Lou Kennedy, CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Joins Delta Bravo Board

Lou Kennedy, CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Joins Delta Bravo Board

FORT MILL, SC, FEBRUARY 13, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence, the leading Industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, is thrilled to welcome Lou Kennedy to its Board of Directors. Lou Kennedy, the President, CEO, and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, brings a wealth of experience and expertise in business leadership and innovation to the Delta Bravo team. 

Lou Kennedy is widely recognized for her remarkable contributions to Nephron Pharmaceuticals, a certified woman-owned business that has seen unprecedented growth under her leadership. The company’s state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in West Columbia now produces one billion doses of life-saving medication annually. Nephron Pharmaceuticals is also at the forefront of manufacturing opioid-free pain management drugs, demonstrating Kennedy’s commitment to delivering essential healthcare solutions. 

In 2022, Lou Kennedy announced a historic expansion with the establishment of Nephron Nitrile, a medical-grade nitrile glove production facility. This initiative represents an investment of over $100 million, creating 250 jobs in the Midlands region, contributing significantly to the local economy and supply chain resilience. 

Kennedy’s dedication to public service is evident through her appointment by Governor Henry McMaster to #acceleratesc, South Carolina’s COVID-19 advisory and recovery team, during the worldwide pandemic. She has also served as the past chair of SCbio, a statewide association promoting the life sciences industry, where she received the prestigious Pinnacle Award for her significant contributions to advancing life sciences in the state. 

Governor Nikki Haley recognized Lou Kennedy’s lifetime of outstanding service with South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Palmetto.  

Delta Bravo AI is excited to have Lou Kennedy join its Board of Directors, where her vast experience and visionary leadership will undoubtedly contribute to the company’s continued growth and success. Her appointment further strengthens Delta Bravo AI’s position in the artificial intelligence and predictive analytics industry. 

In welcoming Lou Kennedy, Rick Oppedisano, founder and CEO of Delta Bravo AI, said, “We are honored to have someone of Lou’s caliber on our Board of Directors. Like us, she is a visionary who sees the good manufacturing can do for humanity and the incredible impact of AI.  With roots solidly in place here in the great state of South Carolina, her track record of success and dedication to innovation aligns perfectly with our mission.” 

ABOUT DELTA BRAVO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Delta Bravo helps manufacturers turn data into Predictive Models that reduce downtime and waste while increasing quality and throughput. The company’s flagship product, the Delta Bravo platform, empowers rapid data transformation and offers several options for integrating machine learning and AI solutions into existing manufacturing processes and systems.  Delta Bravo has empowered greater operating margin and workforce readiness for customers like Rolls-Royce, AccuWeather, Nucor Steel, Toyota, Continental, Gulfstream and more since 2017.  For more information, please visit Delta Bravo’s website at https://deltabravo.ai.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ashley West, Delta Bravo
Ashley@deltabravo.ai

Delta Bravo AI Selected by SC for Paris Air Show

Delta Bravo AI Selected by SC for Paris Air Show

JUNE 5, 2023
ROCK HILL, SC

Paris Air Show 2023 | June 19-25 | Le Bourget, France

Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence has been selected as one of six companies joining the South Carolina Department of Commerce at the Paris Air Show in June 2023. 

The International Paris Air Show is the largest air show and aerospace-industry exhibition event in the world.  The Show will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 19 to 25 June 2023, gathering the biggest players in the global aerospace industry around the latest technological innovations.  Over 300,000 attendees from 185 countries were present at the last Paris Air Show in 2019.

The State of South Carolina is one of seventeen state departments of economic development and commerce that will host their own state-branded pavilions featuring state-based small businesses.  “Working with aerospace industry leaders like Rolls-Royce and Gulfstream has opened the doors to more opportunity,” says Delta Bravo CEO Rick Oppedisano. “We are grateful and excited to be part of the State of South Carolina delegation.”

A new ‘Made in the USA’ SME Zone, created in collaboration with State International Development Organizations (SIDO), will feature 18 companies representing seven states. SIDO is the only national organisation focused on supporting governors’ international trade agendas by serving and representing the 50 state trade agencies to the federal government.

“The SIDO ‘Made in the USA’ SME Zone provides a unique platform for states and businesses to participate in one of the most important international trade shows in the world,” said Andy Karellas, Executive Director at SIDO.  

