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The content of AutomatedBuildings is posted by industry experts in their own words. The content is current and we thank them for sharing their knowledge with the industry. The best from the best.

Thomas Trang Facility Maintenance Technician | BAS Enthusiast | Lifelong Learner

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With over 30 years of hands-on experience in facility maintenance and a burgeoning passion for Building Automation Systems (BAS), Thomas Trang stands out as a practical problem-solver and a forward-thinker in the field of facility management. His journey began in Vietnam, and since moving to the United States in 1993, he has honed his skills across multiple disciplines within the building services sector .

Michael Conway Executive Director and Cofounder of Stacks+Joules.

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Mike brings over 25 years of experience as a math teacher and national education reform leader, with expertise in making challenging technical subjects accessible and engaging and in connecting educational outcomes with the immediate needs of employers. Just before launching Stacks+Joules, Mike led five Los Angeles USD High Schools in developing engineering and environmental science career-connected pathways. Stacks+Joules trains high school seniors and adult learners for direct placement into Building Automation System related careers.

Bill Lydon Digital Manufacturing Transformation Consultant

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Bill has deep controls & automation experience designing and leveraging technology controls & automation in nonresidential buildings, industrial manufacturing, and process industry applications. He spent a number of years at Johnson Controls (JCI) in Building Automation in roles including application engineer, design, skunk works designing the JC/85, and Building Automation Product Manager. Subsequently Bill was primarily involved in industrial & process manufacturing including co-founder and president of an industrial control software company, industrial applications, and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

Stephanie – Senior Decarbonization Engineer with SES Consulting

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Stephanie is a . She has a wide range of project experience including energy efficiency and decarbonization studies, implementations, commissioning, project management and strategic planning support. She also teaches decarbonization courses through the Canadian Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIET) and Nexus Labs.

Ellie – Freelance

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Ellie is a freelance writer who covers the latest innovations and advancements in science and technology for an audience of industry professionals. She’s also an associate editor for Revolutionized.

James Carlini – MBA/Author

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James Carlini, MBA, is the author of LOCATION LOCATION CONNECTIVITY, Next-Generation Real Estate, Intelligent Infrastructure, Technology, and the Global Platform for Commerce (Published 2014). As President of Carlini & Associates since 1986, he is also a visionary and strategist for mission-critical networks, technology, and intelligent infrastructure. He serves as an expert witness in Civil and Federal courts on Mission Critical Networks and Intelligent Infrastructure. Read More

Lenny Joseph Founder of Greenole

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Lenny Joseph is the Founder of Greenole, a cloud-native serverless building operating system that ties in a single pane of glass the traditional building systems and IoT devices. He is also a Founder of KLPD Global, a smart building master system integrator, that provides controls and power management building solutions, as well as hardware and software engineering services for system integrators globally. He is also the Chief Strategy and Commercialization officer for Bidtracer, which provides an all-in-one sales and operations tool for system integrators and contractors. Read More

Brian Collins Marketing Manager for OpSys Solutions

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Brian Collins is a new contributing editor for His writing focuses on educating the industry on effective marketing strategies, environmental impacts, workforce shortages and the need for changes to the traditional approach to hospital controls. Brian is Marketing Manager for OpSys Solutions, an Auckland-based startup that specializes in hardware and software development for the smart buildings industry. He’s a seasoned digital marketer and content creator with over 15 years of experience.

Greg Fitzpatrick, CxA Business Development Leader for Building IoT and Integration

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Greg has worked in the Building Systems and Controls Industry for over 26 years. He has worked as a Principal for a Consulting Engineering firm, Senior Sales Engineer for two major equipment manufacturers, Chief Mechanical Design/Commissioning Manager for a program management team that managed a $1.3B bond and served as the Executive Director of Facilities for a large school district with over 100 buildings.

