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  • Bryan  Powrozek CPA, CGMA, MBA
    AddedJune 14, 2021 AT 7:39 AM

    Bryan Powrozek is a manager with Clayton & McKervey, a global tax and accounting firm in Southfield, Michigan. This is a partial transcript of his interview on Talking Industrial Automation podcast.

    Why don’t you start by sharing some information about your background?
    My undergrad education is in mechanical engineering. I spent 12 years in the auto industry doing ...
  • Barry  Anderson
    Barry Anderson , Latsa Learning Services Pty Ltd
    AddedMay 17, 2021 AT 10:33 AM

    Barry Anderson is a director at LATSA Learning Services, an Australian-based company that provides a suite of management consulting and certified, customized project and process management training services. The following is a partial transcript of the full interview.

    Why did you chose a career in automation or did the career chose you?
    It’s actually a little bit of both. I started with a fairly large industrial electrical company ...
  • Pat  Miller P. E.
    Pat Miller P. E. , Engineered Energy Solutions, Inc.
    AddedApril 15, 2021 AT 7:59 AM

    Pat Miller is owner and chair of Engineered Energy Solutions in Warren, New Jersey.

    Why did you choose a career in control system integration?
    I pretty much stumbled into it. I graduated from college, and the first job I had was working with ...
  • Kirk  Byles
    Kirk Byles , FreeWave Technologies
    AddedMarch 16, 2021 AT 12:04 PM

    Kirk Byles is CEO of FreeWave Technologies.

    How do you describe to lay people what you do?
    Well, what I do is lead from a remote office in the mountains. But what FreeWave does is ...
  • James  Mansfield
    James Mansfield , Matrix Technologies, Inc.
    AddedFebruary 17, 2021 AT 5:11 AM

    Jim Mansfield is a senior manager, manufacturing systems and solutions, at Matrix Technologies Inc.

    How do you describe to laypeople what you do?
    Today it’s a lot different than when I first started. I would say within the last 15 years, my ...
  • 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 ...