Director of Project Management
What do you enjoy the most about working in the manufacturing and automation space?
Constant variety! For the last 15 years at JMP Solutions, I have had the pleasure of tackling technically and operationally demanding applications in multiple industries including food, consumer packaged goods and tube and pipe. My team members, customers and partners all seem to have fun because we get to see the direct results of our efforts. Each automation opportunity has a unique blend of technical and operational constraints and goals that demand creative problem solving. As an integrator, I love how robot, sensor, actuator and controls hardware manufacturers have continuously innovated because we are able to provide robotic automation solutions to our customers in new ways. It is fun to “wow” a customer with a solution that redefines what is possible!
What are your future plans within the industry?
I plan to continue to help the manufacturing and automation segment grow by bridging the gap between producers and integrators in industries that are not yet heavily saturated with robotic automation. Through empathic listening, coaching, and trust building, I believe I can help manufacturers successfully adopt automation solutions that help them do more with less, make the workplace safer, and provide stability in their own journey to growth.
How can this industry encourage more people to join and pursue successful careers here?
It is important to look at the undeniable trends in the manufacturing and automation segment; growth is inevitable and virtually limitless. This industry provides many fulfilling opportunities for different career trajectories for those in the engineering field, skilled trades, leadership and even supporting roles in accounting, human resources and IT. For example, at JMP Solutions, we offer a suite of technical solutions that combine industrial robots, autonomous mobile robots, industrial controls, plant-wide data collection, and cybersecurity layered on top.
Original Source: https://www.automationmag.com/digital-edition/