About Us

Perdix Software, Inc. (est. 2015, Rochester NY) was founded by Steven L Smith and Jacob R Weidert.

Our Story

After co-founder Jake Weidert purchased OTEX Protective, a manufacturer of arc-flash PPE, from his uncle in 2013, he experienced first-hand the need for a better operations management solution for manufacturing. Siloed information, redundant data entry, and a lack of communication, compatibility, and cohesion between systems created unnecessary obstacles in growing the business, meeting quality and timeliness objectives, and maximizing labor productivity.

After looking at the current market offerings and seeing that there was no one software solution that would address all of the business requirements, Jake consulted with his former BookDecay.com business partner, Steve Smith, who suggested that they make their own software solution — marking the inception of MOLI.

Perdix Software's signature product, MOLI™, is an information processing system for digital manufacturing. MOLI kiosks are located at workcenters throughout a facility, and empower employees to add, manage, and augment production data, create training records and upgrade their skills, and track all aspects of production, linking them to other systems as appropriate.

Perdix Software, using The MOLI System™, builds for each customer an extensible, customized, robust digital infrastructure for industrial factoring and manufacturing excellence, and works with customers and partners to improve the system as needs and technologies evolve.

Perdix Software, Inc. is a proud member of NextCorps and the MedTech Association.


What is Perdix?

The Perdix Software team develops and supports MOLI and provides consulting services and training designed to guide manufacturing through the digital transition. We work alongside you to develop and build a single digitalization platform that elevates and optimizes your entire operation.


But why Perdix?

In Greek mythology, Perdix (a.k.a. Icarus's brother; Icarus, the dude who flew too close to the sun) was a clever student of the mechanical arts.

One day, while walking on the seashore, he picked up the spine of a fish, and had an idea... he took a piece of iron and notched it on the edge, and invented the saw. Then, putting two and two together (literally), he invented the scissors.

Perdix was the first to see a simple invention that could benefit everyone.

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Key Personnel

Steven L Smith
Steven L Smith
Co-Founder and CEO
Jacob R. Weidert
Jacob R. Weidert
Co-Founder and C2PO
Zachary Kruchoski
Zachary Kruchoski
Principal Engineer


Thomas M Rigney
Thomas M Rigney
UX Lead


Board of Advisors

Kevin DiVico

Special Projects

Suzanne Bell, MLS

Research Advisor

Zack Butler, Ph.D.

AI & Robotics Advisor

Our Location

Trailblazed by Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch & Lomb, the Rochester, NY area is known as the imaging capitol of the world.

These companies ignited a boom of manufacturing throughout the 20th century — building on a legacy of water-powered automation and modern flour mills along the Genesee River. These mills and the surrounding countryside gave Rochester the moniker “Flour City”.

As the number of mills declined, the city re-exemplified itself as the “Flower City” — celebrated with the annual Lilac Festival in Highland Park.

Today, Rochester's manufacturing industry has evolved and boasts a thriving high-technology and manufacturing sector — perfect for enabling Industry 4.0.