In the late ’90s, Ruth Hughes (née Olszewski), CDG’s Founder and CEO, traveled 100% as an MP2 CMMS Software training consultant. At the end of each assignment, she was asked:
Since she traveled 100% (Sunday – Friday), Ruth’s only free day was Saturday so her answer was “No” even though she wanted to help.
Then, an Avery Dennison maintenance manager and supervisor offered Ruth an eye-opening dollar amount to help them with MP2 on the weekends. At this point, she knew there was a market for good CMMS software help but wasn’t ready to start a company until she visited a company that had created a barcode solution to collect work order data and update their CMMS with it. Ruth was awestruck and had a flood of ideas on how to turn this basic concept into something incredible to help customers answer the question, “How do I get all the data into the system?“
As she left the plant, the sun was setting and it was at this beautiful moment that she knew that she was going to build MVP Capture Mobile CMMS and CDG to help MP2 CMMS Software users throughout the world.