 

Knudt Flor, former CEO of BMW Manufacturing, Joins Advisory Board of Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence

Knudt Flor, former CEO of BMW Manufacturing, Joins Advisory Board of Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence

ROCK HILL, SC, January 5, 2023 – Knudt Flor, former CEO of BMW Manufacturing, Joins Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence to Drive Smart Factory Adoption

 

Retired BMW Manufacturing CEO Knudt Flor has been appointed to the newly created advisory board at predictive analytics company Delta Bravo.

Prior to retiring in September 2021, Flor oversaw BMW Plant Spartanburg, the largest BMW Group plant in the world. The South Carolina factory exports more than two-thirds of its models to 125 global markets. For seven consecutive years, it has been the largest exporter by value in the United States. The model portfolio includes five top-selling BMW X models, four Motorsport X models, and two plug-in hybrid electric X models. During Flor’s tenure, BMW released four new vehicles, the BMW X7, X3 M and X4 M, and the BMW X3 xDrive30e, as well as next-generation models for the BMW X3, X4, X5, X5 M, X6, and X6 M. Flor is the second-longest serving president of BMW Manufacturing.

Flor was introduced to the Delta Bravo team through the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. “When I met the Delta Bravo team, I was immediately impressed by what they were doing,” said Flor. “The next wave of successful manufacturers will leverage data to improve operations and workforce readiness. Delta Bravo accelerates this process in a way that enhances the operation instead of disrupting it. I’m fascinated by the innovative work they’re doing, and excited to work alongside Rick and team.”

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Knudt’s caliber on our Advisory Board,” said Rick Oppedisano, founder and CEO of Delta Bravo. “He’s had a front-row seat for the evolution of manufacturing technology and brings decades of experience and perspective on the current challenges facing OEMs and suppliers. From the very start when we were introduced, it was clear he had ideas that would add value to our current and future customers. We’re thrilled to have him.”

Flor has also been vice president of production at BMW Plant Munich, director of BMW Plant Rosslyn in South Africa, senior vice president of corporate quality for the BMW Group, and senior vice president of Manufacturing at BMW Brilliance Automotive Joint Venture in Shenyang, China. In January 2022, Flor joined the College of Charleston as senior vice president of innovation and industry engagement.

“I have been in industry for more than 30 years, and I’ve seen and lived through the big transformation on the shop floor,” Flor said. “In the 1990s and early 2000s, automation and lean production gave us a big jump in productivity, quality and competitiveness. Machine learning and AI will have the same big impact — and it will be a radical change again.”

Manufacturing CEOs across the world are embracing Machine Learning and AI to drive the transformation, but research firm Gartner estimates an 80% failure rate for first-time AI projects.

“I’ve chosen to partner with Delta Bravo after seeing the impact of their solution firsthand,” said Flor. “They’ve spent five years building their product and practice around the needs of the manufacturer. They are an ideal solution for midsize manufacturers in the supply chain as well as larger OEMs.” 

 

ABOUT DELTA BRAVO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Delta Bravo helps manufacturers turn data into Predictive Models that reduce downtime and waste while increasing quality and throughput. The company’s flagship product, the Delta Bravo platform, empowers rapid data transformation and offers several options for integrating machine learning and AI solutions into existing manufacturing processes and systems.  Delta Bravo has empowered greater operating margin and workforce readiness for customers like Rolls-Royce, AccuWeather, Nucor Steel, Toyota, Continental, Gulfstream and more since 2017.  For more information, please visit Delta Bravo’s website at https://deltabravo.ai.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ashley West, Delta Bravo
Ashley@deltabravo.ai

Partnership Announced Between Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence

Partnership Announced Between Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence

ROCK HILL, SC, October 25, 2022 – From over 50,000 worldwide Cisco partners, Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence among 13 selected for Digital Solutions Integrator Program

Improving production throughput and workforce readiness for manufacturers while reducing waste is the focus of a new partnership between Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence, Inc. today announced it has joined the Cisco® Digital Solutions Integrator (DSI) Program. The DSI Program selects strategic partners from Cisco’s worldwide partner network to provide unique value and perspective to Cisco’s most important customers.  Out of over 50,000 Cisco partner companies worldwide, less than 20 are selected for the DSI Program.

“Cisco DSI Partners are at the forefront of digital transformation. It’s all about driving new digital conversations, and DSIs help partners quickly steer those discussions to the ‘why’. They help the customer define the digital journey in terms of investments and business outcomes,” says Nick Larison, DSI Business Development Manager. “Delta Bravo plays that role for manufacturers moving towards the smart factory. Our partnership provides an opportunity for Cisco customers to work with an industry leader, and truly benefit from integrating data across the plant floor.”

