Providing Multi-Faceted Data Management
MDMi is a full-solutions service provider. From partnering with best-in-class software companies, to developing customer-centric integration software, MDMi works closely with organizations to understand their unique processes and goals. This allows MDMi to offer strategic and tailored data solutions and implementation services.
MDMi delivers the same spirit of collaboration to software partners, which allows us to provide clients with emerging technologies and superior service to meet their growing needs.
MDMi delivers synergetic software deployment, configuration, and implementation.
MDMI’s Leadership team brings together decades of experience in driving global innovation.
Tom Searles, M.S., MBA
From a young age, Tom was fascinated by engineering data, a passion that deepened during his materials engineering studies. His academic pursuits led him to a global leadership role in data management at Rolls-Royce, melding education with real-world application. In 2010, Tom founded MDMi, swiftly establishing himself as a notable authority in engineering data platform software and its related services. Through a multifaceted approach, Tom drives MDMi's values and mission, kindling a shared passion for enabling clients to optimally utilize their data, guiding them to realize their unique objectives and vision.
With over 20 years of experience in consumer product development, organization and innovation leadership, strategic partner relations, and multi-generational product development at Procter & Gamble as a Global Innovation Manager of Research and Development, Pete brings a wealth of expertise to lead MDMi's organization. His unwavering passion for developing others and creating innovative solutions drives business and operational growth. Pete fosters MDMi's core values, empowering lifelong learners to challenge themselves and develop novel ideas to meet customer needs. He maintains a strong focus on building impactful relationships with the MDMi team, business partners, and customers.
Tom Searles (MDMi, founder and CEO) became an early adopter of Granta MI as an enterprise-level solution for materials information management. As a Materials Engineer, Tom played a vital role in the initial design, development, and implementation of Granta MI at Rolls-Royce. It was here that Tom saw the first-hand impact of data management and in the process found a passion for data strategy. Rolls-Royce continues to utilize the Granta MI platform and the tools Tom helped to develop. Over the years, their efforts expanded, and recently Rolls-Royce noted a ~$10m annual saving as a result of Granta MI.
After working alongside companies in aerospace, defense, and commercial industries, Tom Searles (MDMi, founder and CEO) saw a critical need for a US presence and qualified service provider for Granta MI and other database solutions. With years of practical experience developing and deploying mission critical software systems, Tom founded MDMi in 2010. With an established record of creating client-tailored solutions to integrate technology into processes and enabling them to accelerate innovation by fully leveraging data intelligence, MDMi quickly became the preferred services provider of Granta MI, and is now a leading Ansys partner.
The MDMi hired their first developer in 2013 to meet growing client needs and expand offering to include custom software solutions. MDMi’s developer team continues to grow and has now produced a range of applications that span productivity suites, third-party database integrations, and an array of data auditing and validation tools. These solutions simplify complex processes to minimize human effort and error, standardize processes, and improve data quality. MDMi software is highly configurable to meet unique Client use cases. Have an idea or a specific need? Challenge us.
In 2019 MDMi’s Client list surpassed 100. MDMi has helped Clients, spanning Fortune 500 to Small Businesses, to develop and implement personalized data strategies and solutions. MDMi’s diverse Client lists spans both industries (e.g., automotive, aerospace, materials, chemical, manu-facturing) and sectors (e.g., industry, government, academia/Universities, national laboratories) as ALL organizations developing, designing, testing, and/or manufacturing materials, systems, and products rely on data to inform decision making and practice.
MDMi expanded their team to begin offering Data Engineering Services in 2020. When database implementations become stagnant it is often the result of a lack of resources as time investment is critical and there is often no single point of contact. Here, trusted MDMi experts handle Client data to create a low-effort all-in-one solution. From data loading and auditing, to database guidance and administration, Data Engineering Services help maximize return on investment.
MDMi has began expanding technology partnerships outside of database solutions to also include data analysis. In 2021, MDMi partnered with MIPAR, an image analysis software capable of deep learning, to create a database integration platform that streamlines complex analysis and data storage processes. Increasingly, Client needs extend data storage as organizations are seeking integration capabilities to enable insights from emerging machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. More recently, MDMi has formed additional partnerships with Intellegens and Additive Flow. Combining ML/AI technologies with data management can enable concepts including Integrated Computational Materials Engineering to drastically cut R&D costs and time to market.
MDMi collaborates with technology partners to offer comprehensive and tailored data management solutions capable of solving complex data challenges.