We're building intelligent software to power the future of machining.

Our mission is to be a catalyst for innovation by enabling product designers, engineers, and machinists to rapidly prototype and efficiently manufacture precision machined parts.

We will provide the fastest and most cost-effective way for anyone to create high-precision, production-grade CNC-machined parts. 

Starting with a digital design of a part, our software automatically decides how to efficiently machine that part on a CNC mill.

By making it easier, faster, and less expensive to go from “model to metal” we will accelerate product development, encourage innovation, and support the creation of the next generation of products that improve our world.

Leadership Team

Al Whatmough


Al Whatmough is a visionary leader and expert in CNC manufacturing automation. Prior to his current role as CEO of Toolpath Labs, Al led the product management team at Autodesk, overseeing the development and integration of their digital manufacturing software suite, including Fusion 360.

Under Al's guidance, Toolpath Labs is focused on creating an automation platform that enhances human productivity and success in CNC manufacturing. His strategic vision aims to transform the industry by streamlining processes and leveraging advanced automation technologies.

Al's career began with an apprenticeship as a machinist at the University of Western Ontario, making devices for engineering research and models of buildings and bridges for wind studies. This was followed by a teaching stint where he developed curriculum for parametric solid modeling. His transition to product management at Autodesk was marked by significant achievements, including the unification of Autodesk's CAM teams and the development of innovative solutions that made manufacturing more accessible.

Al grew up in Canada, where he completed his apprenticeship and worked as a machinist. He later moved to California, where he now lives with his wife and four kids. Al is passionate about teaching and inspiring the next generation of machinists and continues to engage with the community through various initiatives and speaking engagements.

Justin Gray, Ph.D.

Co-founder & CTO

Justin Gray is an optimization expert with degrees in both computer science and aerospace engineering and 17 years of experience with software development and engineering design. 

He is one of the lead developers on the open-source OpenMDAO optimization framework, and has applied it to develop jet engine design models, aircraft design models, and complex multiphysics optimizations. 

He received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2006), his M.S. in Computer Science (2012) from Case Western Reserve University, and his Ph.D. (2018) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. Justin is an avid cyclist with a passion for all things mechanical. He lives in the Cleveland area with his wife and son.

Andy Powell

Co-founder & Head of Product

Andy Powell is a lifelong entrepreneur and problem solver. Prior to launching Toolpath, Andy was the co-founder and CEO of CallRail, a software company providing marketing analytics to more than 200,000 small businesses. 

‍Under Andy’s leadership, CallRail grew to employ more than 275 people with more than $75M in annual revenue and $10M in annual profitability. CallRail was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for six years consecutively, and recognized as a Best Workplace by Inc. Magazine.

Andy grew up in Columbus, Georgia and graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology (2005) with a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He lives south of Atlanta with his wife Allison and three daughters.

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