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Veteran Owned

SolutionsX is a veteran-owned ERP software consulting firm located in Fort Mitchell, KY. Two of our founders served proudly in the United States Army and Air Force respectively. We are as proud of our military services as we are of the field and support teams we have in place supporting our aerospace and defense manufacturing customers. Unlike many other ERP consultants, we maintain a sharp focus on the specific needs of aerospace and defense suppliers and we understand the complexities of your industry and the challenges to remain in compliance with ever-changing compliance mandates and shifts in technology.

Pat Armour

CEO, Founder
Credentials
  • Xavier University – Williams College of Business , MBA
  • University of Cincinnati, BS Industrial Engineering
  • University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh
Biography

Pat Armour is Managing Partner at SolutionsX. Under his strategy and direction SolutionsX is regarded as a premier Service, Alliance, and Channel Partner with Infor Global Solutions- the 3rd largest provider of ERP and Business Software Solutions. Pat has over 25 years’ experience in the CloudSuite Industrial application as a customer and consultant. Pat has helped SolutionsX, Infor, and other Channel Partners with hundreds of successful projects and implementations.

During his over two decade career in manufacturing and consulting Pat has served in executive positions in manufacturing, operations, cost accounting, and business process re-engineering. Pat maintains active involvement in several industry and service organizations. He holds BS degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and an MBA from Xavier University as well as several other professional certifications.

David Trout

COO, Practice Manager
Credentials
  • Vernon Nazarene University, BBA
  • Multiple AIA Certifications
Experience
  • 17 years diverse manufacturing background with strengths in operations, advanced planning & scheduling, job costing, and business process engineering/re-engineering.
  • Project Manager and Applications Consultant for SyteLine ERP implementations.
  • Business / Manufacturing Process Consultant
Areas of Specialization
  • Produced a profit after only 8 months of operation for a startup manufacturing company in the role of VP of Operations.
  • Successful ERP implementations in a diverse list of manufacturing organizations.
  • Successful evaluation and improvement of business processes from departments ranging from Customer Service/Sales to Shipping/Installation in multiple organizations.
Biography

David is the Director of Professional Services for SolutionsX, LLC and a highly talented business management individual with over 25 years of accounting, engineering, operations management, materials management, and inventory control experience. David is a business process expert capable of evaluating an organization’s current processes, developing more efficient and effective processes, and implementing the changes required.

Prior to working with SolutionsX, David served in a materials management role for five years having responsibility of all aspects of manufacturing and distribution in an engineer-to-order and build-to-order organization. David’s responsibilities started at the planning process (for both labor and materials) and followed through the life cycle to final installation of the manufactured products.  During the most recent 15 years of David’s career, he has implemented 3 different ERP packages in multiple environments.

Since joining the SolutionsX team, David concentrates his efforts on the continuous improvement of the consulting and development teams.  David also leverages his knowledge and experience with ERP Implementations to ensure the success of every project by performing the duties of Project Director.  David has an in-depth knowledge of Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP and numerous others and has continually made improvements to the deployment methodology leveraged for each project.

David holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University.  David has created value for each company he has engaged with creative solutions for operational challenges as well as challenges stemming from change management. David believes in not only identifying opportunities for improvement but also in developing and implementing a plan for exploiting those opportunities to achieve financially measurable successes.

Clint Gray

Sr. Application Consultant
Credentials
  • BA Accounting – Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
  • Certified Management Accountant Certification
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (APICS CSCP)
Experience
  • 10 years diverse manufacturing background with strengths in accounting, operations, material management, job costing, and business process engineering/re-engineering.
  • Lead Applications Consultant for SyteLine ERP implementations.
  • Business / Manufacturing Process Consultant
Accomplishments
  • Successful ERP implementations in a diverse list of manufacturing organizations from 5 employees to 500+ employees.
  • Successful evaluation and improvement of business processes from departments ranging from Customer Service/Sales to Shipping/Installation in multiple organizations.
  • Created wide range of system enhancements to make the ERP system do the work needed.
Biography

Clint is a Senior Application Consultant for SolutionsX, LLC and a highly talented business management individual with over a decade of accounting, operations management, materials management, and inventory control experience. Clint is a business process expert capable of evaluating an organization’s current processes, developing more efficient and effective processes, and implementing the changes required.

Prior to working with SolutionsX, Clint served in various accounting, operations and materials management roles. He implemented Syteline 7 (CSI) for his last company, an engineer to order manufacture of packaging automation equipment. Clint also spent his time as the assistant controller and then as the materials director before, during and after the implementation. Over his career Clint has implemented 3 different ERP systems at the companies in which he worked prior to SolutionsX.

Since joining the SolutionsX team, Clint concentrates his efforts on ERP Implementations and Business Consulting.  Clint services clients that operate in all of the major manufacturing flows, from high-volume process to engineer-to-order manufacturing.  Clint has an in-depth knowledge of Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP and picked up a working knowledge of many others as he helps companies transition from their legacy system to Infor CSI.

Clint holds a BA in Accounting from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.  Clint also passed his CMA exams during his time at his former employers, and is proud of being a “former accountant”. Clint loves solving issues and digging into challenges that are holding up progress, and working with clients to solve them for not only the short term, but also the long term.

