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  • Steve  Pavlosky
    Steve Pavlosky , GE Digital
    AddedJanuary 20, 2021 AT 8:20 AM

    Steve Pavlosky is principal product manager of historian and data at the edge technology for GE Digital.

    What are some of the changes that you’ve seen related to industrial data management over the years?
    There has obviously been a tremendous amount of technology change since I started in the mid-80s. I ...
  • Ken  Mroz
    Ken Mroz , CIMON Inc.
    AddedNovember 11, 2020 AT 7:53 PM

    Ken Mroz is national business development manager for CIMON Automation in Henderson, Nevada.

    What’s the best advice you could give your younger self just getting started?
    It’s OK say that you don’t know and answer but that you will find out. Don’t ever try to guess and ...
  • 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
    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 ...