Don Rahrig.jpg

Don Rahrig

Co-Founder      

Indiana University - Business and HR Management      

Experience & Skills:          

  • Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Process Improvement
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Process Automation
  • Fanuc CNC
  • GE
  • Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley
  • Siemens
  • Industrial IT/IS                       
Steve Smith.jpg

Steve Smith

VP Sales, North America

Florida State University - MS & BS, Industrial Engineering

Experience & Skills:  

  • Food & Beverage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Life Sciences/Pharmaceutical 
  • Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Supply Change Management
  • ERP Deployment
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Account Management
Brad Wray.jpg

Brad Wray

Sr. Controls Technician

Indiana University - BA, Telecommunications;  Ivy Tech, Electrician Apprenticeship

Experience & Skills:   

  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley
  • Siemens: TIA Portal, PLCs, HMI
  • GE Proficy Workflow
  • Omron: PLCs, HMI
  • Fanuc - LR Mate 200iC, iRVision
  • Beckoff Automation
  • Vision: Cognex and Keyence
  • Ethernet, Devicenet, HART
  • Makino CNC Professional 5
Ken Davis.jpg

Ken Davis

Sr. Automation Controls Engineer

Macomb Community College - Electronic Engineering Technology

Experience & Skills:  

  • Automotive
  • Process Automation
  • Siemens - S5, S7
  • Rockwell Automation - PLC, HMI, Software
  • GE Series 6, Series 90 and Rx3i
  • C and C++ Programming
  • Dynamometers
  • Fanuc - CNC, Ladder Programming, Picture
  • Scheduling & Planning
  • Proficy Historian
Alec Heron.jpg

Alec Heron

Account Manager

Ivy Tech Community College - Computer Networking

Experience & Skills:  

  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • Grain Management Systems
  • Rockwell/Allen-Bradley - SLC500
  • Siemens - S7
  • Barcode & RFID
  • Visio Software
  • Profibus 
  • Ethernet
  • Historian
  • Electrical Installation
  • Panel Building/Layout
Gabrielle.png

Gabrielle Stewart

Business Development Mgr.

Wayne State University - BA, Political Science with a minor in Psychology

Experience & Skills:

  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals
  • Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Reliability
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Marketing
  • Market Analysis
  • Website Design & Development
  • Workforce Development
Carlos Aguilar.jpg

Carlos Aguilar

Manufacturing IT Engineer

California State Polytechnic University, BS, Computer Information Systems

Experience & Skills:  

  • Commercial Products
  • Cisco - IOS, IP/TCIP
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Tech
  • ThingWorx Developer Associate
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Web Development - HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • VMWare vSphere
  • Untangle NG Firewall
  • Google App Services
  • Networking & Connectivity
  • Kepware OPC Server
ScottFisher.png

Scott Fisher

Manufacturing IT Project Mgr.

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Experience & Skills:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Government
  • Software Development & Implementation
  • Engineering System Development
  • Validation
  • Technical Support & Training
  • Program Management
  • Analytics
  • Procurement
  • Resource Management
  • Risk & Situational Assessments
  • Safety
Steve Lajoie.png

Steve Lajoie

Sr. Manufacturing IT Engineer

ITT Technical Institute, BS, Electronic Engineering

Experience & Skills:  

  • Food & Beverage
  • Automotive
  • Packaged Goods
  • MES TrakSYS
  • Visual Basic.NET
  • SQL Server
  • GE Plant Applications
  • GE Historian
  • Workforce Development
  • IT Analysis/Advisement
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Continuous Process Improvement
Aaron Muhl.jpg

Aaron Muhl

Co-Founder

Purdue University - BSEE, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Experience & Skills:  

  • Manufacturing Execution System
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Architecture Software Solutions
  • SCADA
  • Automation
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Engineering Management
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Sales Management
Dave Ray.jpg

Dave Ray

Director, Manufacturing IT

Cal Poly Pomona - BS, Computer Science

Experience & Skills:  

  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • GE
  • MES/MOM
  • Databases/Historian
  • Networking & Connectivity
  • Software Design
  • Software Project Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Microsoft SQL Server
Rod Kerchner.jpg

Rod Kerchner

Engineering Manager

Sinclair College, AAS, EET

Experience & Skills:  

  • Food & Beverage
  • Grain Management Systems
  • Siemens Preactor
  • Materials/Production Planning
  • Production Scheduling
  • Project Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Software Development
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • SQL 
  • GEAPS Member
Nick Lenahan.png

Nick Lenahan

Controls Engineer

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - BS, Computer Engineering Technology

Experience & Skills:  

  • Food & Beverage
  • Grain Management Systems
  • Rockwell Automation: PLCs, HMI, Software
  • GE - Historian, PacSYstems Rx3i; iFix
  • Fanuc: Ladder III, CNC
  • Siemens: Step 7, TIA Portal, CNC
  • Wonderware: InTouch
  • Oracle SQL
  • Java, C#, C, DCOM
  • MTConnect
  • Kepware
Jeff Matthews-1.jpg

Jeff Matthews

Manufacturing IT Lead Engineer

Purdue University - BS, Electrical Engineering       ITT  - BA, Applied Science Automated Mfrg. Tech.

