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Edward Rodden

CIO, SugarCreek

Ed Rodden joined SugarCreek in September 2002 with a long and distinguished record of accomplishments as a multi-disciplined executive with functional and management experience in Information Technology, Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Research and Development and Sales and Marketing.

Rodden has been selecting, designing, building and implementing Information Systems throughout his career and has three functional patents to his credit. He has a wealth of experience leading functional areas of companies in packaging and food. As VP of Sales and Marketing at Calmar Dispensing Systems, he led the direction of Research and Development.

Rodden took on the role of CIO for SugarCreek in September of 2013.

Under Rodden’s leadership, the Information Technology Group has become a highly focused business change agent, driving the business towards its strategic goals using technology and targeted applications. A defining project is underway to take full advantage of available technology in its new 418,000-square-foot plant in Cambridge City, Indiana,which opened in July of 2015.

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Ninety Two Billion dollars, annually. A number, if expressing revenues, would represent a very large tech company. This is the annual budget for the Federal Government IT department, or somewhere in that vicinity depending on the source. Some forecasts call for it to reach One Hundred and Forty Billion by the mid 2020’s. Wow. Now consider the fact that the...
Manufacturers have been connecting devices for many years, but the pace is accelerating with the focus on IoT initiatives. One of the consequences of this proliferation of connected devices in the IoT is a deluge of data, in many forms and in many places. For manufacturing entities, much of this data relates to, or is linked to other data sets.   ERP,...