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ECE Alum Jacob Lauzier Named by Business West as One of Its Top 40 Professionals Under 40

Jacob Lauzier

Jacob Lauzier

Jacob Lauzier, an alumnus of the UMass Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been named to Business West’s list of Top 40 Professionals Under 40. Lauzier, aged 35, is the co-founder and chief technical officer of the MachineMetrics company, which he helped to develop as a successful startup company, beginning in 2014, and has grown to employ more than 50 people.

According to its own website, “MachineMetrics is manufacturing's Industrial IoT Platform for Machines. We transform analytics into action through universal edge connectivity, cloud data infrastructure, and communication workflows that optimize machine operation, enhance legacy manufacturing processes, and drive new revenue streams and business models related to machines.”

Bloomberg.com noted that “MachineMetrics, Inc. designs and develops predictive analytics platform. The company offers a software that visualizes production, predicts machine problems, and maximizes manufacturing efficiency.”

Business West explained thatMachineMetrics has received multiple awards, including from Forbes, and its Boston office was named a top-100 place to work in Boston. Lauzier has led and grown the largest team in the company and built an award-winning product that has been recognized globally as Smart Manufacturing’s Industrial IoT Product of the Year.”

As Business West added, “Active outside of work as well, Lauzier is involved with Northampton Young Professionals, Hack for Western Mass., and MTConnect’s Tag Committee, where he helped develop open specifications for his industry.”

According to Lauzier, “I’m passionate about building experiences. For a long time, I was passionate about building software and the experiences that users have with interacting with that software, from the flow that they go through to make their lives easier to the joy they had with how the pixels were laid out on the screen. Now, I’m passionate about working with others to build a successful team that creates those experiences for our customers.”

Asked by Business West what he had wanted to be when he grew up, Lauzier said, “I wanted to build Legos. I got my wish — but my Legos are zeros and ones.” (July 2020)