Paul Ehrlich Consultant focused on energy efficiency and building to-grid integration

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Paul is the founder and President of Building Intelligence Group. He is a licensed engineer and is actively involved in efforts to improve building efficiency both on a project-by-project basis as well as programs to elevate the performance of the industry. Throughout his career, Paul has been actively involved with industry groups focused on the creation of new automation standards and technologies. Previous roles include chairing the BACnet sub-committee on interoperability and acting as the inaugural chair for the oBIX committee to establish XML standards for building controls.

Manny Mandrusiak Business Development / CEO for The Vancouver Island Works Project / Business Mentor / Instructor / Digital Marketer

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Manny is not a stranger to He wrote regular columns on marketing techniques and the introduction of new technologies to the BAS space. He took a break recently to focus on establishing a computer training company (Vancouver Island Works Project) and a digital marketing company (Lime Tree Media). It is through Lime Tree Media that he finds himself working with the Industrial Management Services company Dexcent. Read More

Audrey Wang Gosselin contributing editor for Automatedbuildings

Audrey Wang Gosselin Global Product Marketing Manager, Sustainability & Smart Manufacturing

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Audrey Wang Gosselin is the Global Product Marketing Manager, Sustainability & Smart Manufacturing Audrey’s experience spanned wind energy, solar-generated hydrogen fuels, solid-state battery materials, smart grids & grid modernization, and EV charging infrastructure. She holds a B.S. in electrical engineering with a focus in power & renewable energy from the University of Houston.

C4SB– Coalition for Smarter Buildings

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At C4SB, we believe that great things come about when small groups of passionate people dedicate themselves to changing the status quo. And changing an industry set in its ways for over a hundred years will take a lot of work so we are coming together to accelerate adoptions of smart building technologies in order to realize a dramatic impact on the cost, comfort and carbon footprint of commercial buildings.

Toby Considine Contributing editor at

Toby Considine Strategic Advisor at –

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Pioneer work in smart buildings • Decades of integration between vertical control silos • Former faculty, Institute for Facilities Management • Participated in US national smart grid roadmap with NIST • Editor of smart energy standards • Founder of Energy Mashup Lab for FOSS for transactive energy

Keith Gipson  Founder, CEO and CTO of facil.a

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One of the top building automation technicians at Honeywell in the late 80s and engineers at Johnson Controls in the mid-90s, Keith Gipson has been a pioneer in the Buildings IoT, Enterprise Energy Management (EEM) industries, and technology for over twenty-five years.

In 1997 Keith Co-Founded the first EEM company, Silicon Energy Corp., which was sold to Itron in 2001 for $71 M. Read More

Craig DiLouie  Lighting industry journalist, analyst and marketing consultant

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Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP is the education director for the Lighting Controls Association, a NEMA council dedicated to educating the professional lighting community about lighting control technology and application. Visit the Lighting Controls Association to read articles, keep up with news and products from members, and learn about all aspects of lighting control at Education Express, a series of free online courses recognized by AIA, NCQLP, NALMCO, CALCTP, NLCAA, DLC, and the State of California.

Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott  Vice President of Marketing & Sustainability at Intelligent Spaces Group

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Lauren Scott is the Vice President of Marketing and Sustainability at Acuity Brands’ Intelligent Spaces Group. Scott specializes in translating climate initiatives into meaningful action to deliver on commitments to the building and renewables sectors. Her marketing and communications background is leveraged to promote social and environmental responsibility as an approachable, yet critical part of business operations. Read More

AntoBudiardjo  CEO of

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Anto is a fractional entrepreneur, spending his time with technology companies in and around the Internet of Things.

As a creative entrepreneur, Anto has extensive experience working with product creation, customer development, product positioning, strategic marketing as well as technical functions including product and software development. Anto excels in working with complex multi-stakeholder systems, explicitly identifying customer challenges, reducing complexities to expose fundamental and core problems, and envisioning features and value propositions of technology offerings. Read More

Sudha Jamthe  IoT Disruptions CEO, Advisor, Author, Stanford CSP & Business School of AI

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I am a Technology Futurist with business operations experience shaping early technology ecosystems by educating and mentoring business professionals to build the connected, autonomous, driverless world in their companies or by pivoting their careers.

