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Ian Kirkconnell


Ian’s career in industrial automation began while studying electrical engineering at Auburn University and co-oping with highly respected systems integrator Fitz-Thors Engineering, Inc. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering, Ian was promoted to the position of full-time engineer with Fitz-Thors, and managed electrical and control systems design for numerous projects ranging in scale from automation feasibility studies to large-scale manufacturing lines. Customers served included AMERICAN (American Cast Iron Pipe Company), Leadec Industrial Services, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Metalsa, Shaw Industries Group, and SMP, among many others.

Ian currently serves as President of Automation Experts Group, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in providing clients with the industry-leading expertise and project management required to execute highly unique and challenging industrial automation projects. Ian has a passion for problem solving, building long term relationships with clients, and guiding clients through the industrial automation life-cycle from executive-level planning to plant floor production.