Camstar Systems, a developer of enterprise manufacturing systems, is moving its headquarters to Charlotte from Campbell, CA.

The company was founded in 1984 by Dave Cone, a former IBM executive. He is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, with a BS in math. He earned an MS in operations research from Stanford and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Its targets are life sciences, semiconductor, electronics, and other industrial manufacturers. Clients include Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Roche, ZOLL, Zeiss, IBM, Kodak, AMD, Philips, Corning, Lexmark and Hitachi.

Philips Semiconductor recently implemented CamStar’s solutions across eight plants.

CamStar offers InSite, a product line software that manages, monitors, and synchronizes manufacturing activities to distributed plants. CamStar said the system “enables customers to respond rapidly to changing demand, optimize the use of production assets, and quickly ramp the production of new products.”

Camstar’s development and deployment facility is already in Charlotte. It was moved there is 2001.

“By relocating our headquarters to Charlotte, we gain significant business efficiencies and will be able to accelerate our investments in key vertical markets, life sciences and high technology,” said Dave Cone, president and CEO of Camstar, in announcing the move. “Our plan is to transition most of our California operations and relocate many of our people during the next few months.”
The offices are at 2815 Coliseum Center Drive.