About Us


Founded on Successful Innovation

It seems that every 10 years software technology enables a step change in manufacturing productivity, contributing a 3-fold improvement over the last 30 years.

The Augmentir™ founding team has been at the forefront of three of the most important of these software technology revolutions. In 1988, Wonderware transformed how machines run, with the introduction and mass commercialization of Human-Machine Interface software. Wonderware enabled the first software-based industrial revolution and is still in evidence today by Wonderware’s continued leadership position. In 1998, Lighthammer transformed manufacturing yet again with the introduction of the first Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence platform. Lighthammer revolutionized the factory floor by bringing both real time intelligence and live synchronization with the ERP software layer. This enabled the second software-based industrial revolution and is still evidenced today by the ubiquity of this software (currently under the SAP MII brand). In 2008, ThingWorx catalyzed the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with the introduction of the first application platform for IIoT. ThingWorx transformed both manufacturing and service, becoming synonymous with Industrie 4.0/Brilliant factory, and Connected Service. This enabled the 3rd software-based industrial revolution and is still evidenced today by the ubiquity of IIoT software and, the market leadership of PTC’s ThingWorx brand.

In 2018, the founders of Augmentir recognized that the technology and market forces were aligned yet again, for a fourth industrial software revolution. A revolution focused on increasing the productivity & quality of processes involving front-line workers. With a global footprint of 350 million workers in manufacturing and service, they are being asked to perform increasingly complex jobs using technology that has remained relatively unchanged for 20 years. Whether this was due to neglect or the misplaced belief that robots and automation would replace all of these jobs, these users and processes have been underserved.

We intend to change that.

Our Team

Russ Fadel
Co-Founder & CEO
John Canosa
Co-Founder & CTO
Phil Huber
Co-Founder & VP of Development
Lawrence Fan
Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist
Chris Kuntz
VP of Marketing
Mustafa Kabul
Director of Machine Learning and AI

Latest News

July 16, 2019

Augmentir Exits Stealth and Closes Oversubscribed Funding Round to Help Transform the Frontline Workforce with its AI-based Augmented Worker Platform

June 11, 2019

Augmentir Announces Availability of Remote Assist Essentials, Providing Industrial Companies with a Cost-Effective and Easy-to-Use Approach to Supporting Frontline Workers

May 14, 2019

Augmentir Unveils True Opportunity Index™, Industry’s First AI-Based Measurement Solution to Help Improve Frontline Worker Productivity

March 26, 2019

Augmentir Launches the World’s First AI-Powered Augmented Reality Platform for Industrial Organizations

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