"The City of Depoe Bay has worked with the Automation Group throughout the years. As everyone knows who has been through a big wastewater plant improvement project, you have a few bugs to workout during start up and operations. Though the Automation Group did not install the controls and instrumentation, they have been a continuous help to fix problems and brainstorm to make the City's plant run smoother, more control of process and staying within budget restraints. The City has now hired them to completely replace the control system and re-program the PLC at the city's water plant. I have found them easy to work with, and if we have a emergency they will make sure we are contacted and set up a service call."
City Superintendent / City of Depoe Bay, OR
Harold BartonProject Manager
Harold Barton currently acts as our primary Project Manager. Harold has designed and managed the production of large industrial control projects for over 20 years. After over 18 years of control design and project management with another employer Harold came to TAG with an extensive controls background and a well known attention to detail. Harold’s goals are to have the best possible working relationship with customers, coworkers, and vendors, and to put out the very best product in the industry.
Craig AlexanderProject Manager/Technician
Craig Alexander, has a Bachelor of Science degree computer engineering with a minor in math from Washington State University. Craig has studied embedded systems, software engineering, and network architecture during his time at Washington State University. Craig is familiar with many different computer systems and has worked extensively with Linux and Unix operating systems as well as all of the major Microsoft operating systems all the way back to DOS. Craig is familiar with programming in C, C++, Bash scripting, .NET Visual C#, and SQL. Craig has been working with industrial control systems for the last 4 years and has been designing industrial control panels and controls for the last two years. In the last two years Craig has generated several submittal packages and has helped to design and provide complete documentation on projects involving relay logic to SIL 2 PLC’s with redundant I/O racks. Craig has also been involved in setting up industrial networks and is familiar with Cisco IOS as well other large scale networking equipment.
Ray SouthwellProject Manager/Instrumentation
Ray's experience ranges from project engineer, instrumentation engineer, to manager of process control before entering the contracting/consulting field. Ray obtained his Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 1973.