Our mission is to improve your plant's reliability and safety, lower your total cost of operation and maintenance, and improve the quality of your products, all of which helps you run a better business and increase customer satisfaction.


The company's innovative products bring the benefits of data-driven operations and maintenance to the millions of machines that keep our society running and are helping to define the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  While that is useful jargon, we are dedicated to developing practical applications for technology by starting with the business need; not the other way around.  ProAxion's products use the latest in vibration sensors, mobile sensing and communications technology and are designed for the demanding environments of the industrial world.

Justin Rothwell, PE  /  CEO & Co-Founder  

Justin has 20 years of extensive experience designing, commissioning and servicing industrial machines and control systems.  He also understands the needs of the people who design, operate and maintain industrial plants.  He has performed work at over 100 industrial plants in the nuclear power, pharmaceutical, municipal water, and manufacturing industries. In his experience, Justin has seen how disruptive and costly unexpected machine failures can be, and he has witnessed first-hand the benefits of a Predictive Maintenance (PdM) program. 

Justin has worked for both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of industrial equipment, and engineering consulting firms, in technical, sales and management roles.

Justin earned an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.

An avid baseball fan and former amateur player, when Justin is not busy on his quest to bring the industrial world into the 21st century, he helps coach his twin boys’ baseball team.

Elliot Poger  /  CTO & Co-Founder

Elliot has 20 years of professional experience in embedded and network software engineering, within companies of various stages and sizes (from 5-employee startups to Sun Microsystems and Google).

His most recent position was a 7-year stint as Senior Software Engineer at Google, where he worked on TV ad insertion technology, as well as the graphics engine running within Android and Chrome.

Previously, Elliot spent 5 years as Client Software Architect at TVWorks (now a Comcast subsidiary), designing and implementing software to run in cable television set-top boxes. To date, Elliot has been awarded 4 patents in the course of his work.

Before entering the professional workforce, Elliot earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

When he’s not making machines talk to each other, Elliot encourages his two kids to talk to each other (in measured tones) at their home in Raleigh, NC.