SAVAGE, Minnesota, August 22, 2013 – In order to best serve rapidly increasing requests for on-site engineering support, Beckhoff Automation LLC has added two experienced engineers to the company’s Systems Engineering Group. This team, now staffed with six engineers, is tasked with assisting machine builders and manufacturers with the planning, design and implementation of new machinery and equipment that feature PC-based control systems from Beckhoff Automation.
The first of the new hires is Robin McKee, formerly from Par Nuclear, who has over 30 years of control experience in a wide range of industries. These include the nuclear, wastewater, HVAC and dairy industries. McKee is skilled at both hardware and software design. Also joining Beckhoff Automation is Matt Besser who previously worked at Aspect Automation. He has over 24 years of control experience in specialized machine applications such as assembly machinery for medical devices. Besser’s other experience includes process control of commercial ovens used in large bakery operations and web handling.
“With 95 years of combined experience, all facets of automation are covered by Beckhoff’s U.S. Systems Engineering Group, including electrical engineering, programming, motion control, process control, building automation and more,” said Gary Kirckof, Systems Engineering Group Manager, Beckhoff Automation LLC. “With the broad range of possible projects that our team must address, we need a strong roster of engineers with industrial experience that runs the gamut of automation and controls disciplines. By hiring Robin McKee and Matt Besser, we’ve added two incredibly talented engineers who help cement the Beckhoff System Engineering Group’s ability to tackle essentially any application.”