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Meet our instructors

Get to know some of our brilliant instructors behind our courses and tutorials.

Vladimir Romanov
Controls Engineer
PLC Programming
Allen Bradley
RSLogix 5000
RSLogix 500
Studio 5000
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Vladimir Romanov is an Electrical Engineer focusing on Industrial Automation & Controls. He worked at Procter & Gamble, Kraft Heinz as well as Post Holdings where he executed and led projects ranging from equipment upgrades to full facility upgrades, installations, VATs, etc. His primary technology focus has been on Allen Bradley equipment.

Victory Edema
Automation Engineer
Allen Bradley
Siemens
PLC Programming
HMI Development
Mitsubishi Electric
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Victory is an innovative and solution-driven Automation and Control Systems Engineer with professional experience in designing, commissioning, upgrading, troubleshooting, and maintaining control and automation systems across different Industries. He is currently a Senior Automation Engineer at ARIL Technologies.

Sean Terrell
OT/IoT Solution Architech
PLC Programming
Codesys
Allen Bradley
Industrial Networking
Industrial Cybersecurity
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Sean has 17 years of Electromechanical Technical Experience with 5 Years of Oil and Gas Automation. He has over 10 years of combined experience with automation programming, testing, evaluation, and design experience.

Redouane Ait Ali Yahia
Controls Engineer
Siemens
TIA Portal
WinCC
PLC Programming
HMI Development
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Redouane Ait Ali Yahia is an industrial automation engineer specializing in PLC programming. He worked for large groups in Algeria, such as Cevital and Castel, where he was part of the maintenance & engineering department. He mainly focuses on the Siemens environment.

Phil Cotnoir
Automation Specialist
PLC Programming
PLC Troubleshooting
HMI Development
Instrumentation
Allen Bradley
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Phil Cotnoir is an Automation Specialist in Montreal, Canada, where he has worked in Industrial Automation for about ten years in various capacities. His current work involves troubleshooting, upgrading, and production support for a large automated warehouse. He also loves reading, writing, and spending time with his family.

Pawel Krupa
Robotics Engineer
Industrial Robotics
Fanuc
KUKA
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Pawel is an experienced robot programmer working in the automotive industry. He worked on a variety of projects including integrations, new lines, cycle-time optimization, production support, and quality adjustments. He specializes in FANUC and KUKA robots.

Patrick Klette
Controls Instructor
PLC Programming
Allen Bradley
Industrial Networking
EtherNet/IP
Studio 5000
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Patrick Klette is the Program Coordinator of the Electrical Engineering Technology program at Kankakee Community College. He is the author of Fluid Power Systems and coauthor Electrical Math Principles both published through American Technical Publishing (ATP)

Parinaz Ramezanpour
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Robotics
Fanuc
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Driven by a passion for industrial automation and robotics, I am passionate about PLC programming, leading and designing robots, and continuously exploring new advancements in the field.

Niall Henry
Head of Robotics
Industrial Robotics
KUKA
Fanuc
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Robotics and Automation engineering consultant with a passion for problem-solving and engineering excellence, the bigger the challenge the better. Niall specializes in providing solutions to the industry regarding robotics and automation from automation exploration, and feasibility analysis to system development, deployment, and integration.

Mohammadreza Aghajani
Control Engineer
PLC Programming
HMI Development
Structured Control Language (SCL)
Siemens
TIA Portal
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Dedicated instrumentation and control engineer with 4+ years of experience in interface with DCS (Siemens – PCS7), PLC (Siemens – TIA Portal and Allen Bradley – Studio 5000, programming with LAD, FBD, and SCL languages), and HMI (Siemens - WinCC) control system projects with a proven track of success in finishing assignments within schedule.

Marek Halaczek
Controls Project Engineer
Siemens
PLC Programming
Industrial Networking
TIA Portal
AS-Interface (ASI)
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Marek is a Controls Project Engineer who worked for Vanderlande in the Netherlands. He was responsible for engineering and commissioning material handling projects for companies like Amazon, DHL, and UPS. Marek has also gained experience in the Automotive industry working on projects for companies like BMW and Volkswagen.

