Matthew Littlefield founded LNS Research in August of 2011 and is now President and Principal Analyst. Matthew’s personal coverage areas include the topics of Enterprise Quality Management Software, Manufacturing Operations Management, Asset Performance Management, Sustainability, and Industrial Automation 2.0. As President and Principal Analyst for LNS Research, Matthew is a recognized industry expert and contributes to the LNS Research blog as well as many other industry publications. Matthew is also a sought after public speaker and continually advises manufacturing executives on how to best leverage technology in their operations.
Before founding LNS Research, Matthew spent the previous five years as a Senior Analyst for the Aberdeen Group and led the Global Manufacturing Research practice. While at Aberdeen, Matthew authored hundreds of thought leadership research reports and frequently spoke at industry leading events. Prior to joining the Aberdeen Group, Matthew spent the previous five years working for multi-billion dollar manufacturers (Unilever, HP Hood) in both engineering and shop-floor management roles. He graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BA in Economics and MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.