Tom Bugnitz

Tom Bugnitz

Retired CEO | Manufacturer's Edge

Tom Bugnitz has over 35 years of broad experience in strategic planning, operations and financial oversight. Most recently, Tom served as the Chief Executive Officer for Manufacturer’s Edge for nearly a decade and recently retired in November of 2021. Prior to Manufacturer’s Edge, Tom was a senior executive for Coolerado, a manufacturer of cutting-edge green air-conditioning systems that grew from five to 60+ employees during his tenure. As founder and president of the Beta Group, Inc., Tom advised corporate and government clients across the globe for over 25 years in business strategy development, cross-organizational team building, and management process and organizational redesign. Tom also co-authored a widely-adopted book on business strategy and capital planning for technology, now in its third edition of printing.

Career History

  • Manufacturer’s Edge, CEO, 2012 – 2021
  • Coolerado Corp, Vice President, 2008 – 2011
  • The Beta Group, Inc., President and Founder, 1988-2008
  • Design Color Systems, Vice President of Strategic Planning, 1995-1999
  • Washington University, Director of Computer Services, 1978-1988


M.B.A, Washington University in St. Louis

B.S. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis

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