Looking back, starting his
own company was nothing like Mike Cannonie
expected. "Most of our business plan went out the window after the first three months," said Cannonie, co-founder with Michael Doke of Prosper-based Cornerstone Automation Systems Inc.
and Doke had to be flexible with their business plan, but they also let flexibility drive the product they supply.
That way, CASI
doesn't start from scratch each time, nor nickel-and-dime the customer, Cannonie
...Cannonie, president, founded CASI in December 2002 with software design guru Doke, vice president.
was selling, configuring systems on the manufacturing room floor and installing.From 2004 to 2005 the company went from five to 11 employees.
Job responsibilities were juggled around.Cannonie
moved to full-time sales.
With market demand exploding, even smaller companies can automate with CASI's
"Many of our customers are distribution centers that didn't think they had enough money to automate.They didn't realize they could get something affordable that we could supply," he
...TOP EXECUTIVE: Mike Cannonie, president