Management Team


Wayne Tanner

General Manager


Wayne is the General Manager at Adaptive Corporation and is responsible for growing sales and services for the PLM, Additive Manufacturing, Simulation and Metrology lines of business. Prior to Adaptive, Wayne led Leading Edge Engineering, a Simulation Services consultancy before Adaptive acquired the company in 2015. With more than 20 years of experience in Simulation, Wayne’s expertise spans Load Development, Weld Fatigue, Dynamics and Optimization. He works with Adaptive customers to solve complex product development challenges such as warranty/failure problems, optimized designs for improved performance (cost, weight, life, etc.), and defining accurate simulation processes and techniques to develop confidence in consistent simulation results.

Wayne holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Illinois State University.


Margie Ator

CFO/VP Operations


Margie Ator is CFO/ VP Operations of Adaptive Corporation. She is responsible for all aspects of Finance, Operations and Administration. Margie has over 37 yrs experience, and has worked as a Financial Analyst, Controller, Customer Account Manager and Pricing Director in various size companies from Fortune 500 to start ups.

Margie holds a BS Finance degree from the Ohio State University.


Juliann Grant

Vice President, Marketing


Juliann Grant is the Vice President of Marketing for Adaptive Corporation. She is responsible for all aspects of marketing including branding, digital and off line marketing, field marketing and more. She has more than 25 years experience developing marketing strategies for high technology and industrial companies that build consumer demand, revenue streams, and customer communities. She has a talent for positively impacting product direction, accurately assessing market challenges, and aligning products and services to meet buyer needs. She is a recognized speaker and author on B2B marketing strategies and tactics including integrated marketing, online marketing and social media.

Juliann holds an BS in Marketing from Merrimack College.


Jon Gable

PLM Line of Business Leader


Jon Gable, has been working in the PLM industry for over 20 years with companies of all manufacturing types and industries as both an implementation consultant and product strategist.  He has spent the majority of his career with MatrixOne and ENOVIA and has been deeply involved in the transformation of PLM to a business platform managing all aspects of a company’s product development processes.

Jon has a B.S. Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and a M.S. Engineering Management from the University of Michigan.