FastFetch Corporate Profile
FastFetch Corporation was incorporated in August 2006 as a spin-off from Foxfire Technologies Corporation, a software development company specializing in warehouse management systems. While still part of Foxfire, the FastFetch inventor was issued a first patent (US Patent 6,775,588) and was later issued a second patent (US Patent 8,019,463). Since that time, the technology progressed from the concepts embodied in the patent to the design and development of hardware and software components that now comprise the product described in this website. During this same time period, identification and agreements with manufacturing resources and beta tests were completed. In November 2006, the patents, along with software, hardware and inventory assets, were sold and assigned by Foxfire Technologies Corporation to FastFetch Corporation where the same key inventors and software/hardware architects (after leaving Foxfire) continue the development, sales, deployment and maintenance of the technology in Pendleton, SC.
Key PersonnelDr. John C. (Jack) Peck, CEO, President and Co-Founder
Dr. Peck is a Professor Emeritus in the Computer Science Department at Clemson University after retiring from Clemson as Chairman of the Department. At Clemson he served in a variety of capacities including Director of the Division of Information Systems Development, an organization he founded to assist South Carolina State Government in the design and development of very large database/data communication systems such as Medicaid and Online Public Health Medical Records. In addition to authoring numerous scholarly research papers and serving as a principal or co-principal investigator on several Department of Defense and National Science Foundation contracts, Dr. Peck served as an accreditation visitor on several teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and worked for many years as a consultant in computer applications for manufacturing and distribution through Foxfire Technologies Corporation, a software company he co-founded in 1987 and sold in 2007. Dr. Peck currently serves as President and CEO of FastFetch Corporation, a company he co-founded in 2006.
In addition to holding 2 patents on the FastFetch system in the United States, Japan, Mexico, China and India (with patents pending in Canada and 22 European countries), Dr. Peck holds two patents in speech recognition for use by handicapped workers and holds one patent published and pending in intelligent, reconfigurable technologies for warehouse management. Dr. Peck’s primary research interests in computer science are database, manufacturing and distribution systems. Dr. Peck earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and an MS and PhD degree in computer science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana).
Dr. Edward W. (Ed) Page, Chairman and Co-Founder
Dr. Page is a Professor Emeritus at Clemson University, after retiring in 2006, and has more than forty years of engineering and management experience in a variety of industry, government, and university positions. His academic career includes service as Professor of Computer Science, Associate Dean of Engineering and Science and Executive Director of the Clemson University Research Foundation. He has extensive research experience in artificial intelligence and biologically inspired computing paradigms and has served as principal or co-principal investigator on a variety of research projects sponsored by the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and industry. His technical background also includes research and development in wide-area communication networks, geographically distributed simulations, radar and sonar signal processing, image processing, and industrial applications of microprocessors and microcontrollers. Dr. Page has severed as a consultant to several government and industry organizations and has published more than sixty papers and one book. He is co-inventor of a patent on Multiresolution Learning Paradigm for Neural Networks.
Dr. Page earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University, an MS degree in engineering from the University of Alabama Huntsville and a PhD degree in electrical engineering from Duke University.
Dr. John S. (Steve) Davis, Vice President of Software Systems
Dr. Davis is a Professor Emeritus in the Management Department at Clemson University where he also held an appointment in Computer Science. He authored many scholarly research papers in the areas of information systems and supply chain management. During his career at the University, he directed or co-directed several R&D projects for the Department of Defense to manage distribution of Army uniforms, using a web-based management system he developed, and served as principal investigator on supply chain projects for Mitsubishi Corporation, the National Science Foundation and the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
During earlier U.S. Army service, Dr. Davis taught computer programming at the U.S. Military Academy, served as Deputy Director of the Army Institute for Research in Management Information and Computer Sciences and managed an Army computer center.
Dr. Davis earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MBA degree from Boston University, an MS degree in computer science from University of Southern California and a PhD degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. James A. (Jim) Bate, Vice President of Research & Development
Dr. Bate has held a variety of positions in industry and academia including Operations Research Analyst for J. P. Stevens, Instructor of Computer Science at Clemson University, Project Leader in the development of state-wide CICS and IMS based information systems for the states of Wisconsin and Oklahoma, Project Leader at Integrated Information Systems in the development of Logistics Support Systems for the Department of Defense, Vice President of R&D for Foxfire Technologies Corporation in the development of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Real-time Shopfloor Control Systems and principal designer on numerous other complex database/data communication projects for such companies as the V.F. Corporation, The William Carter Company, Intertape Polymer Company, ALLTEL Communications and Delta Woodside.
Dr. Bate earned a BS degree in Mathematics from Bob Jones University and MS and PhD degrees in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University.