Jarod Hazlett

CloudSuite Industrial Consultant
Experience
  • 13 years manufacturing experience in a variety of industries
  • Applications Consultant for SyteLine ERP implementations
Accomplishments
  • Over two dozen site implementation /integrations
  • Successful ERP implementations in a diverse list of manufacturing organizations
  • Barcode data collection custom deployment for real-time shop floor data resulting in vendor case-study
  • Microsoft Case-study on cutting edge IT infrastructure system
  • Successful evaluation and improvement of business process from departments ranging from Purchasing / AP to Shop Floor / Inventory for multiple organizations
Biography

Jarod is a CloudSuite Industrial consultant for SolutionsX, LLC with over 10 years of experience in a variety of Information Systems, Information Technology, and manufacturing roles.

Prior to working with SolutionsX, Jarod served in a variety of roles for manufacturing companies.  Including many CloudSuite Industrial/SyteLine implementations and accompanying IT systems deployment and integration.  These include server configuration and deployments, project management, and business process expert roles focusing primarily on administration, shop floor, inventory, and data collection aspects.  Jarod’s responsibilities included initial discovery, business process definition, and user training dealing with primarily Engineered and Build to order products in the energy industry.  During this period Jarod implemented CloudSuite Industrial/SyteLine both as startup and conversions for existing companies.

Since joining the SolutionsX team, Jarod concentrates his efforts on ERP Implementations and training.  Jarod services clients that operate in all of the major manufacturing flows, from high-volume process to engineer-to-order manufacturing.

Brian Miller

Senior Consultant
Credentials
  • Kent State University, Master’s Degree in Business Administration
  • University of Akron, Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Experience
  • Led/participated in more than ten full scale ERP implementation projects, along with many more ongoing ERP support projects
  • More than 20 years total experience in the industrial manufacturing sector
  • 10+ years of management experience in the areas of operations, service, engineering and information technology
  • Specialize in engineer-to-order environment, with a focus on capital equipment production
Areas of Specialization
  • Engineering/Bills of Material
  • Manufacturing operations
  • Discrete manufacturing
  • Process manufacturing
  • Supply chain/procurement
  • Cost accounting
  • Financial reporting
  • Systems administration
Biography

Brian is Senior Consultant for SolutionsX, LLC and an experienced manufacturing professional.  He brings over two decades of experience in the manufacturing sector.   During this period, he has held a variety of positions (staff, managerial and executive) in the areas of engineering, operations, materials management, production and inventory control.  This broad range of experience provides the background needed for providing guidance to client companies that wish to become more efficient through system utilization and process change.

Since joining the SolutionsX team, Brian concentrates his efforts on ERP Implementations and Business Consulting.  He prides himself on his ability to see “the big picture”, having a unique understanding of how all departments in an organization interact with (and affect) each other.  Brian works with companies in all industries, including discrete manufacturing, processing, and engineer-to-order manufacturing.  Brian has worked with Infor products for more than a decade prior to moving into the consulting world, as both a user and administrator.

Brian holds a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from The University of Akron, and also a Masters in Business Administration from Kent State University.  This combination of technical and financial education, along with practical experience, creates the perfect combined skillset for leading clients through their implementation projects.

Jim Arnold

Senior Consultant
Credentials
  • The University of Akron, BSME
Experience
  • 30 years diverse manufacturing background with strengths in engineering, operations, supply chain and business process ownership.
  • 3 years as a Vice-President of a medium 20M size business.
  • 17 years as a Director or Engineering for 20M-200M size companies.
Accomplishments
  • Managed company with growth rates more than 200-300%.
  • Successful ERP implementations in a diverse list of manufacturing organizations.
  • Successful evaluation and improvement of business processes from departments ranging from Engineering, Customer Service, Sales to Shipping in multiple organizations.
  • Wrote and programmed complex and in-depth Product Sales Configurators of several different types.
Biography

Jim is a Senior Consultant for SolutionsX, LLC and a highly talented business management individual with over 30 years of engineering, operations management, materials management, inventory control and accounting experience. Jim is a business process expert capable of evaluating an organization’s current processes, developing more efficient and effective processes, and implementing the changes required to improve the process.

Prior to working with SolutionsX, Jim served in an operations management role for three years having responsibility of all aspects of engineering, supply chain, IT and manufacturing and distribution in an engineer-to-order and build-to-order organization. Jim’s responsibilities started at the planning process (for both labor and materials) and followed through the life cycle to the shipping of the finished products.  During the most recent 20 years of Jim’s career, he has implemented 3 different ERP packages.

Since joining the SolutionsX team, Jim concentrates his efforts on ERP Implementations and Business Consulting.  Jim services clients that operate in all the major manufacturing flows, from high-volume process to engineer-to-order manufacturing.  Jim has an in-depth knowledge of Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP and several other ERP packages.

Jim holds a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from The University of Akron. Jim has created value for each company he has engaged with creative solutions for operational challenges. Jim believes that any organization can improve its processes, exploiting resources and drive opportunities to achieve financially measurable successes.

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