"Working with The Automation Group is a real pleasure. Not only do they provide an excellent service, they go out of their way to satisfy their customers. I have recommended them in the past, and will continue to do so with sincere enthusiasm!"
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Glen GoinsSenior Technical Director
Scott SmithProgrammer/ Service Tech
Educational Background: 2 year associates degree from Lane Community College in Electronics Engineering Technology. IECC Journeyman electrician.
Scott has 20+ years experience in industrial electronics as a troubleshooter, designer, programmer, start-up technician, panel builder and electrician. Scott has a working Knowledge of DC drives, AC drives, Servo Motion Control (both linear and rotary), Velocity and Position control, Instrumentation and PLC’s in many different industrial processes.
Scott has experience in the woods products industry but also has worked in plastics, steel, silicon, paper, machine tools, refuse handling, agricultural, aggregate, water and wastewater.
Larry DickProgrammer/ Service Tech
Larry has experience in Designing, Construction, Start-up and General Electrical Repair Service, Programming PLC’s and SCADA systems. Larry served 6 years as a Electronics Technician in the US Navy. Larry also spent 2 years at Lane Community College for Electronics Service. Larry has worked in automation and controls arena for 40 years, with hands on experience programming, repairing and applying DC and AC Drives, PLC’s, Linear Motion, Velocity Loops, Instrumentation and Control in many different industrial processes. Larry provides his knowledge and experience to manufacturing processes in the Wood Products, Chemical, Aggregate, Water, Waste Water and a dozen or more other Industries.
Tim BoydProgrammer / Service Tech
Neil StadeliService Tech
Neil has 8 years in the electrical industry and is also a Journeyman electrician.
Experience in agricultural and industrial electrical and controls. Food processing, seed cleaning, water distribution, vfd's, motor/pump applications.
John BassEstimator/Panel Shop
Jon Bass has been involved in the electrical industry for the past 14 years and has built his experience in the fabrication of most all PLC manufacturers’ products. Jon has vast experience and knowledge of project management, project start-up and engineering services. This allows Jon to bring a unique perspective to his role as estimator here at TAG.
Bio: Dustin comes to us with outstanding experience with Rockwell PLC programming. He spent a great deal of time in the Chicago area programming and designing SCADA for Waterwater systems. He also has thorough experience in the brewery industry.
Matt WellsPanel Shop Foreman
Matthew Wells currently supervises all panel shop production and purchasing. Matt has worked in the electrical industry for 7 years. Matt has extensive experience in panel building, panel design and installation. Matt is proficient in AutoCad and troubleshooting of electrical controls.
Bio: Rick has been in the industry since 1992. He has extensive experience in PLC programming, Drives, Communications and SCADA.
Justin HeideHMI/OIT Programming and Design
Justin Heide has over 21 years of graphic design experience and manages our graphics and marketing. His experience with graphics allowed him move into designing TAG's SCADA and Panelview graphics bringing a fresh and exciting look and feel to our customer's process screens.
Jess FicekFabrication Manager
Bio: Jess started running and ironworker at age 12 and continued his passion for metal working. With over 30 years of experience in the fabrication industry, Jess can design and produce a wide range of custom products to fit any project big or small.
Andrew LanganPanel Shop
Bio: Andrew is employed at TAG as a Panel Shop Technician. Andrew has long term goals of becoming a programmer and enjoys being part of the team.