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Is the founder and President of Futura Automation; is committed to Factory Automation and Robotics through a 35+ year career.  Undergraduate Engineering work at Oregon State University and a BSBA in Marketing and Finance from Arizona State University.  Experienced in a wide array of industries: Electronics Mfg, Food Processing, Machining, Medical Device, Packaging Machinery, Semicon and Wood Products.   Expertise in Marketing and Sales of Industrial Automation, Sensing, Measurement and Control; Industrial Robotics, AGV / AGC and Controls. Has served on technical committees for ANSI (American National Standards Institute), the Robotics Industry Association (RIA) and NIST.

Mission is to make American manufacturers globally competitive through the application of robotics and advanced automation using LEAN production processes.

tel: (612) 756-2390
email: brian(at)futura-automation.com

Motivated and engaged in creating and driving change, leveraging lean consulting experience, manufacturing depth and knowledge to solve problems with a well defined business case.  Academic background at University of Phoenix with a BSIT, in Information Technology and Project Management

Develops 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

tel: (714)-309-2810
email: george(at)futura-automation.com

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CEO of OES Automation;   B.S. from Oregon State University and a Masters in Engineering from the University of Colorado with a focus in Product Development and Lean and Agile Management.  Journeyman Electrical License.  Was the Engineering Manager for Ventek/USNR (Eugene, OR) for 13 years focusing on automation and vision systems for the wood products industry.  Before that was an engineer at McDiarmid Controls (Eugene, OR) for 9 years working on automation projects for various industries including agriculture, mining, chemicals, and packaging.

tel: (541) 968-5182
email: devin(at)orelectricservice.com

Over 25 years of experience specifying, implementing, and selling manufacturing solutions in Europe and North America. After receiving B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, with a focus on robotics and automatic controls, Steve worked as part of a team of engineers, pioneering some of the earliest successful vision-guided robotics implementations. Steve was promoted to Applications Engineering Manager, and moved to Germany to establish an applications engineering function in Europe, hiring and training engineers from multiple countries in Western Europe. He then moved back to the U.S. to introduce a state-of-the-art VME controls-based robotics line as Product Marketing Manager. Steve began his sales career and moved to the Upper Midwest region to sell industrial robotics and machine vision equipment. He later sold large-scale automation systems for 10 years; selling solutions across all of the traditional automation chassis to Fortune 500 manufacturers in multiple industry sectors.

tel: (608) 512-8759
email: steve.lamer(at)ncmfgsolutions.com

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CEO of Virtuosity Automation; Brian’s 25 years of experience with OEM (original equipment manufacturer) field support,  vendor technical support, and working with the top integrators in the US, ensures the experience, knowledge and solution based answers for all of automation and controls needs on time and at best value.

“It’s our job to listen to your production and manufacturing problems–to understand how your operation works, how you’d like it to work, your concerns, and your ultimate goals–and custom tailor a smart automation solution that fits you perfectly.” Whether a completely new system is needed, a system update, an audit for productivity and safety, or a retrofit, Brian is your trusted partner.

tel: (425) 243-2241
email: brian(at)virtuosityautomation.com

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.

tel: (317) 809-2043
email: pj(at)futura-automation.com

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Energetic, strategic thinking leader with many years of accomplishments in the automation and technical sales field.  Personal drive, integrity and ability to work well with anyone have helped deliver top results throughout career. 

With undergraduate degree from Bemidji State in factory automation, MBA from University of Phoenix and Masters Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University, is highly educated in automation technology, electronics and process engineering. Has been quite successful in developing business with equipment companies in the automotive, defense, electronics, aerospace and medical devices industries.

tel: (360) 326-5499
email: Jon(at)futura-automation.com

Experienced Global packaging professional with academic training at Western Kentucky University in Mathematics / practical engineering, Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Engineering.  Has a demonstrated history of working in the industrial automation industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Sales Management, Manufacturing, hand Lean Manufacturing. Automation and robotics professional with association participation  in SAE and Professional Packaging Engineers.

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.

tel: (678) 907-3500
email: mike(at)futura-automation.com