Our Mission

Make sensing data from industrial machines common sense for businesses and the planet.

Meet Our 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 world one machine at a time.

Andrew Scheuermann

Andrew Scheuermann

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.

Tim Burke

Tim Burke

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.

David Karchmer

David Karchmer

SVP of Engineering

David (He/Him) is a repeat entrepreneur and seasoned software leader with 20+ years driving all phases of development of market-leading software solutions. He was one of the main software architects at Altera, leading over 10 products that helped generate over $8 Billion in aggregate sales. He is also the Co-founder and former CTO of AmperVue, a video sharing and analysis company, and built out their entire software suite. David is passionate about empowering teams to customize their own hardware solutions, has led such efforts throughout his career, and now brings his experience to bear leading engineering at Arch.

Dave Trail

Dave Trail

VP of Sales

Dave Trail (He/Him) is VP of Sales at Arch. He is an accomplished industry professional with over 25 years of experience in electronics manufacturing equipment, machine connectivity, and manufacturing execution systems software (MES). Throughout his career, he has been a pioneer and proponent of the evolution of manufacturing from Industry 3.0 to 4.0, big data analytics, AI/ML, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). 

While working with most of the largest global manufacturing corporations, Dave possesses a vast knowledge of the challenges manufacturing companies face and the opportunities inherent in evolving their organizations to capitalize on tomorrow’s technologies today.

Eric Krock

Eric Krock

Head of Product

Eric Krock (He/Him) is the Head of Product at Arch, driving the evolution of our products and ensuring our customers are delighted. Eric brings over 15 years of enterprise product management experience at startups and large enterprises. At Arm Holdings, Eric managed the growth and rebranding of Arm’s partner program for enterprise IoT partners. At LifeMap Solutions, he partnered with Apple and Mount Sinai Health to develop the Asthma Health mobile health app, one of the first six apps to launch on ResearchKit, and worked on mobile health IoT solutions. Prior to that, he was responsible for Kontiki’s solution for secure peer-assisted content delivery, resulting in an acquisition by VeriSign, where he launched a global cloud-based enterprise content delivery network. Eric is passionate about using technology and evidence-based best practices to create a better, sustainable world for the children of today.

Erika Kavanagh

Erika Kavanagh

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 a 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 fiancé and their two dogs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis

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 holds a BS in Journalism/Corporate Communications from Utah State University. 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. She lives in northern Utah where she enjoys skiing, hiking, horseback riding, classical piano, travel, and time spent with her five children and husband.

Swamy Muddu

Swamy Muddu

Principal Data Engineer

Swamy (He/Him) is an innovative and experienced engineer with 10+ years spanning machine learning, software, chip design, and process technology. He earned a PhD in Computer Engineering from UC San Diego where he developed novel predictive models of semiconductor yield from chip-scale data mining. Prior to Arch, Swamy was a technical lead at Qualcomm, where his work focused on improving yield, cost, and manufacturability of Qualcomm’s flagship modems and SnapDragon processors. Swamy is passionate about building ML-driven applications and engineering great data-driven products. When not working, he loves to build and fly model airplanes or hike around the Bay Area.

Chris Ling

Chris Ling

Hardware Engineer

Chris (He/Him) is an industrious and creative hardware engineer with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He previously worked at Tesla Motors, was part of the Stanford Solar Car team, and taught engineering courses as a teaching assistant at Stanford University. He is passionate about empowering engineers to develop lean industrial-quality solutions and enabling a future where resources are managed and used in a sustainable way.

Filippo Forti

Filippo Forti

Software Engineer

Filippo (He/Him) is a dynamic full stack developer who hails from Italy. He graduated with a master degree in HCI from the Universities of Paris and Helsinki. He then worked in Kielikone oy (Finland) for two years as a web developer, developing recommendation systems and payment integrations. He’s keen to learn new technologies and find neat solutions to complex problems. At Arch, he works on both backend and frontend software development.

Luke Ekkizogloy

Luke Ekkizogloy

Embedded Architect

Luke (He/Him) is an intrepid and seasoned hardware and firmware developer specializing in embedded systems who holds a BS from Caltech and an MS from Stanford in Electrical Engineering. He developed software, firmware, & hardware in many industries ranging from fiber optic transceivers at Finisar, drones at Google’s Project Wing, wearables at Polyera, and autonomous cars at Faraday Future. He is an author on 37 patents. When he’s not coding or soldering, he’s sailing on the Bay or rock climbing in the mountains. At Arch, he works on firmware for the IOTile framework and helps lead the hardware team.

