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Executive Team

An important driver of NWA’s success continues to be its dedicated and experienced management team.  The team’s unique combination of manufacturing, technology, marketing and software development expertise has enabled Northwest Analytics to continuously bring to market new and innovative Manufacturing Analytics solutions.

Peter Guilfoyle, CEO & President

Peter Guilfoyle is responsible for all operating aspects of the company. For the past 18 years, he has been recognized for his innovative and results-oriented approach to all aspects of the marketing continuum. Mr. Guilfoyle has a broad background related to the utilization of technology solutions by companies to improve performance and lower risk. Over the course of his career, he has worked closely with global companies in more than 40 countries to increase profitability through the application of technologies to address operational shortfalls. Before joining Northwest Analytics, Mr. Guilfoyle was Vice President of Marketing and a member of the Executive Management Team for Coaxis, Inc, where he delivered record-breaking growth every year. Prior to Coaxis, Mr. Guilfoyle held increasingly senior marketing roles at Intel Corporation, Xerox and Tektronix, generating similar results.

Steve Knipple

Steve Knipple, Vice President of Technology & Software Development

Steve Knipple is responsible to lead the development and delivery of NWA’s software products, client support, and corporate information technology services. Prior to joining Northwest Analytics, Steve was a principal consultant at both CloudShift Advisors and Bradson Consulting, the VP of Research and Development at Harris Computer/First Pacific Corporation, the CTO and VP of Engineering at Atmosera/Easy Street and a Global Program Manager at Wacker Chemical Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and an M.S. in Information Management from the University of Oregon.


Louis K. Halvorsen, Advisor

Louis Halvorsen supports NWA in an advisor role using his years of experience and expertise with NWA products and NWA customers. Since joining NWA in 1982, he has led the teams responsible for the development of NWA Manufacturing Intelligence Solutions. He has also assisted numerous NWA clients in developing strategies for the successful implementation of their manufacturing and quality information systems. Prior to joining NWA, Mr. Halvorsen held management and technical positions in the analytical instrumentation field and worked in research and quality control as an industrial chemist.  He holds a B.S. from Oregon State University and is currently serving on the ISA S95 Standards Committee.