February 13th, 2017- Modesto, CA-

Automation Group is pleased to announce the promotion of two key employees to Vice President.

Mike started with Industrial Automation Group in 2009 as a Sales Engineer. Mike was ready for a career change and had no doubts that the integrity and values IAG held were right for the clients he served. Mike evolved with the company and was promoted to Sales Manager then Director of Sales and Manufacturing. Mike helped develop a Sales Department, Service Department, and Controls Engineering team. Mike knows how to develop people and build a world- class team. Mike is driven by being part of team that contributes to a much bigger picture. As Mike says “We help feed America on a daily basis, providing solutions to the world’s largest Food and Beverage manufacturing companies!”

With all that energy invested in his work, Mike still has plenty left to spend time with his three children and wife in building drag cars and competing nationally in drag racing competitions! In Mike’s eyes, family time is just as important as spending time with his professional team; both which are family to him.

Randy Ruano started with us in 2006 as a Project Engineer with the right attitude. Randy was hungry, humble and smart. Brad Stegmann, President of Industrial Automation Group saw a bright future for Randy and quickly promoted him to Service Manager where Randy fell in love with the variety of responsibilities. After Service Manager, Randy transitioned to Project Manager, Program Manager and eventually Director of our newly formed PMO (Project Managers Office). Randy found personal reward in this role mentoring other Project Managers and showing the ropes to the next generation of leaders. Randy’s greatest pride is the culture of IAG. “Everyone looks out for each other, we all support each other’s success and we strive continuously to keep our customer’s happy at all times,” says Randy.

Randy is a wonderful leader and colleague who has an incredibly contagious laugh, hilarious sense of humor. He dedicates his time outside of work to his wife and four children. He juggles speech debates, basketball, theatre and soccer while supporting his local church group as President of the Christian Family Movement.