Optimation Technology, Inc. announced a new chief operating officer (COO) this week. Wendy Smith has over thirty years’ experience in plant operations and design and engineering services management.
In 2003 she joined Optimation Technology Inc. as the mechanical and process engineering/design supervisor as well as the COO of Klug Systems (a company that Optimation had recently acquired). Over the next fifteen years, Smith took on additional management and leadership roles at Optimation where she is currently the COO, a member of the sales team and the executive team, and sits on the board of directors.
Smith is an active member of the board of directors for Compeer Rochester. She is former president of the Rochester Engineering Society and continues to serve on the scholarship committee for that organization. She has also served on the president’s advisory board at Roberts Wesleyan College. In 2019 Smith was recognized as an Influential Woman in Manufacturing by Putnam Media.