Mick Thiel is retiring from Mattec Corp., the Loveland-based maker of products for real-time production and process monitoring and shop-floor control for the plastics industry.
Thiel, who founded the company in 1983, said he will retire at the end of 2008. He is Mattec's president.
``I'm pleased to be leaving the company on such a high note,'' Thiel said. He added that 2006, 2007 and 2008 have been record years for Mattec.
``While many of our competitors have experienced a downturn during that time, we've been able to thrive. I'm equally happy to leave the company in the capable hands of our management team and look forward to their growth in the years to come,'' Thiel said.
Andy Amalfitano has been named general manager of Mattec. He will continue to serve as general manager of Solarsoft's mVP product, a Microsoft-based enterprise resource planning system that is targeted to the plastics industry.
In 2006, Mattec was purchased by CMS Software Inc., a Toronto-based supplier of ERP systems. ERP systems track every function of a factory, including production scheduling, material usage and profitability. Mattec's core production monitoring systems link data from the machinery to the ERP.
CMS merged with XKO Software Ltd., an England-based ERP supplier, in 2007, and the combined company was renamed Solarsoft Business Systems.
Today, Solarsoft and Mattec provide offer integrated ERP systems and manufacturing executive systems for the plastics industry.