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  • Brandon  Ellis
    Brandon Ellis , elliTek, Inc.
    AddedSeptember 16, 2021 AT 5:27 PM

    Brandon Ellis is the Founder and President of elliTek.

    What kinds of trends and challenges are you seeing in industrial automation right now?
    Well, we’ve got this labor shortage going on. If you’re not experiencing labor shortage out there ...
  • John  Weber
    John Weber , Software Toolbox Inc.
    AddedAugust 17, 2021 AT 5:05 PM

    John Weber is president and founder of Software Toolbox, Matthews, North Carolina.

    What’s the best advice you could give your younger self just getting started?
    Be flexible. You’re going to get into a job, and it might not be what you think. But the universe ...
  • Josh  Riley
    Josh Riley , Enterprise Automation
    AddedAugust 4, 2021 AT 4:15 PM

    Josh Riley is principal and Luke Stephenson is business manager for Enterprise Automation, Irvine, California. This bonus episode is sponsored by Aveva. Below is a partial transcript of the conversation.

    If you could go back in time and sit down with your younger self what advice would you give him?
    Luke Stephenson: Start networking and interacting with people a lot earlier. I was fortunate ...
  • David  Musto
    David Musto , Thermo Systems LLC
    AddedJuly 22, 2021 AT 5:03 PM

    David Musto is president, CEO and co-founder of Thermo Systems LLC

    Q: Let's start by talking a little bit more about your global company. What international markets does Thermo operate in?
    A: We started the company in New Jersey 23 years ago, and we’ve since expanded coast to coast. ...
  • 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 ...