Meet the Founding Team
We established HighByte in August 2018 to solve the persistent data interoperability and security problems faced by industrial operations. Read on to learn more about the founding team.
Tony Paine is the CEO of HighByte and is leading the design and development of the company’s initial product offering.
Tony has had a passion for integrating software and hardware since his early childhood, when he developed an application that turned a rudimentary text editor into a word processor with generic print capabilities. He focused his education around this interest and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, with a concentration in Computer Software and Hardware Design, from the University of Maine at Orono in 1996.
For the past 20 years, Tony immersed himself in industrial software development and strategy at Kepware, most recently serving as CEO. He led the company through a successful acquisition to PTC in 2016.
Tony has contributed to a variety of technical working groups, helping to shape the direction of standards used within the Automation Industry. As a strong advocate for STEM initiatives, he currently sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Maine’s College of Engineering where he provides industry insight and evangelism around education in the area of technology.
John Harrington is the CBO of HighByte, focused on defining the company’s business and product strategy. His areas of responsibility include market research, customer use cases, product priorities, go-to-market, financial planning, and sales.
John is passionate about delivering technology that improves productivity and safety in manufacturing and industrial environments. He has spent his 25-year career both delivering software to manufacturers and working for manufacturers in operations roles. This experience has given him a unique perspective on how suppliers and end users each play an integral role in implementing new technology solutions.
John has a Master in Business Administration from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Torey Penrod-Cambra is the CMO of HighByte, focused on preparing the company for commercial launch. Her areas of responsibility include brand development, media relations, demand generation, and product marketing. She also oversees operations for HighByte.
Torey is a marketing professional with nearly 15 years of experience creating compelling brand experiences that drive customer acquisition and expansion in highly technical environments. Torey’s career began with a focus on biotechnology and international pharmaceutical product launches, and then evolved into a fast-climbing career in B2B industrial software. She is passionate about securing equal STEM opportunities for women, and excited by the potential of the Internet of Things in industrial environments.
Torey applies an analytical, data-driven approach to marketing that reflects her academic achievements in both chemistry and ethics. Torey received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and has completed post-graduate studies in Medical Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh.