Grantek’s Jeff Winter Explains Why the New MESA International Model is Really Needed

February 16, 2021

MESA International

MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International’s Where Manufacturing Meets IT blog features an article which examines how the new MESA International Smart Manufacturing model will provide industry with a new perspective, and a new reference, for Smart Manufacturing. This article, titled: “Why the New MESA Model is Really Needed“, features and interview with Jeff Winter, Grantek’s Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives. Jeff also serves as a MESA International Board Member and member of the MESA Model Sub-Committee.

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“This is a tremendous opportunity to provide value to people actually working on Smart Manufacturing projects for their companies. You see, there’s lots of Smart Manufacturing models out there, and many of them help you evaluate your company at a high level, for Smart Manufacturing readiness or maturity. But they all have a major failure. They don’t provide a roadmap for you and our Smart Manufacturing project. They simply don’t address the use of the various technologies.”
– MESA International’s Where Manufacturing Meets IT, February 2021

Jeff is a MESA International Board Member and member of the MESA Model Sub-Committee. Jeff is also on the leadership committee of the Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Division of International Society of Automation (ISA), a contributor to ISO (International Standards Organization) as a member of TC 184, and is newly active in several committees with CSIA (Control System Integrators Association).


Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International is a worldwide not-for-profit community of manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, consulting service providers, analysts, editors, academics and students. The combined purpose is to improve business results and production operations through optimized application and implementation of information technology and best management practices. MESA member companies and individuals have a knowledgebase that spans the full range of manufacturing environments from discrete to batch to mixed model to process. The association’s efforts are focused on helping the manufacturing community to use information technology to provide real-time visibility into the production process. Further, MESA is committed to connecting that visibility to create business results, achieving such real value chain objectives such as lean manufacturing, collaborative supply chain management, quality and regulatory compliance, asset performance management, and product lifecycle management.

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