Jay Deakins

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Prior to establishing Deacom, Inc., Jay Deakins was the Founder and CEO of The Sun and Earth Company, a manufacturer of all-natural cleaning products distributed through national supermarket chains and other retailers. Discouraged by the complexity of software options available at the time to run his business, Deakins took it upon himself to program a solution himself.

As a direct result of this experience, Deakins formed Deacom, Inc. in 1995, setting up an office in his basement and creating a single system specific to the needs of the manufacturing industry. There he singlehandedly developed the earliest versions of DEACOM ERP software from scratch, implemented the technology and supported customers during the day, and wrote code to further advance the software at night.

Today, Deakins continues to grow the company with a large professional staff and a new 37,000 square foot, state-of-the-art headquarters in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Devon, Penn., and when not working to grow Deacom, spends his spare time playing golf, running, biking and flying his airplane.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Jay Deakins and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.