Marco Nucci
Software Designer
HMI Development
PLC Programming
Siemens
TIA Portal
OPC-UA
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Marco is an Automation Engineer interested in advanced technology applications, automatic machine design, PLC, and Motion Control programming in industrial fields.

Letácio Lins
Controls and Automation Engineer
Allen Bradley
Siemens
TIA Portal
Ladder Logic
RSLogix 5000
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Letácio is a Control Engineer with 5+ years of experience in PLC, HMI & SCADA systems. He led many automation projects through planning, development, commissioning, and startup. He taught PLC programming and automation at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco.

Kyle Sanders
Electrical Controls Engineer
PLC Programming
HMI Development
Industrial Robotics
Allen Bradley
Siemens
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Kyle Sanders is an electrical controls engineer focused on automation and electrical control systems. Kyle works full-time for a manufacturing company based in Ohio while also operating a freelance company, Helios Engineering.

Josh Renken
Automation Controls Instructor
Allen Bradley
PLC Programming
SCADA
Industrial Networking
RSLogix 5000
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Josh worked in the SCADA and automation controls industry for about 19 years. During that time the last 7 years he was the Engineering process manager for a global manufacturing company and has taught for the last 8 years

James Jowett
Systems Integrator
PLC Programming
HMI Development
Siemens
Allen Bradley
TIA Portal
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James is an Electronics Engineer with a focus on Systems Integration. Working on both small and large projects for FMCG companies to Water Authorities, he has led projects to successful completion on new installations and upgrades. Working with most major players in the PLC market, he is an all-around expert in automation.

Jacques Venter
Control and Instrumentation Specialist
Allen Bradley
RSLogix 500
RSLogix Emulate 5000
DeviceNet
Ladder Logic
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Jacques is a Technical Specialist who has worked in the Industrial Control and Automation field for more than 15 years. He is working for the world’s largest primary producer of platinum, Sibanye-Stillwater, as part of their Digital Innovation Team. He has gone through the ranks from installation and maintenance to system integration, where he has been involved in numerous small to large-scale projects. Within his current role, his focus is on system integration with a specialization in Rockwell and Wonderware.

Hans Schrynemakers
Automation Engineer
HMI Development
PLC Programming
Siemens
TIA Portal
Allen Bradley
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For over 20 years, I've been working professionally as a control engineer within the manufacturing industry. During this time as a system integrator, I've enjoyed working on many diversified and challenging automation projects with many great machine builders and manufacturing companies worldwide. Much of my work involves commissioning machines and production lines for customers on-site.

Farhan Michael
EcoStruxure Digital Plant Specialist
PLC Programming
Schneider Electric
SCADA
Industrial Networking
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Farhan Michael is an Electrical Engineer practicing engineering with a strong focus and expertise in Industrial Automation and Controls and has been in the industry for more than 10 years. He has experience in Industry 4.0, IIOT, SCADA, and high-end process control.

Anil Mamillapalli
Automation Engineer
Allen Bradley
Siemens
RSLogix 5000
RSLogix 500
TIA Portal
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Anil Mamillapalli is an Electrical Engineer with a background in Instrumentation and Controls Engineering and Power Systems Engineering. He worked for Danaher Corporation, where he was the lead software developer for new products. He has R&D experience and field experience working with various automation platforms, including Siemens and Allen Bradley.

Ahmed Tharwat
Vice Head of Automation
IIoT
Siemens
Node-RED
MQTT
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My programming skills extend to Node-RED and Python, and I have a keen understanding of computer vision, data analysis, and IIoT technologies, including MQTT, OPC UA, SQL databases, and cloud integration. With a strong technical foundation, I am dedicated to enhancing operational efficiency and fostering innovation within the realm of electrical power engineering.