The Mozaik Story Pole



Roger Taylor (Center)
2013 AWFS
Visionary Award Winner

Larry Cornwell & Roger Taylor
1998 IWF Show 
Challengers Award Winner

One of the most vivid memories I have of my father's cabinet shop is the corner, just to the right of the door, where he kept his story poles.  I can still see him with his carpenters pencil in hand, kneeling on the old wooden floor, laying out a run of cabinets on what he called his "cabinet stick".  I also remember well the first time I took our software package home, set up my shiny new XT computer with the amber screen monitor, and showed him the software ... he shook his head in wonder and mumbled about the hours he had wasted ... hard to believe that was over a quarter of a century ago!

This page is our Story Pole.  A little about who we are and how we got here.

Speaking of story pole, that was the basis of the first algorithm written by Larry Cornwell of Cornwell Automation to layout cabinets for a software product we called Cabinet Vision.  Larry began work on that product in 1981 for Don's Cabinets in Apple Valley, CA.  We later changed the company name from Cornwell Automation to match the product name.

Larry and I partnered in that business and built the company throughout the 80s and 90s.  We introduced many of the innovations still touted in today's design to manufacture software products.  On October 19, 1993 we were issued a US Patent #5,255,207 for cabinet software, many years after our initial filing.  This Patent, known as the 207 Patent, was one of the first issued for a software algorithm and has been cited in several rulings over the years.

We qualified as a Challengers Award Finalist in 1988 for our original DOS product.  A decade later we would win the award for our second generation product at the 1998 IWF Show.  We would go on to sell that company in late 1998 and on January 1st, 1999 I took over as President and CEO of the new company continuing in that capacity until June of 2003.

When I decided to leave the software business I figured it was about time to get a little sawdust in my shoes again ... So, in the summer of 2003, I setup two sister companies, Woodworx and MachineWorx.  Over the next few years we built and installed high-end custom cabinets in the local market.  It was quite a nice refresher course!  We proved out some new assembly techniques and experienced a lot about the same woes expressed by our old cabinet software customers.

During this time, we were also running a full service CNC machinery business supplying CNC routers and other woodworking machines to customers from Florida to Texas and all points in between ... another great learning experience for the creation of Mozaik.  We learned quite a bit about CNC routers but we learned even more about what cabinet software should be.

Through the "Worx" years I kept my eye on the status of software in the cabinet industry.  As time passed, it became painfully obvious that our original market, the small to mid-size custom shop, was being left behind. So I contacted my old partner and convinced him to help us create an affordable alternative. 

My plan included a new software product and a new business model that provides the software as a subscription service. This eliminates the upfront costs and makes it affordable for everyone.  Larry came on board in 2007.  There was no better software engineer in the business to help us design and create Mozaik than the man who started it all!

Larry was also the son of a cabinetmaker.  He began writing software to help his dad's business in the early 1980s.  For the next 30 plus years Larry and his keyboard had a tremendous impact on our industry. He lost his battle with cancer in early 2014.  He was a friend and colleague for almost a quarter century.  He will be missed but his legacy will live on in the products he helped create.

My mission for Mozaik Software has always been to create affordable software tools that benefit everyone, from the small shop to the largest factories.  Our plan is to make software and a CNC router as common as a table saw in today's cabinet shop.

While we are extremely proud of what we have created, we're even more excited about the products currently in development!

Thanks for taking the time to consider Mozaik and for reading our story. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.

Roger D Taylor
President
Mozaik Software
1986 
Joined Cornwell Automation.
1988 
IWF Challengers Award Finalist
 
1993 
Issued US Patent 5,255,207

1996 
Released 2nd generation cabinet software product.
1998 
Won Challengers Award

 1999 
Sold CV / served as President, CEO of new company for 4+ yrs.
 2000 
Recommended and assisted with acquisition of Licom Systems.
 2001 
Recommended and assisted with acquisition of Cabnetware.
 2002 
Merged all US based operations into Planit Solutions, Inc.
 2003 
Formed Woodworx, LLC
Formed Machine Worx, LLC
 2004 
Machine Worx wins Omnitech Dealer of the Year Award
 2005 
Machine Worx wins Omnitech Dealer of the Year Award
 2006 
Machine Worx wins Omnitech Dealer of the Year Award
2007 
Began developing the Mozaik Optimizer & GCode engine.
2008 
Formed Mozaik Software, Inc.
2009 
Began developing Mozaik cabinet software product.
 2010 
Previewed the Mozaik Optimizer at IWF Show in Atlanta, GA.
2012 
Released Mozaik product line at IWF Show in Atlanta, GA
 2013 
Won AWFS Visionary Award.
Released Mozaik for Closets.
 2014 
Released AWI Library

 2015 
Released Paperless Shop Apps
Cutlist - Label - Assemble

 2016

Introduced "The CNC Operator"