Matt Runchey

Matt Runchey

Staff Software Engineer

Matt (He/Him) is a hands-on software engineer with experience building robust systems software for unique hardware products. He holds a BS from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and MS from the University of Maryland College Park in Electrical Engineering. Prior to Arch, Matt was among the first engineers to join the software team at Mythic, where they developed an end-to-end compiler for cutting edge deep learning accelerator chips. At Arch, he is focused on leading development of our open source CoreTools project. When not working, he enjoys cycling up hills and experimenting with baked goods.

Justin Headley

Justin Headley

Software Engineer

Justin (He/Him) is an innovative engineer with a drive to learn and a passion for utilizing technology to unlock the potential in others and build a brighter future. He received his Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering at The University of Alabama where he founded and led the Alabama Astrobotics team to compete in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition. Prior to Arch, Justin was a Full-Stack developer at Scal.io where he architected modern web apps and backend infrastructure using open source tools that he developed. At Arch, he is developing modular libraries to power web and mobile IoT applications.

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

Software Engineer

Andrew (He/Him) is a versatile engineer who leverages fundamentals across multidisciplinary fields to create innovative solutions. He graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Cruz after receiving the Dean’s Award for designing and prototyping a single-stage-to-orbit rocket. He carried his knowledge and passion of aerospace systems into working on firmware and software for high profile C2ISR aircraft. With the experience of working on large, long-running projects, Andrew has developed a focus on building modular and sustainable software. When he’s not coding, he enjoys training for powerlifting competitions and spending time in nature with his friends. At Arch, he works on creating robust firmware to support IOTile devices.

Louis Cabrol

Louis Cabrol

Software Engineer

Louis (He/Him) is a passionate software engineer from France. He is in the process of graduating from CentraleSupélec, one of the top french engineering schools, with a focus on software and electronics. While in Centrale, Louis founded the Electronic’s club, with a focus on fixing common appliances for fellow students, and helped maintain VIA, an association dedicated to providing an internet connection and services to every student. At Arch, Louis is helping build robust and scalable software for a wide range of projects, from France with Arch’s partner Illuin Technology, and is taking part in building Arch’s distributed, remote-equal culture.

Steven Wheeler

Steven Wheeler

Technical Programs Manager

Steven (He/Him) is a problem solver that is passionate about improving relationships, products, processes, and people. At Arch, his passion has found a home as one of our Technical Program Managers. Prior to joining Arch, Steven worked at a successful small holographic optics company wearing many hats. These included: IT Director, Subject Matter Expert for VPHG Production and Quality Manager. He had additional roles on the Engineering Team as the technical adviser to the QC team, technical training and documentation, process engineering, and Laser Safety Officer. Steven’s prior experience also includes serving as an Officer in the U.S. Navy as a Division Director and instructor, training sailors in Nuclear Physics and Reactor Principles. Steven is a certified Master Training Specialist; received his BA in Physics from Weber State University and a Masters in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Steven also strives to become a polyglot and enjoys landscaping, home remodeling projects, and making people smile.

Our Story

In 2011, Arch’s CTO and Co-founder, Tim Burke, was in Tanzania trying to help rural village dwellers have access to clean drinking water. Previously, the focus had been on drilling new wells, but they had recently become aware of an alarming fact: 40% of existing wells are broken at any given time. Furthermore, over 80% of existing wells across Sub-Saharan Africa were broken, wells no longer helping no one.

To solve this, Burke and his team endeavored to build an ultra-low-cost cellular monitoring system that could leapfrog traditional utilities the way cellular phones leapfrogged landlines.

But the technology just wasn’t there.

In 2015, Stanford colleagues Andrew Scheuermann and Tim Burke founded Arch to provide that technology and, by 2016, wells serving up to 10,000 people were equipped in Tanzania.

The problem in Africa is not unique. People all over the world recognize such opportunities and are trying to build smart, connected infrastructure yet lack the tools and resources necessary to do the job.

Our four key principles

The Arch team is defining the next wave of connected computing technology with four key principles in mind:

  1. Empowerment – We empower our partners to design their own IoT applications
  2. Execution – We build hardware like software, lean and fast from prototype to production
  3. Evolution – We make industrial-grade products that are upgradeable
  4. Everywhere – We are open API and open source

We hope you’ll consider joining us in this great effort to make a more connected and sustainable Earth.

Become an Arch-itect

We are looking for talented and driven people wanting to make both businesses and the planet more efficient, connected, and sustainable. Come join our diverse and passionate team!

Read the Founders Pledge

When the founders of Arch started this journey, they made key recognitions that led to their conviction that Arch could empower both a data-driven and more equitable world if the company and its people stayed true to their direction. Every team member that joins Arch brings her or his own conviction, empowerment, wisdom, courage, trust, and integrity to bear on our shared mission.

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