Imaginestics hires sales expert as vice president to lead market growth

July 29, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Imaginestics LLC, whose technology enables manufacturers to search for products by shape, has named Brian Gillespie its vice president of sales.

Gillespie is responsible for growing and managing Imaginestics sales operations. Prior to joining the company, he was director of sales for Plex Systems, where he led the company's entry into discrete and process manufacturing, with a focus on companies in highly regulated industries.

Lloyd Fields, president and chief operations officer, said Gillespie's experience and expertise will benefit Imaginestics.

"We are very pleased to welcome Brian aboard," he said. "Imaginestics has experienced significant market growth in recent years and Brian's ability to drive revenue and manage a sales organization makes him a natural fit to help accelerate the company to the next stage."

Gillespie said there were several reasons he joined Imaginestics.

"Imaginestics has tremendous people and an incredible culture that I felt the first time I walked through the door," he said. "I'm also extremely impressed with its shape search technology and how it will change the way people search for data. The potential efficiencies gained from this technology are endless."

Imaginestics' technology includes VizSeek®, a visual shape search engine, and VizSpace, an online marketplace that connects buyers' requirements with industrial suppliers' capabilities. The company is based in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. It recently was named "Most Innovative" company in the 2014 Startup Focus Awards at the SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 conference.

About Imaginestics LLC

Imaginestics is a leader in social supply chain, linking organizations directly by one or more upstream and downstream flows of products, services, finances, or information from a source to a customer. It leverages its unique patented visual search technology at its core to deliver accurate information to derive superior value. Imaginestics is a privately held company headquartered at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Indiana. More information on Imaginestics and its products is available at

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park is the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The Purdue Research Park manages the Purdue Technology Centers in four sites in Indiana, located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany. The more than 260 companies located in the park network employ about 4,500 people who earn an average annual wage of $63,000. The park is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year by the National Business Incubation Association for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at 

Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, 

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