Savigent Software’s Jimmy Asher Announced as Recipient of the 2016 ‘Outstanding Contribution to MESA’ Award

The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International has announced the winners of its 2016 ‘Outstanding Contribution to MESA’ award. This year’s award has been presented to Jimmy Asher of Savigent Software. The annual award was established in 2008 to recognize the effort and dedication of individuals whose personal contributions have greatly benefited the entire association.

Immediate-Past Chairman and Board Member at Large, John Dyck, shakes hands with award winner Jimmy Asher.

MESA International Immediate-Past Chairman and Board Member at Large, John Dyck, shakes hands with award winner Jimmy Asher.

Commenting on the award, Jimmy Asher states, “I’m honored to be recognized with MESA’s Outstanding Contributor Award, as I join the company of those that provide so much to MESA. MESA’s existence is crucial to manufacturing and IT systems – as MESA provides a neutral venue to discuss and share common, time-relevant best practices with an eye to future trends and needs. While this award recognizes me as an individual, I enjoy support and collaboration from many within an organization that I am proud to be part of and serve. I encourage anyone to play an active role in an area that aligns with their passion and/or skills.”

MESA International is working to establish a global baseline of knowledge about the role and business value of Information Technologies in production operations that will help everyone – manufacturers, producers, and solution providers alike. Asher and the entire Savigent Software team have contributed to this work and continue to be leaders in Smart Manufacturing, providing industry expertise and practical insights.

Savigent Software joined MESA International as a Platinum Keynote Sponsor in 2014. Jimmy Asher, Director of Product Strategy for Savigent Software, serves as treasurer for MESA International Board of Directors and as chair for the Finance Committee.

About MESA International

MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International is a global, not-for-profit community of manufacturers, producers, industry leaders and solution providers who are focused on improving Operations Management capabilities through the effective application of Information Technologies, IT-based solutions and best practices. To accomplish this, we:

  • Enable members to connect, contribute, cultivate understanding, and exchange strategies to drive operations excellence.
  • Collect, share, and publish best practices and guidance to drive greater productivity and the overall profitability of the manufacturing enterprise.
  • Educate the marketplace on manufacturing operations best practices through the MESA Global Education Program.

For more information about MESA, visit

About Savigent

Savigent Software pioneered a new class of event-driven manufacturing operations management software. The company has served manufacturers in a variety of industries including automotive, semiconductor, contract manufacturing, industrial, specialty chemical, food and beverage, energy, consumer packaged goods, plastics and glass manufacturing, and aerospace and defense. Customers served by Savigent Software are seeking increased efficiencies, agile control of manufacturing assets, and improved process control and product quality. The company also serves OEMs and independent software vendors by providing value-added software solutions for their products. Its Savigent suite of products provides solutions for workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration.




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