Jay Caloras, Co-founder of Carroll Street Capital, Joins Delta Bravo AI Board of Directors

Jay Caloras, Co-founder of Carroll Street Capital, Joins Delta Bravo AI Board of Directors

Fort Mill, SC, February 20, 2024 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence, the leading Industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Caloras, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Carroll Street Capital, to its Board of Directors. Caloras brings extensive experience in private equity, alternative investment management, and technology enablement to the Delta Bravo team.

With over 15 years of experience investing across the capital structure, Caloras has a proven track record in private equity and alternative investments. He has successfully sourced and led transactions in various sectors, including media and consumer, business services, and telecom. Furthermore, he has played a pivotal role in leading operational technology transformations and serving on numerous boards throughout his career. 

Before founding Carroll Street Capital, Caloras held a senior investment professional position at MHR Fund Management, a multi-billion-dollar private equity asset manager. Prior to that, he gained valuable experience at Bain Capital, contributing to his expertise in investment management and business strategy. 

Caloras holds an AB in Economics cum laude from Harvard College and has pursued studies in machine learning through Deeplearning.AI / Stanford, showcasing his commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements. 

Delta Bravo AI is thrilled to welcome Jay Caloras to its Board of Directors, where his unique combination of financial acumen and technological expertise has already contributed to the company’s growth and success in the field of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. 

Rick Oppedisano, founder and CEO of Delta Bravo AI, expressed his enthusiasm about the appointment, stating, “We are delighted to have Jay on our Board of Directors. He processes information so quickly and has a unique perspective based on his experience in finance, technology and business process. He is a go-to call for the complex challenges that come with growth.” 

 

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Ashley West, Delta Bravo 

Email: Ashley@deltabravo.ai

 

About Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence: 

Headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Delta Bravo AI empowers manufacturers to transform data into predictive models that reduce cost per unit through improved quality, throughput and workforce readiness. The company’s flagship product, the Delta Bravo platform, offers seamless integration of machine learning and AI solutions into existing manufacturing processes and systems. Delta Bravo AI has consistently delivered greater operating margins and workforce readiness for customers such as 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. 

Jay Caloras, Co-founder of Carroll Street Capital, Joins Delta Bravo AI Board of Directors

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

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