SmartSkin Technologies Welcomes Marc Vermette: A New Era of Innovation and Customer Engagement

Published On: February 23, 2024

SmartSkin Technologies has appointed Marc Vermette as its new Chief Customer & Commercial Officer. This pivotal addition to the SmartSkin leadership team underscores the company’s relentless pursuit of operational excellence and heightened customer engagement in the pharmaceutical, beverage and food sectors. With a storied career that spans the apex of digital manufacturing and enterprise sales, Marc’s transition to SmartSkin Technologies signals a new phase for the innovative firm.

A Vision for SmartSkin Technologies

Marc’s enlistment into SmartSkin Technologies comes at a critical juncture, as the company continues to innovate at the intersection of technology and high-speed production efficiency. His profound understanding of the digital landscape, combined with a strategic mastery in sales and customer success, aligns seamlessly with SmartSkin’s ethos of leveraging data-driven insights to bolster production and enhance operational excellence across the beverage industry.

A Career in Digital Transformation

Marc’s professional journey prior to joining SmartSkin is both impressive and expansive. At Rockwell Automation, he led the charge in steering large manufacturing companies through comprehensive digital transformation programs, liaising directly with executives and marshaling a team of specialized experts. His work encompassed a broad spectrum of industries, including but not limited to Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Food & Beverage (F&B), employing advanced technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive manufacturing intelligence and operational efficiencies.

His tenure at Poka Inc., as the Executive Global Vice President of Enterprise Sales & Partnerships, was marked by hyper-growth achievements, significantly elevating the company’s revenue and establishing a formidable enterprise sales team. Marc’s efforts culminated in securing multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts with industry giants, showcasing his acumen in fostering growth and nurturing strategic partnerships.

While with Callisto Integration (since acquired by Accenture), as the Managing Director of Digital Manufacturing, Marc was instrumental in scaling a new business practice internationally, cementing strategic alliances, and positioning the firm as a vanguard in digital manufacturing operations.

Marc spent his foundational career years at Invensys/Schneider Electric, where he led Major Customer Programs Delivery and Major Sales Deals across the Food & Beverage (F&B), Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), and Life Sciences sectors. This experience was pivotal, not only in shaping his strategic and leadership skills but also in deepening his understanding of complex manufacturing environments and customer needs.

His journey in the industry began on the front lines of pharmaceutical packaging, working with vision inspection systems. This early exposure to the pharmaceutical sector provided him with a unique perspective on the stringent quality and operational standards required in manufacturing, insights that are invaluable to SmartSkin Technologies. 

Anticipating the Future

With an eye towards the future, Marc’s leadership is expected to spur SmartSkin’s customer and commercial strategies, steering the company into new territories of growth and innovation. His track record of fostering customer success, driving sales growth, and building strategic partnerships is set to enrich SmartSkin’s offerings and bolster its standing as an industry leader in an increasingly competitive market.

Evan Justason, CEO of SmartSkin Technologies, remarked on Marc’s appointment, “Marc is a seasoned executive with a strong record of building customer value across all the industrial sectors that are important to us.  I am both honored and excited to have him join our growing team.”

Marc’s induction into the SmartSkin Technologies team is more than a personnel change; it’s a strategic enhancement to the company’s leadership, promising to usher in a new phase of innovation, customer satisfaction, and market leadership.

The SmartSkin Technologies community and its stakeholders eagerly welcome Marc, anticipating the fresh perspectives and transformative leadership he brings to the fore as the company continues to redefine the parameters of excellence in the high-speed production industry.


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