Alan Carty, President & CEO, Automationtechies
I’ve worked in automation since graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1985. In 2000 I founded a company that evolved into two businesses. One is a Technical Recruiting and Staffing Firm focused on all automation related positions (Automationtechies); the other is an automation industry online magazine (Automation.com). In 2014, the International Society of Automation (ISA) acquired Automation.com. The acquisition by ISA was a natural progression of the 5-year, successful business relationship between the two companies.
Before starting Automationtechies/Automation.com, I worked for more than 11 years for a large independent Rockwell-Automation distributor where I held positions including Automation Specialist, Automation Sales, and Operations Manager. Prior to that, I worked as a Field Engineer, Plant Engineer, and Systems Programmer.