Jeff Hatfield - President & CEO
Having been an independent consultant for several years before forming a successful IT consultancy in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jeff elected to return to Michigan and his roots in manufacturing. ConnectingBlox was formed to fill what Jeff perceived as a gap in IT services for mid-market manufacturing companies. Starting out as a field service technician working for a variety of clients and industries, Jeff successfully transitioned from IT service and support to systems architect and ultimately into IT management roles for several furniture and automotive manufacturers before finally electing to consult. As a consultant he worked for dozens of manufacturing firms, small and large, domestic and international. Over the years Jeff has amassed over 75 certifications and has been trained in Six Sigma and Lean principles including TPS. As a system architect, Jeff is responsible for many successful implementations including highly available systems that have been operating for over 10 years with zero downtime. After nearly 30 years in IT, Jeff is still as energized today to help companies properly utilize technology as he was the first time he pulled a shop schedule off of a line-printer!