EASE - Insights that Drive Performance

EASE is a leader in plant floor audit and insights software for the manufacturing industry. We're catalysts for change, indisputable, passionate experts that help our customers learn, grow, and take action to help transform their worlds.

How do we do it? By harnessing the rich data that most manufacturing companies are missing: plant floor data. The intel that tells you how your workers and machines are actually executing your processes. When you have the insights that really matter, that's when you and your business can more forward - not in small steps, but in leaps and bounds.

Founded in 1986, EASE, Inc's solutions are used across the globe, with more than a million plant floor audits conducted every year using the EASE cloud platform. From automotive to aerospace and consumer packaged goods, EASE Inc's solutions are transforming data into actionable intelligence.

In 2013, EASE Inc. received an equity investment from Spotlight Equity Partners. EASE is a privately held company based in Mission Viejo, California.

Make it Simple

We handle the hard stuff to make your life easier—so you can do more.

Find the Truth

We help you harness the power of data to uncover your operational truth.

Bring the Magic

Through our people and our technology, we create a magical experience that leads to real-world change.

Management Team

Eric Stoop

Eric Stoop

  • Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Eric Stoop leads the development and execution of Ease’s vision and long-term strategy, ensuring company growth through the delivery of innovative products and solutions.

With more than 20 years of management, strategy, and technology experience, Eric specializes in building and growing successful organizations. He is the founder and former leader of a top-ranked financial services technology firm and has aided in the turnaround of Fortune 500 companies in several high-demand industries. He has a track record of repeated success in developing partnerships and new product strategies to help clients perform complex tasks with fewer mistakes and measurable results.

In addition to being a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Eric is a former practicing attorney and current member of the State Bar of California. His legal background includes an in-depth understanding of regulated environments and the technology licensing issues faced by manufacturers.

John Friske

John Friske

  • Chief Customer Officer

John Friske serves as Chief Customer Officer and is responsible for the entire customer journey with Ease - from initial engagement to implementation and ongoing customer success. John leads the sales and customer success teams ensuring that EASE’s customers are the best served in the industry and remain deeply satisfied with every aspect of their relationship with Ease.

Prior to joining EASE, John spent the last three decades successfully establishing and growing high technology firms specializing in the development and deployment of enterprise software solutions. John has served in leadership positions for international venture and equity backed companies in roles such as; CEO, President, COO, and SVP of Sales and Professional Services.

Erica Johnson - Ease Inc

Erica Johnson

  • Vice President of Finance

Erica is a graduate of on the University of California, Berkeley and has spent more than 5 years working in the finance team at Ease, most recently as controller before joining the management team as the Vice President of Finance.

Scot Larsen

Scot Larsen

  • Chief Technology Officer

Scot Larsen is a seasoned technology executive who leads product development and infrastructure management for Ease. Scot brings 30 years of software development and management experience to the team, as well as a deep background in manufacturing control systems engineering.

Scot was previously Senior Director of R&D at Schneider Electric Software, where he managed eight product lines that included cloud-enabled engineering tools for the company’s largest control system platform. Prior to Schneider Electric, he was Senior Director of R&D at Sage, heading up product development for the company’s leading ERP/accounting platform for mid-tier businesses. Scot led the lean agile/scrum transformation at both companies and was key architect of the Schneider Electric Software enterprise lean software development lifecycle.

Scot’s expertise managing large and complex global teams has helped build him a reputation for growing market-leading technology companies. A control software and systems engineer for 12 years, Scot has a deep understanding of manufacturing operations and processes, using this knowledge to build solutions that solve manufacturers’ challenges.

Gavin Drake

Gavin Drake

  • Chief Marketing Officer

Gavin Drake is a 25-year veteran of B2B marketing with a passion for building scalable growth, developing powerful brands and passionate customers.

Prior to his role as CMO, Gavin served as Vice President of Marketing at Quark Software, where he ran the global marketing team and successfully developed the content automation software category, taking Quark to a leadership position in the category with a roster of global 2000 clients.

Gavin is the co-author of “Content Automation for Dummies” and is an established speaker and writer, contributing to a variety of publications including Computer Shopper Magazine, MarketingTech, EContent and TC World.

Gavin earned his BSc Honors degree in Physics and Business Studies from De Montfort University in the UK and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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EASE is the innovative mobile platform leading manufacturers use to simplify how they administer, conduct and respond to plant floor audits. From Layered Process Audits to safety and 5S, let EASE simplify your audits and transform your business. See your plant floor more clearly with EASE.

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