Joel Lemke, Carolinas
Joel has an impressive background as an executive and entrepreneur in technology. Over a twenty year career with IBM, Joel rose to senior positions including general manager of solutions for the Manufacturing Industry. Joel led IBM’s Industrial Sector development of a new suite of manufacturing software covering ERP, Supply Chain and Product Data Management. He drove IBM’s Manufacturing Industry strategy and solution development as the company moved to a “Partner/Services” model, working with such major players as SAP and Oracle. He oversaw a solution portfolio that represented over $1 billion in annual revenue.
Joel has also been CEO of a company created by Dassault Systemés to address the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) domain resulting from an agreement between Dassault and IBM. After leading that company to revenue of $450 million and recognition as a leading PLM brand, Joel founded a value added reseller company that was successfully sold four years later.