Plug and play is here to stay, robots and automation are still hard. A conversation with Mission's Scot Lindemann
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The easy Automation Solution is Hard “The right solution that works all the time for anybody” is HARD
Scot Lindemann, CEO of Mission Design & Automation, has 30+ years of leadership in Automation and Robotics. Formerly of JR Automation where he served for many years in various leadership roles and was instrumental in helping them achieve record growth until he left in 2016 as its co-CEO. Scot then took the role of President of BACA Systems, a stone robotics fabrication equipment provider in southeast Michigan, from 2017-2020. Scot has a passion for intelligent automation and robotics, leadership development and customer service.
A Lake Superior State University (LSSU) graduate in Robotic Systems Engineering, Scot Lindemann has served the automation and robotics industry for over three decades. Beyond his time working on the industrial automation integrator front, he has also been active in FIRST Robotics and has been a member of and served as a Director for the Association for Advancing Automation. Scot is also one of a limited number of recipients of FANUC’s President’s Circle award. Scot has also served on the LSSU board of Directors as well as served as a Board Member and as Chairman of the Board for Lakeshore Advantage, a West Michigan nonprofit economic development organization.
Scot, joins me for podcast #88 and we have a conversation about ease of use in the robotics and automation industry.
Scot, welcome to the podcast, Let’s talk about automation and especially what is getting easier?
But Scot, as easy as it is, we know that it really is getting more complex…
Do you feel that the industry or the media is talking too much about simplicity and maybe not enough about preparation, training, talent, timelines? Scot, what other things are making it harder?
Are parts and part families, part feeding, getting harder? Is Budgeting (for automation, maintenance) is getting more complex? Do you find the conversation between OT and IT becoming simpler or harder, or is it even happening? Are you dealing with clients around Cybersecurity, or is this one more complexity? Thanks for coming onto the podcast, What do you like to do when you are not building automation? How can people get a hold of you?
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