Our Team

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SETH ANGLE

President

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President

Years in the industry:
26

Specializations:
Business management - focusing on vision, leadership, strategy, culture, education, and leading positive change

Fun fact:
Once upon a time a long, long time ago, I was a {terrible} Kirby sweeper salesman.

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MARK MILLER

Engineering Optimizer

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Engineering Optimizer

Years in the industry:
27

Specializations:
I promote excellence in engineering by exploring every “what if,” by acting as a sounding board, and through technical writing.

Fun fact:
I love word-play with other witty office wordsmiths! We create some good puns, poems, and punchlines.

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DENVER SMITH

Senior Mechanical Designer

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Senior Mechanical Designer

Years in the industry:
11

Specializations:
Automation equipment, assembly machines, and weld fixtures

Fun fact:
Legos, clocks, and peanut butter & jelly are my inspirations.

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TY BLACKFORD

Senior Mechanical Designer

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Senior Mechanical Designer

Years in the industry:
23

Specializations:
Special machines, product development, mentoring young designers, and progressive dies

Fun fact:
I love telling fun, yet true stories. Which reminds me of the time I was at the Lockington Dam with a life-size hillbilly mannequin…

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SARAH BOONE

Office Manager

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Office Manager

Years in the industry:
14

Specializations:
Office Management

Fun fact:
I drive people crazy trying to get the best deal.

Tony Taylor

TONY TAYLOR

Senior Controls Designer

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Tony

Tony Taylor
Senior Controls Engineer

Years in the industry:
11

Specializations:
PLC and HMI programming and robot integration

Fun fact:
I am a very competitive gamer.

 

Josh Stewart

JOSH STEWART

Controls Designer

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Controls Designer

Years in the industry:
5

Specializations:
PLC, HMI, and Robot Programing

Fun fact:
I like to spend time in my greenhouse improving my aquaponics system.

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PETE RAPP

Chief Operating Officer

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Chief Operating Officer

Years in the industry:
26

Specializations:
Coordinating internal and external resources

Fun fact:
I like to collect sap and make maple syrup.

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STEPHEN LAYMAN

Applications Engineer

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Applications Engineer

Years in the industry:
26

Specializations:
Process development, concept development, automation design, and quality systems

Fun fact:
I have an unusual fascination with notebooks and pencils.

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JOHN FRANTZ

Senior Mechanical Designer

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Senior Mechanical Designer

Years in the industry:
31

Specializations:
Innovation. Thoroughness. Excellence in all phases of the design process.

Fun fact:
I can raise my left eyebrow but not my right.

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BURKE FLORA

Mechanical Designer

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Mechanical Designer

Years in the industry:
8

Specializations:
The ability to learn and adapt to new processes and concepts, SolidWorks, and machine design for a variety of applications - specifically mold processes, weld tooling, and pick-and-place assembly machines.

Fun fact:
If you need a body shop around here – I know of a couple…It is just a good day when I can drive my own vehicle.

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LINCOLN RAPP

Mechanical Designer

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Mechanical Design Intern

Years in the industry:
6

Specializations:
Versatility

Fun fact:
I will receive my high school diploma and associate’s degree in the same year.

Eli Townsend

ELI TOWNSEND

Controls Designer

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Controls Engineer

Years in the industry:
7

Specializations:
Robot integration, PLC and HMI programming

Fun fact:
I spend my free time at the Grimes airport building a B17 and flying airplanes.

Brian Taylor

BRIAN TAYLOR

Senior Controls Designer

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Senior Controls Designer

Years in the industry:
30

Specializations:
Machine Control Design, PLC and HMI Programing ,Robotic Welding ,Material Handling , Laser Welding, Laser Cutting, Hybrid Laser Welding and Spot Welding, Resistance Weld Machines, Press Transfer Systems and De-stackers.

Fun fact:
I enjoy wood working and camping.

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JASON ANGLE

Business Dev. Manager

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Business Dev. Manager

Years in the industry:
24

Specializations:
Building relationships and the configuration of specialized automated solutions.

Fun fact:
I like a well-maintained GREEN lawn. My family might say I'm a bit obsessed.

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DANIEL MARKLEY

Applications Engineer

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Applications Engineer

Years in the industry:
10

Specializations:
Learning from those more experienced than myself, problem solving, and performing tasks completely and correctly.

Fun fact:
I can touch my nose with my tongue.

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STAN GRILE

Senior Controls Designer

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Senior Controls Designer

Years in the industry:
35

Specializations:
Machine controls, hardware & software, robot integration, and programming

Fun fact:
My grandkids think I'm allergic to fun.

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RICK VAUGHAN

Manufacturing Optimizer

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EmployeePhotosRickRick Vaughan
Manufacturing Optimizer

Years in the industry:
24

Specializations:
Machining and fabrication. I’m known as Master of the "Jury Rig" (not to be confused with "Jerry").

Fun fact:
Over the past few years my obsession with mountain biking has grown.

Brian Mitchell

BRIAN MITCHELL

Automation Technician

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Brian Mitchell
Automation Technician

Specializations:
Mechanical assembly, electrical assembly, startup, debug and installation of automation equipment.

Fun fact:
I love to fish.

Jim Swallow

JIM SWALLOW

Project Manager

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Project Manager

Years in the industry:
20

Specializations:
Process oriented optimization and project flow through team building, focusing on interpersonal dynamics and individual aptitudes. Driving change where it is needed based on data while uplifting the things that already work well within the process. Formally trained military leadership with practical experience to put it to good use.

Fun fact:
I have two Versatile Champion German Wirehaired Pointers that I trained with racing pigeons. Ask me about it!

Brett Schaurer

BRETT SCHAURER

Administrative Intern

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Administrative Intern

Years in the industry:
1

Specializations:
Purchasing, shipping and receiving, general administration

Fun fact:
I have a strange obsession with rhythms.

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