Plex Names Engineering VP

TROY — The manufacturing management software developer Plex Systems has named Richard Murray as its new group vice president of engineering.

Murray will be responsible for research, development and engineering as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. He was most recently senior vice president of engineering at Bromium, a venture-backed startup in virtualization technology based in Cupertino, Calif. There, he led development for the company’s global enterprise cyber security solutions. Murray previously served as senior vice president of engineering, operations and support at CollabNet, a software development and application management tools developer in South San Francisco, Calif.

Earlier, Murray held executive positions at Reuters and at Tibco Finance Technology, Digital Equipment Corp., British Aerospace and GEC-Marconi.

Murray holds a bachelor’s in engineering from Middlesex University in London, England.

“Richard is everything we look for in a leader at Plex, bringing experience that starts on the manufacturing shop floor, combined with a proven track record for pioneering technology innovation,” said Jason Blessing, Plex Systems CEO. “I can’t imagine a better addition to the Plex leadership team.”

Added Murray: “Plex has built something extraordinary, solving some of the ERP industry’s most complex problems by working hand in hand with manufacturing organizations to transform their businesses in the cloud. Manufacturing is actively leading technology innovation into the future.”

Plex provides manufacturing management software as a service to more than 500 companies across process and discrete industries. More at

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