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Practical Products Made by Manufacturing Geeks

MARC® is made by the highly experienced team at MūL Technologies® – manufacturers who want to bring autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that make practical sense to warehousing, manufacturing and logistics companies.

Partnered with GMI Solutions – a contract manufacturer that’s been serving customers around the globe since 1983 – MūL Technologies is headed by an experienced team with a combined 200 years of programming, engineering, manufacturing, logistics and sales under their belts.

MūL Technologies’ approach to AMR is different: We take commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components and add minimum custom hardware to create intelligence/movement. MARC is the most cost-effective autonomous material handling solution on the market.

Finally “the rest of us” have an affordable way to get all the benefits of AMR.

Meet the Geeks:

Dan Armbrust

Dan Armbrust
Founder and CEO

Dan is no stranger to starting and growing businesses. He started his first company, Softworks, in November of 1983 with $600. The initial software they produced was a DOS shell for the Commodore 64 called ‘Softfiler’. In 1985, he dropped out of college to devote his full time efforts to the company.

In 1986 he helped to develop a line of personal computers called ‘Citus’, which was sold through a VAR network. The company was twice named to Inc 500 list (in 1990 & 1991 as #11 & #29 fastest growing private company in the United States).

In 1992 the company acquired an engineering firm, Micro Linear Controls, from Racine, Wisconsin. The team transformed the business to focus on OEM customers exclusively and rebranded itself as Granite Microsystems. As a result of a focus on OEM assemblies outside of computers, Granite Microsystems was then rebranded as GMI Solutions in 2015.

In 2005 he and the team set up an overseas WOFE in Shanghai China envisioning duplication of the successful Low Volume High Mix (LVHM) philosophy. The Asia division continues to be a successful part of the GMI Solutions strategy today.

He recognized the market's need for a product like MARC, and gives overall direction to the company & the MŪL team.

He sits on several boards and has received numerous industry awards and recognition. To help mentor other budding entrepreneurs he also founded and funded a successful top-15 startup accelerator gener8tor, which he successfully exited.

Bob Grabon

Bob Grabon

Bob is the entrepreneur in residence and together with Dan conceived the MARC product. He is instrumental in new product development and was also part of the founding team for the startup accelerator gener8tor.

Bob has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a Computer Architecture minor from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master’s degree in Computer Architecture from Santa Clara University.

While working at Intel, Zenith Data Systems, Intermec, and GMI he has been granted more than 15 patents and has several more in process. His work revolves around portable devices, CPU architecture, and wireless communications along with other technical areas. His work at MūL spans all aspects of hardware design and software development.

Micheal Poehlmann

Michael Poehlmann
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Mike also came to the MŪL team via GMI Solutions. He joined GMI in 1999 as a Strategic Account Manager. While developing many of GMI’s existing and new large OEM accounts, he eventually managed the inside sales team, was promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing and now serves as President of the company. 

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Iowa, and has a solid background in healthcare and bioscience, including work within laboratories, hospitals and medical sales representation.

In addition to the biology background, Mr. Poehlmann honed his technical aptitude while managing a repair center for power tools and equipment, and also working 5 years as a sales rep and department manager for Derco Aerospace – directly interfacing with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency on aftermarket military aircraft spares support and component repair.

Todd Sweet

Todd Sweet

Todd Sweet, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for overseeing the accounting, finance, and human resources functions for MŪL. He has been involved since its founding and has been part of the GMI Solutions team for over 25 years.

Prior to joining GMI, Todd spent 7 years as a public accountant working for Ernst & Young as an auditor and computer auditor as well as for a local firm as an audit supervisor and tax preparer.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and information systems from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Erick Bennett

Erick Bennett
Sales Manager

In his role as the Sales Manager, Erick is responsible for all aspects of customer acquisition and management. A salesman at heart, Erick's leadership has led to an atmosphere of high-touch customer service. He is involved at every step and his mentorship allows the entire sales team to thrive while offering a great sales and service experience.

Prior to joining the MūL team, Erick was involved in helping businesses grow through sales management across several businesses and industries and he has a well documented track record of successful sales growth and sales team management.

He is extremely passionate about the customer experience, and customers see his dedication and leadership in the level of support MŪL customers experience. 

Hans Dittmar

Hans Dittmar

Hans is in charge of MŪL's Marketing and is responsible for all marketing efforts including the company’s website, outbound messaging and marketing materials.  He is also involved in managing important manufacturing relationships, strategic planning and the technological advances in root technologies.

Hans has also been part of the team since the beginning. He joined GMI Solutions in 1995 and has been intimately involved with many startups, and was part of the initial team that got the startup accelerator gener8tor going.

Hans completed coursework at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  He is a true geek and has been actively involved with all types of technology since 1980.



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