Experience & Skills:  

  • Automotive
  • Rockwell/AB: HMI, PLCs, Software
  • GE: Cimplicity, Historian, HMI Software
  • Wonderware
  • Modicon
  • Proficy Workflow
  • Robotics: ABB & Fanuc
  • SCADA
  • MES/MOM
  • Energy Management
  • Data Acquisition
  • Networking & Connectivity
Toby Hammond.jpg

Toby Hammond

Control System Engineer

Purdue University - BE, Mechanical Engineering 

Experience & Skills:         

  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • AutoCAD
  • CNC Programming
  • Proficy Historian
  • 3D Modeling
  • PTC Creo
  • Maintenance Planning & Scheduling
  • Pneumatics        
  • Downtime Analysis & Correlational studies
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Programmable Controllers
Jordan Kohne.jpg

Jordan Kohne

Control System Engineer

Trine University - BS, Computer Engineering         

Experience & Skills:

  • Automotive
  • Industrial Material Handling
  • Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley
  • Siemens
  • GE Proficy iFix
  • Omron
  • Flow Measurement
  • AutoCAD
  • HMIs
  • PLCs
  • Java, C, and C++
  • Panel Design/Layout
David Cohen.png

David Cohen

Account Manager

Ohio University, Business Administration

Experience & Skills:  

  • Wireless Communications
  • Distribution
  • Samsung
  • Verizon
  • Sales Management
  • Marketing
  • Workforce Development
  • Inventory Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Retrofits & Upgrades
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • GEAPS Member
Dawn Beaty.jpg

Dawn Beaty

Executive Admin. Assistant

University of Life - Masters Degree                          

Experience & Skills:  

  • Operations Management
  • Human Resources
  • Scheduling/Time Management
  • Office Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Event Coordination
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Purchasing
  • Travel Coordinator
  • Author
Adrian Merrell.jpg

Adrian Merrill

Business Development Mgr.

North Carolina State University - BA, Business

Experience & Skills:   

  • Grain and Feed Industry
  • Wireless & Network Communications
  • Wireless Data Applications
  • Cloud Services
  • Data Analytics
  • Product Development
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Connected Field Monitoring Equipment
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Grain Mgmt./Hazard/Bin Monitoring 
  • GEAPS Member
Eric Smith.png

Eric Smith

System Engineer

IUPUI - BS, Computer Engineering Technology

Experience & Skills:  

  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • Life Sciences/Pharmaceutical
  • Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley
  • GE - Cimplicity, iFix, Historian, Workflow
  • Hydraulics/Pnematics
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MES
  • SCADA
  • Process & Machine Safety
  •  Java, C++, C#, SQL
  • Networking & Connectivity
Del F 2.png

Del Ferree

Control System Engineer

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - BS, Electrical Engineering Technology

Experience & Skills:  

  • Grain Management Systems
  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • Rockwell Automation: PLCs, HMI, Software
  • Siemens: Simatic S7, TIA Portal
  • GE: Proficy iFix, Cimplicity, RSTi
  • ABB Motors & Drives
  • HMIs/SCADA
  • Control System Networks
  • VBA, C#, SQL Server
  • Panel Building/Layout/Wiring
Susan Martin.jpg

Susan Martin

Project Administrator

Ball State Univ. - BS, Early Childhood Education

Experience & Skills:                         

  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Design & Development of Curriculum
  • State & National Health and Safety Standards
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Office
  • HTML
  • Project Management
  • Event Coordination
  • Ignition Certification - In Process 

 

ChrisCarlins.png

Chris Carlins

Director of Business Transformation      

Penn State University - Electrical Engineering   

Experience & Skills:          

  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Asset Management
  • GE Proficy Plant Apps
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • SCADA/HMIs
  • Industrial IT
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Process Automation
Karl Reinke_020518.png

Karl Reinke

Sr. Controls Engineer

Associate of Arts & Science - Fox Valley Technical College

Experience & Skills:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • HMIs
  • Motor Control
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Conveyors
  • Control Systems Design
  • Process Engineering & Control
Sonny Glidden.png

Sonny Glidden

Project Manager

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis - BS, Electrical Engineering Technology

Experience & Skills:  

  • Automotive
  • Process Automation
  • Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • HMI, SCADA & ANDON
  • Variable Frequency Drives & Servo Motion
  • ControlNet, Ethernet IP, DeviceNet, Data Highway and Serial Protocols
  • RFID, Barcode Scanners & Vision Systems
  • Robotics
  • LabView
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification