MBX’s Grace Hurley Promoted to VP of Business Development & Healthcare

October 5, 2022

New Position Reflects Strong Company Growth & Expanded Medical Focus

LIBERTYVILLE, IL (October 5, 2022) – MBX Systems, a manufacturer of purpose-built and deployment-ready hardware platforms for OEMs and ISVs requiring turnkey hardware/software solutions, today announced the promotion of business development director Grace Hurley to the new position of Vice President of Business Development and Healthcare. The promotion is a direct result of MBX’s growth and focus on the healthcare market that has been fueled in part by Hurley’s background in medical technology solutions.

The company has nearly doubled revenues year-to-date, enlarged its dedicated healthcare team to support medical technology developers, and designed AI-enabled hardware platforms for medical use. That includes Kori, an industry-first modular medical cart that shrinks hardware development for computer vision applications from two years to as little as four months by eliminating the need for custom cart design, engineering and mold injection to accommodate specific workstations, cameras and peripherals required for different use cases.

MBX’s success also has been driven by strong partnerships with industry leaders ranging from NVIDIA, whose GPUs, CPUs and embedded systems are used in many of MBX’s hardware platforms, to Dell Technologies, which named MBX its Rising Star Partner of the Year in both 2021 and 2022.

Hurley has played a pivotal role in supporting the company’s growth over the past two years. She joined MBX in 2020 after a 17-year business development career at Contec Americas that culminated in serving as VP of Healthcare Solutions. Her new MBX position includes oversight of business development in all vertical markets including IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, IP video surveillance and video streaming as well as healthcare.

“Grace has been instrumental in advancing our business on all fronts, including fortifying our team of healthcare specialists to meet increasing demand driven in part by new artificial intelligence applications,” said Chris Tucker, CEO of MBX. “Her deep experience in helping customers bring complex products to market and her strengths in cross-functional team leadership are a great asset that will enable us to continue delivering topnotch solutions to our customers’ most difficult hardware challenges.”

Hurley holds a B.S. in biology from the Florida Institute of Technology. Her promotion is effective immediately.

About MBX Systems | Now part of AHEAD

MBX Systems, now part of AHEAD, is a leading provider of engineered hardware systems for software companies and service providers that deploy technology as integrated hardware/software solutions. Building on three decades of experience and product deployments in 185 countries, MBX Systems provides advanced engineering, manufacturing, and logistics services as well as industry-leading Hatch supply chain orchestration software for customers, delivering visibility into all aspects of their hardware data and operations. Hardware solutions are integrated in ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified facilities using the award-winning Forge manufacturing infrastructure to automate customers' scalable manufacturing requirements for faster time to market. For more information, visit

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