Delta Bravo works with manufacturers like Rolls-Royce, Continental, Nucor Steel and more to improve throughput and quality while reducing waste and unplanned downtime.  “Delta Bravo empowers smart manufacturing by bringing data together across operations, using machine learning and AI to spot improvement opportunities,” says Rick Oppedisano, CEO of Delta Bravo. “We improve workforce readiness with tools that help operators make better decisions faster.”

Cisco will work with Delta Bravo to provide manufacturing customers a Best Practice network and security architecture to support IoT, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence efforts across multiple plants and facilities.

A Fortune Business Insights™ report titled, “Smart Manufacturing Market Share, 2022-2029,” expects the global smart manufacturing market size to grow from USD 277.81 billion in 2022 to USD 658.41 billion in 2029 at a CAGR of 13.1% during the 2022-2029 period. Developing technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud, big data, and Machine Learning (ML) are predicted to drive customer benefit and market growth.

“Manufacturers leveraging machine learning and AI are learning new lessons about the network,” says Oppedisano. “Machine learning models often require more data to be collected more often. Robust network performance is critical. When those models go into production and the business depends on them for daily operations, data sources need to be secured to maintain accuracy and reliability. Cisco’s Best Practice network and security architecture protects the credibility and value of our customers’ smart factory investment.”

ABOUT DELTA BRAVO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Delta Bravo helps manufacturers turn data into Predictive Models that reduce downtime and waste while increasing quality and throughput. The company’s flagship product, the Delta Bravo platform, empowers rapid data transformation and offers several options for integrating machine learning and AI solutions into existing manufacturing processes and systems.  Delta Bravo has empowered greater operating margin and workforce readiness for customers like Rolls-Royce, AccuWeather, Nucor Steel, Toyota, Continental, Gulfstream and more since 2017.  For more information, please visit Delta Bravo’s website at https://deltabravo.ai.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ashley West, Delta Bravo
Ashley@deltabravo.ai

Delta Bravo Hires New Chief Data Officer

Delta Bravo Hires New Chief Data Officer

ROCK HILL, SC, September 20, 2022 – Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence, Inc., the Industrial Strength Predictive Analytics company, announced the addition of Rosemary Radich as Chief Data Officer. In this role, Radich will lead the company’s global Data & Analytics team and champion Delta Bravo’s efforts to improve operational efficiency and sustainability for manufacturers. She will serve as a member of the Delta Bravo Senior Leadership Team, reporting to Rick Oppedisano, Delta Bravo Chief Executive Officer.

“With Rosemary’s addition, we gain a talented leader to accelerate our data journey and further establish the Delta Bravo platform as a strategic asset across our customer base,” says Oppedisano. “She is an experienced, energetic culture builder who’ll help drive our next phase of growth.”

Radich has over a decade of experience building and leading enterprise data science teams.  Prior to Delta Bravo, Radich led AccuWeather’s global weather data science team, which under her leadership serviced all lines of business for a global audience and more than half of Fortune 500 companies. Radich also served as the Principal Data Scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), where she developed enterprise data strategy and delivered data science insights for more than 95,000 AVMA members. During her time at AVMA she created new digital tools and services for members, produced insights on pet ownership through acquisition, analysis, and visualization of new data sources, developed data partnerships, implemented an enterprise data management system, and developed company-wide reporting and analytics tools for executive leadership.

Radich is an experienced keynote speaker. She has spoken at events such as Microsoft Ignite and conferences for Esri and Google. She has appeared as a subject matter expert for the AccuWeather Network and her work with Spotify was featured on the Today Show. Her work has resulted in multiple patents for proprietary analytics products and processes.  Radich has also held roles at Cox Communications, where she conducted operational analysis to find ways to increase efficiency, and Meritrust Credit Union, where she performed analysis that helped leadership drive revenue and decrease expenses.

In addition to a number of industry certifications, Radich earned a master’s degree in sociology from Wichita State University, with a focus on quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

ABOUT DELTA BRAVO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence helps manufacturers turn their data into Predictive Models that reduce downtime and waste while increasing quality and throughput. Delta Bravo has driven significant ROI for customers like Rolls-Royce, AccuWeather, Nucor Steel, Toyota, Continental, Gulfstream and more since 2017.  The company’s flagship product, the Delta Bravo platform, empowers rapid data transformation and offers several options for integrating machine learning and AI solutions into existing manufacturing processes and systems. For more information, please visit Delta Bravo’s website at https://deltabravo.ai.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ashley West, Delta Bravo
Ashley@deltabravo.ai