The team to watch

The Synchrono® management team has a passion for creating demand-driven manufacturing solutions that deliver business results. The Synchrono team represents a powerful combination of innovative software development, real-world manufacturing experience, and thought leadership in Lean and constraints management principles. Experienced and dedicated to providing complete customer satisfaction, the Synchrono team is committed to helping you realize your demand-driven vision to align priorities, obtain visibility, increase flow — and gain a competitive advantage.

Dave Dehne

Dave Dehne

President and CEO

Dave’s business sense and passion for business-enabling technology come together perfectly at Synchrono. Dave has spent his career leading world-class teams while building and managing successful software products. Prior to Synchrono, Dave held the title of Senior VP, Operations, at Sagebrush Corporation. He has held a series of management and executive roles, including Managing Director, at Tripletree LLP, Director of Sales at Ciber, Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse LLP, and Program Manager of Kroll Ontrack.

Dave holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

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John Maher, Synchrono Manufacturing Software

John Maher

Vice President of Product Strategy

John is responsible for providing strategic direction for the Synchrono product roadmap and overseeing the technology and delivery functions within the organization. With Synchrono since the start, John has years of experience working in manufacturing with expertise in ERP, MRP, APS, supply chain, MES and manufacturing planning and scheduling systems. John’s experience helps drive continuous refinement of the Lean and constraints management-based software and service solutions of Synchrono. John was recognized as a Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Prior to Synchrono, John was Production and Inventory Control Manager for Johnstech International, Minneapolis, and Production and Inventory Control Manager for Freedom Plastics Incorporated.

John holds a BBA in production/operations management from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. He has an APICS certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and a Jonah certification in Theory of Constraints from the Goldratt Institute.

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Pam Bednar

Pam Bednar

Vice President of Marketing

Pam has been growing established and emerging technology brands in domestic and global markets for over 20 years, with an impressive track record of growth and value creation for companies including Kroll Ontrack, PDI Ninth House, Digital Technology International, VisionShare and KeyedIn Solutions.

Practiced in marketing communications, brand development, corporate marketing and product marketing, Pam has been responsible for building marketing organizations and leading change initiatives while driving full product life cycle marketing efforts. Pam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a mini MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

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Kirk Studdiford

Kirk Studdiford

Director of Client Services

Kirk manages customer and partner relationships by providing support, post go-live consulting services, and training.  Prior to this role, Kirk worked as a delivery consultant and managed several successful Synchrono implementations. Kirk has more than fifteen years’ experience working in manufacturing and more than eight years with Synchrono. He is a subject matter expert in ERP, MRP, supply chain, manufacturing planning and scheduling systems and constraints management.

Prior to joining Synchrono, Kirk worked as a Supply Chain Analyst for Medtronic Inc.; and at 3M Company in Advanced Planning and Scheduling systems. There he implemented or supported systems at more than 30 different locations.

Kirk earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds certifications for CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) and for both SAP and i2 technologies.

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