Cowan said. "There is an increasingly urgent need for modernization as many manufacturers outgrow their existing management systems and StartProto is perfectly positioned to aid them in their transformation"

Joe has a BSEE degree from Auburn, and an MSE degree from Arizona State. He has over 40 years experience in software and technology used for factory and shop floor automation, the supply chain, and ERP.  Apart from Epicor, he has been CEO of 7 software companies, both public and private.  Today he spends time investing in and advising promising companies in the manufacturing and supply chain markets, and sits on boards of public and private companies.  He is also involved with Auburn where he is on the foundation board.

About StartProto:

StartProto is an Atlanta-based software company dedicated to modernizing manufacturing through innovative and accessible software solutions. By harnessing the power of modern cloud technology, StartProto empowers manufacturers to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and achieve new levels of productivity.

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CEO, StartProto