Our Team

  Bhavnesh Patel    CEO/ Founder   Bhavnesh Patel brings 14 years of manufacturing expertise to the company. Prior to launching Volt480, he held a variety of global sales and business management roles with Rockwell Automation, a leading industrial automation company. In his most recent role with Rockwell, he led Global Product Management for a portfolio of Customer Support & Maintenance Services.

Bhavnesh Patel

CEO/ Founder

Bhavnesh Patel brings 14 years of manufacturing expertise to the company. Prior to launching Volt480, he held a variety of global sales and business management roles with Rockwell Automation, a leading industrial automation company. In his most recent role with Rockwell, he led Global Product Management for a portfolio of Customer Support & Maintenance Services.

  April Beasley    CMO/ Co-founder   April leads the Marketing and Public Relations team for Volt480. She began her career in marketing and advertising on major brands such as Texas Instruments, Dell Computers and Verizon then later began to specialize in startup technology marketing with brands such as TippingPoint and TrackingPoint. April is also a mentor with the tech accelerator, Capital Factory. 

April Beasley

CMO/ Co-founder

April leads the Marketing and Public Relations team for Volt480. She began her career in marketing and advertising on major brands such as Texas Instruments, Dell Computers and Verizon then later began to specialize in startup technology marketing with brands such as TippingPoint and TrackingPoint. April is also a mentor with the tech accelerator, Capital Factory. 

  Greg Jackson    ADVISOR & CEO of Win911   Greg brings 21+ years of experience and achievements in international sales, business development, operations, and product/solution development. He currently leads Win911, an Austin-based Industrial IoT and alarm management software firm.

Greg Jackson

ADVISOR & CEO of Win911

Greg brings 21+ years of experience and achievements in international sales, business development, operations, and product/solution development. He currently leads Win911, an Austin-based Industrial IoT and alarm management software firm.

 
  Jim Keighley    ADVISOR & Former VP of Engineering, Kraft Foods   Jim is the former Vice President of Engineering for Kraft Foods. He led Engineering, Maintenance, and Process Development for Kraft in a Lean 6 Sigma environment. Prior to Kraft, Jim led a variety of Engineering and Maintenance roles with Procter & Gamble for 36 years, finishing as Director of Engineering Technology for Gillette in April 2013.

Jim Keighley

ADVISOR & Former VP of Engineering, Kraft Foods

Jim is the former Vice President of Engineering for Kraft Foods. He led Engineering, Maintenance, and Process Development for Kraft in a Lean 6 Sigma environment. Prior to Kraft, Jim led a variety of Engineering and Maintenance roles with Procter & Gamble for 36 years, finishing as Director of Engineering Technology for Gillette in April 2013.

  Bill Southard    ADVISOR & CEO of DST Controls   Bill leads DST Controls, a leading West Coast system integrator, that he founded in 1975. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, DST serves a variety of manufacturing segments. Their services range from design and fabrication of control system panels and OEM sub-systems to industrial data monitoring and integration services.

Bill Southard

ADVISOR & CEO of DST Controls

Bill leads DST Controls, a leading West Coast system integrator, that he founded in 1975. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, DST serves a variety of manufacturing segments. Their services range from design and fabrication of control system panels and OEM sub-systems to industrial data monitoring and integration services.

  Sam Florance, PhD    ADVISOR, Entrepreneurship Educator & Sales Executive   Sam has led a diverse career spanning a variety of roles including investment banker, startup CEO, entrepreneurship educator, and sales and marketing executive. During his time at Purdue University, Sam served as the Associate Vice Provost, Director of Purdue Technology Venture Program, and Adjunct Professor.

Sam Florance, PhD

ADVISOR, Entrepreneurship Educator & Sales Executive

Sam has led a diverse career spanning a variety of roles including investment banker, startup CEO, entrepreneurship educator, and sales and marketing executive. During his time at Purdue University, Sam served as the Associate Vice Provost, Director of Purdue Technology Venture Program, and Adjunct Professor.

 

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