DAQRI names Raytheon Chief Engineer Andy Lowery as President to lead DAQRI's rapidly expanding industrial business
Lowery Brings Decades of Aerospace and Manufacturing Expertise to Leading Enterprise Augmented Reality Company
LOS ANGELES – DAQRI, the leading enterprise augmented reality company, today announced that industrial manufacturing powerhouse Andy Lowery has joined the company as president. In this newly created role, he will drive growth in DAQRI’s industrial business, its fastest growing vertical. Lowery will report to Brian Mullins, DAQRI’s founder and CEO.
Lowery most recently held the position of chief engineer and engineering director for Raytheon’s Electronic Warfare Systems business, responsible for more than $800 million in annual sales activities. Under his leadership, Raytheon won the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer competition, a program worth an estimated $8 billion. Prior to this role, Lowery led the engineering activity for Raytheon’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems business and served as the chief engineer for a group of the company’s multi-billion dollar space programs.
Prior to joining Raytheon, Lowery served as a general manager at M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), formerly part of Tyco Electronics, overseeing a commercial electronics product line. He has served 23 years in the U.S. Navy, in both active duty and reserve units, and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He currently holds a technical consulting position in the U.S. Navy reserves at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego. Lowery graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois, where he received a degree in electrical engineering. He is a certified lean six sigma black belt and design for six sigma expert, which are an elite set of tools and techniques commonly used in manufacturing to improve quality and process management on the factory floor.
DAQRI’s 4D solutions deliver a wide range of applications across numerous industrial sectors including aerospace, automation and robotics, energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, transportation and more, addressing critical challenges that increase efficiency, productivity and workers’ safety while significantly reducing operational costs. DAQRI also designs industry-leading creative tools that enable people to create and publish augmented reality experiences and provides full-service creative campaigns and packaged solutions through its internal creative agency.
“Andy has been on the forefront of engineering and operational management in some of the world’s most demanding industrial environments and therefore understands the market and its very unique needs,” said Mullins. “After seeing the results we’ve achieved with our industrial work, and the potential 4D has to fundamentally change the way all manufacturing is done, Andy was inspired to join DAQRI. Our team is made up of a group of bright, intensely focused people united by a fierce desire to make a huge impact in the industrial world and change the way everything is made, and Andy will fit right in. Drawing from his experience in business development, organizational management and industrial manufacturing, Andy’s leadership will be instrumental in growing DAQRI to its full potential across the global market.”
“Throughout my career, I’ve seen how errors on the factory floor or in operational settings can create costly mistakes. There is a fundamental need for training tools and technologies that minimize mistakes in manufacturing, operations and maintenance,” said Lowery. “Industrial 4D is the ultimate game changer that will eliminate rework, thereby saving time, money and even lives. DAQRI is at the forefront of 4D technology advancements that will ultimately change manufacturing for the better.”
Enterprise augmented reality company DAQRI is leading the 4D revolution, having developed the technology to deliver the most sophisticated augmented reality services and applications to clients in the fields of industrial, education and storytelling. The company has already powered more than 2,000 augmented reality experiences for the world’s biggest companies including Ford, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Twentieth Century Fox, SONY, Cadillac and more. DAQRI is headquartered in Los Angeles with an R&D center in Mountain View, Calif. and sales offices in New York, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Atlanta, and Minneapolis. Advisory board members include Ashton Kutcher, actor and investor; Troy Carter, CEO, Atom Factory; and D.A. Wallach, recording artist.