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  • Barry  Brian
    Barry Brian , DRM, LLC
    AddedOctober 22, 2020 AT 7:29 AM

    Barry Brian is co-owner of DRM, LLC, a system integrator located in southern middle Tennessee.

    How did you choose a career in control system integration?
    Honestly, it just fell into my lap. Back in high school, in the ‘80s, I was the one that you came ...
  • Josh  Eastburn
    Josh Eastburn , OPTO 22
    AddedSeptember 14, 2020 AT 10:26 AM

    Josh Eastburn is director of technical marketing for Opto 22 in Temecula, California.


    Why did you choose a career in control system integration?
    I kind of fell into it while studying computer science but had some great early opportunities to ...
  • Michael  Gurney
    Michael Gurney , Concept Systems Inc.
    AddedAugust 11, 2020 AT 7:27 AM

    Michael Gurney is co-founder, president and CEO of Concept Systems in Albany, Oregon.


    How did you end up in control system integration?
    My dad was a control engineer, so I grew up around controls and automation. I used to see my dad ...
  • Lindsey  Parker
    Lindsey Parker , Panduit
    AddedJuly 15, 2020 AT 10:48 AM

    Lindsey Parker is manager of business development for the Industrial Network Infrastructure Market at Panduit Corp., in Tinley Park, Illinois.

    Let’s start with the basics. How did you end up where you are in terms of your career?
    I fell into the space. I went to school for public policy, I had hoped to have a career in local ...
  • Craig  Salvalaggio
    Craig Salvalaggio , Applied Manufacturing Technologies
    AddedJune 10, 2020 AT 3:50 AM

    Craig Salvalaggio is chief operating officer of Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Orion, Michigan.

    How did you get started in control system integration?
    I’ve been excited about robotics and machine vision from my early days in the Lake Superior State ...
  • Andrew  Parrish
    Andrew Parrish , Diligentiam
    AddedJune 5, 2020 AT 9:01 AM

    Andy Parrish is vice president for R&D Tax Credits at Diligentiam in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.

    Why was Diligentiam formed?
    Diligentiam was formed to help small to mid-size businesses unleash cash within their business ...
  • Jason  Sanders
    Jason Sanders , Leister Technologies LLC
    AddedMay 13, 2020 AT 8:23 AM

    Jason Sanders is product specialist and manager of the Industrial Heat Division at Leister Technologies, in Itasca, Illinois.

    Why did you choose a career in automation control system integration?
    My story is like many in the industry. I got involved with sales/product management by accident ...
  • Chris  Schleich
    Chris Schleich , Enterprise Automation
    AddedApril 15, 2020 AT 9:10 AM

    Chris Schleich is an engineering manager for Enterprise Automation.

    Note: This interview was conducted on March 19, 2020, a time when many states in America were issuing shelter in place orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Why did you choose a career in control system integration?
    I knew by the middle of college that this was the industry I wanted to go into. My aha moment was ...
  • Rick  Brookshire
    Rick Brookshire , Epson Robots
    AddedMarch 9, 2020 AT 12:12 PM

    Rick Brookshire is director of product development for Epson Robots.

    Please share the history of how Epson began and how the company evolved into the automation industry.
    We started some 40 some years ago because of the watch industry. As many people know, Seiko Epson ...
  • Julie  Gaier
    Julie Gaier , TRG Marketing
    AddedFebruary 19, 2020 AT 2:15 PM

    Julie Gaier is a content marketing specialist for TRG Marketing.

    You are an Emmy-Award winning journalist. Can you expand on that? Where did you work? What kind of stories did you cover?
    I spent about 20 years in television news, and 16 of those were as a general assignment reporter. I ...