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Futura Automation Team

Return Manufacturing in the American west to global leadership through advanced automation and robotic solutions.

Brian McMorris


Entrepreneur and business owner. 30+ Year’s experience in Business Development, Management, Marketing and Sales of Industrial Automation, Sensing, Measurement and Control; Industrial Robotics, AGV / AGC and Controls. Have served multiple positions of responsibility: technical service, sales territory management, general branch office (P&L) management, regional sales and marketing management, national and global sales and marketing management, product marketing and industry market analysis and development.

Have consistently grown revenue by more than 10% per year over a 30+ year period. Have developed an extensive global business network.

Mission is to serve customers with integrity and as a trusted counselor with each of my clients coming to know me as a contributor to their business success and as a personal friend.

tel: (612) 756-2390
email: brian(at)

George Wilken

SoCal Manager

Motivated and engaged in creating and driving change, leveraging my lean consulting experience, manufacturing depth and knowledge to solve problems with a well defined business case. Develop machine learning algorithms to detect patterns to solve manufacturing and quality issues to root. Expertise in Process Control Systems, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), Tooling Management Systems, CNC Machines (programming and maintenance), Industrial Automation (Robotic and non), Industrial Networks, CCTV and Access Control Hardware and implementation, Project Management and Implementation

Mike Lastufka

Southeast Sales Manager

30+ years experience in improving industrial packaging applications with robotics, coordinated linear motion and hard automation. Improving the packaging process with innovation in equipment and consumables

email: mike(at)

Sue McMorris


OES Automation

Oregon-Idaho and Wood Industry Manager

Samantha McGrogam

Bay Area Manager

Bachelors degree from University of California @ Santa Barbara, studies including Business Economics & Biopsychology.

Over 25 years of experience in the high tech industry, working for Medical Device OEM’s, Semiconductor OEM’s, Distributor networks and contract manufacturer’s. The first half of her career was focused on purchasing, supply chain and operations management; she then took those skill and applied them to the other side of the negotiation table as a sales executive and business development professional. We are happy to have her as part of the team, helping others learn about our disruptive technology and efforts to help the customer win faster

Robert Trippett

Ohio Area Manager

Mr. Robert Trippett of Columbus, Ohio, to its sales team. He graduated from DeVry University, Columbus, in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technologies. Mr. Trippett spent the past 12 years in the rubber molding industry half that time working for Rubber Molding Technologies. Experience gained during this period included installing new presses, most of which were custom installs in the 15 – 900-ton range and often included robotic mold loading/unloading, machine safety and de-flashing systems. The past six years were spent in Burlington WI working as the Equipment Specialist for Lavelle Industries where he was responsible for equipment reliability and upkeep at a 24/7 factory with approximately 220 employees

Petrus Geldenhuis

South Arizona Area Manager

Mr. Geldenhuis is a resident of Chandler, AZ and recently attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA in Operations Research. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in Indiana. Mr. Geldenhuis has Manufacturing Engineering experience with S&C Electric (injection molding), Intel (Chandler AZ – Ocotillo campus), Dunn-Edwards and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.