Employee Spotlight

Pete, Product Specialist

Pete is our product specialist focusing on our industrial robots, linear motion, and safety product lines, including Parker Hannifin Electromechanical, Mitsubishi Electric, Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), Nachi, Schmersal, and more. He has been with Automation, Inc. for about 5 years and has been in the industry since the 1980's. 

Pete, how has your background helped you at Automation, Inc.?

"In elementary school, my brother and I read an article about cold soldering joints causing poor image on tube TV’s. We successfully re-soldered every connection on our parents brand new color TV, likely preventing them from watching mediocre quality TV. Our parents never properly thanked us for that service." 

"Later, the first computer program I wrote was an adding machine using a punch card computer (For reference). My first job in this field was maintaining actual relay logic machines in the 1980’s, imaging my excitement when I discovered that PLC’s exist with virtually unlimited number of relays and contacts."

What is your favorite thing about working at Automation, Inc.?

"I get to see the latest technologies, and have the coolest toys."

What are some of your hobbies?

"Bicycle touring, I recently completed a 258 miles ride from Minneapolis to Fargo, ND to attend our August 2nd, Automation Technology Seminar."

What is one thing people may find surprising about you?

"My entire life is one giant surprise, you never know what you are going to get when you meet with me."