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Vessel Welcomes Derek Olson as Chief Technology Officer


Vessel Press Release Thursday, January 25th 2004

Boise, Idaho - Vessel, a Veteran-owned mission-driven company steadfast in its commitment to reshoring U.S. Manufacturing, is thrilled to announce Derek Olson as our new Chief Technology Officer.


Derek Olson - Chief Technology Officer - Vessel
Derek Olson - Chief Technology Officer - Vessel

Derek Olson brings to Vessel a wealth of experience in software engineering leadership, a proven track record of invigorating technology teams, and a remarkable knack for navigating technological challenges.


With years of direct supply chain software expertise, Derek will focus on building robust software frameworks, refining software engineering principles, and devising a repeatable methodology that aligns with Vessel's mission to enhance economic impact at all levels through a comprehensive supply chain program.  Derek’s leadership will spearhead our technology team towards achieving impact with precision and efficiency, leveraging a full suite of technology that integrates seamlessly into existing operations of Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers and industry associations.


"Derek’s extensive technology and supply chain expertise positions Vessel as the leader in piloting SMB-focused software solutions. His passion for and commitment to reshoring and resilience for U.S. manufacturing is a perfect match for the culture within Vessel. We’re a shoulder to the wheel team focused on making a difference, driving fortitude, cultivating relationships, and identifying efficiencies for our partners." 

-Derik Ellis, CEO


Derek is recognized not just as a technology guru but as a people person, where he self-describes that "nerds are his people." He has passion for software and talent for fostering thriving technology teams.


As CTO, Derek's primary objectives will include enhancing our software capabilities, honing our engineering practices, and establishing a robust framework that propels Vessel towards unparalleled excellence in industry with economic impact at the Federal, State and local levels.

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