Building the  Midsize Factory Operating System 



From Our Factory Town To Yours

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Our values

At Pico we care about productivity, precision, and pride

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Meet Our Team Members

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Ryan Kuhlenbeck

Co-founder & CEO

As co-founder and CEO, Ryan leads the Pico team in their relentless pursuit of making the day to day better for manufacturers. He grew up in a factory town and started his career at General Motors. After working for startup manufacturers–including Tesla–he joined Alta Motors, a startup building a revolutionary and widely acclaimed electric motorcycle. During that experience he learned the importance of manufacturing execution systems, and the idea for Pico was born. He is a graduate of Missouri University and now resides in a small factory town. 

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Geoff Bucks

Co-founder & Head of Software

Geoff leads the software team at Pico, building and maintaining the extensive systems that enable our customers to succeed. After a software career at Amazon and other leading companies, he met Ryan and Zac at Alta Motors and reunited with them afterwards to build Pico. Geoff is a graduate of Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute and lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Zac Nelson

Co-founder & Head of Integrations

Zac manages the customer deployments and device integrations at Pico, the most critical pieces of the puzzle to ensure our customers realize the full potential of Pico. Zac graduated from MIT and has had an extensive career in manufacturing, with an early stint at Tesla and many years at Ford. He, Ryan, and Geoff met at Alta Motors, an electric motorcycle startup, where they together recognized the importance of manufacturing execution for companies of all sizes. Zac grew up in rural Illinois working at his father’s metal fabrication company.

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Our distributed team spends every day building the foundation for a factory we all want to work in and operate. Want to join us?   

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