Leverage all the data from electronics manufacturing machines-
enabling jobs for the future and driving smarter business decisions
Meet Our Leadership Team
At Arch®️, we believe that machine data should make sense. But our mission doesn’t end there. Meet the team that is connecting the manufacturing world one machine at a time.
CEO & Co-founder
Andrew (He/Him) is the CEO and Co-founder of Arch, with a mission to drive digitization and sustainable innovation in electronics manufacturing. Andrew has published over 15 scientific papers in the fields of semiconductor electronics, electronics manufacturing, and renewable energy. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Stanford where he fabricated world record silicon photoanodes enabled by a background building custom fabrication and inspection equipment in collaboration with top equipment vendors. Outside of engineering, he helped build StartX, a top worldwide startup accelerator that has invested over $200M across various companies. After leading their hardware and IoT vertical, helping scores of early IoT companies go to market, Andrew joined Tim to build Arch in 2015.
CTO & Co-founder
Tim (He/Him) is an innovative and compassionate technologist with more than 10 years of embedded electronics experience. He earned a PhD at Stanford discovering the first complete theory of organic solar cell operation. Before that, he independently designed a pico-hydropower power plant as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama that was used as a model for rural electrification. He’s been thinking about how to build modular electronics for the last decade, both independently and with the nonprofit WellDone International where he used low-cost sensors to help ensure access to clean water in rural Africa. He is passionate about empowering people to have equal access to basic resources and ensuring that the next wave of IoT devices benefits all people. Tim currently serves on the IPC-CFX technical board.
VP of Engineering at Arch
Ben Freeman (He/Him) is the VP of Engineering at Arch. He has a passion for building successful and productive teams that deliver the right products for our clients and effective experiences for our users. Previous to Arch, Ben spent 12 years building and growing the R&D team for Shipwire, an innovator in Ecommerce Fulfillment. He looks forward to using his 20+ years of experience delivering software and solutions for the Manufacturing and Supply Chain industries to drive great outcomes in the industry.
VP of Sales
Joel (He/Him) has 25 years of operations and sales experience across multiple global industries. He has a passion for helping the world’s largest industrial companies digitally transform their enterprises to unlock hidden productivity and drive breakthrough gains in sustainability. Joel started his career at Rockwell Automation, working in their electronics manufacturing factories to transform silos of data into production insights. Joel transitioned to sales and engineering leadership roles across North America with a focus on accelerating growth of key strategic software acquisitions. He holds a BA in industrial engineering from The Ohio State University as well as an MS in operations research from Cleveland State University.
Sr. Dir. of Application Strategy
Gadi (He/Him) has 25 years of experience in different engineering roles at Motorola and Flex managing engineering and leading global innovation projects. His most recent projects included evaluating startup companies to support innovation within Flex.
Meik will support the company’s efforts to develop innovative solutions that enable customers to achieve real-time, predictive insights for electronics manufacturing.
Meik holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering and an MA in Industrial Engineering. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt™, leading and mentoring statistical projects.
Head of Marketing & Communications
Jennifer Davis (She/Her) is Head of Marketing & Communications at Arch, driving connections between Arch and the quickly evolving manufacturing industries. She worked previously in the start-up space; 13 years in the medical industry in development and implementation of electronic medical records systems (EMR). In recent years, her time has been spent consulting within the medical and engineering industries and the charitable sector. Her role at Arch includes ownership of marketing and communications strategies and partnerships. She has a passion for mentoring the next generation of workforce leadership; volunteering with young women’s groups, fostering learning and leadership skills and enabling innate talents.
Head of Product
Luisa (She/Her) has 10 years of experience in Product Management and Product Marketing, launching products, building teams, and scaling organizations in the data software space. She was most recently the Head of Product at Cape Privacy, an encrypted machine learning company, and before that she was the Head of Product at expert.ai, an NLP company. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in the Boston area.
Head of People Ops
Erika (She/Her) has been working in People Operations for nearly a decade; working in operational, strategic, and leadership roles. Her substantial experience in the startup space, including DogVacay, The Bouqs, and Sweetgreen, has allowed her to build and scale People Ops functions to align People and Talent strategies with company goals. She has a proven track record of employee advocacy and has helped companies create processes for reviews, career leveling, compensation, internal communications, and more.
Erika is also a professional improviser. In addition to performing with and coaching improv teams, she has facilitated applied improv and team-building workshops for dozens of company events, including Google, NVIDIA, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She is also the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for ComedySportz (CSz) San Jose where she works with area and global CSz leaders to achieve their goals to make improv more inclusive and accessible.
Erika is an SHRM senior certified professional (SHRM-SCP) and holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from San Jose State University. Erika lives with her husband and their two dogs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Head of Finance
Hank (He/Him) has a passion for helping great people grow great companies especially in and around manufacturing environments. Earlier in his career at Intel, Hank (as an experienced plant controller) traveled to internal factories worldwide, advising factory management teams during the company’s sprint to achieve World-Class Manufacturing standards. He and his team were awarded the company’s highest honor for the positive impact of this critical financial element on Intel’s transition to manufacturing excellence. Hank has led Finance at several start-ups along the way to his current role at Arch where he assists the leadership team in expanding its approach to sharing sophisticated state-of-the-art tools with manufacturers in a variety of industries. Hank holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business along with a BA from Duke. He resides in the San Francisco Bay area along with his wife (and tropical fish).