My focus is on value from data, and business models from IoT, Machine Learning, AI, and Autonomous Vehicles and teach business professionals at Stanford Continuing Studies and I am the author of 3 IoT books one book about self-driving cars, a keynote speaker, board/advisor for digital mobility. Read More

Jim Mchale   is CEO of Memoori Research 

An independent analyst company based in Sweden, focused entirely on the smart building industry.

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David Sciarrino  Smart Building and IoT Expert; Consultant and Advisor

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Vice President of Business Development at Kterio and Co-Chair of the Smart Buildings Workgroup at the LoRa Alliance. David Sciarrino has been a technology pioneer in the Smart Infrastructure space for over 20 years. He is passionate about driving new technologies to the market that generate positive business outcomes for contractors, building owners, managers, and occupants. As a thought leader, he challenges the industry to accelerate the adoption of new technologies that provide measurable and sustained business results for stakeholders at all levels. Read More

Therese Sullivan

Therese Sullivan  Director, Customer Marketing, Tridium

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Therese is a Marketing Manager with extensive skills in content marketing, social media marketing and Influencer marketing, Deep domain knowledge of data analytics, IoT workflows and machine-learning as applied to smart building/smart city/smart grid. Extensive start-up experience. Avid blogger with a growing readership among energy managers, master system integrators, facilities professionals, financial decision-makers, vc’s – anyone concerned with how to get predictive value from building data. Client base among best-in-class innovators in the field. Named one of the Top 5 Smart Building Influencers to Follow.

Nicolas Waern

Nicolas Waern   Making buildings talk to people

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Nicolas Waern “The Building Whisperer” – Making buildings talk to people

Marc Petock  Vice President, Chief Marketing Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

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Marc Petock Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Lynxspring, Inc. Marc is a pioneer and leader in guiding the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and IoT movements and pushing them forward. Currently, as Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Lynxspring, Marc leads corporate marketing strategy, product planning direction and defines and implements the marketing programs and initiatives as well as the budgets and people that support them. In addition, he is responsible for creating the company’s corporate and product brand positions, their evolution and the communications that support them. He also serves as a spokesperson and industry thought leader, often speaking at conferences, and regularly contributing to industry articles and papers. Read More

Brad White  President at SES Consulting

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Brad is the President of SES Consulting and a Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience in energy efficiency, low-carbon technologies, and smart building systems. He has demonstrated his passion for the sustainable use of energy throughout his professional career and this continues to be a driving force in his work. Brad works closely with clients to integrate leading edge technologies and energy conservation strategies into existing buildings; these can include fault detection and analytics, electrification of heating systems, and advanced controls. Brad is a Contributing Editor to and a member of the City of Vancouver’s Technical Advisory Committee on Existing Multi-Unit Residential and Commercial Buildings.

Andy McMillan is a contributing editor for AutomatedBuildings

Andy McMillan  Strategy Consultant & President BACnet International


Andy has been a featured speaker and consultant on open systems and automation-IT convergence in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. Andy has co-authored a book on open systems networking and holds a dozen patents in sensors, automation and software. He has MBA and BSEE degrees from the University of Michigan and is a member of ASHRAE, AEE, PRSM, and IEEE.

Scott Cochrane –  President & CEO,  Cochrane Supply & Engineering

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Scott Cochrane is President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, a leading Smart Building Controls Supplier with locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Texas, as well as an affiliate in Ontario called Canada Controls. Scott earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with minors in Marketing and Finance from Eastern Michigan University and holds an additional minor in HVAC Technologies from Macomb Community College.

Ken Sinclair E

Ken Sinclair –  Editor,

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Ken Sinclair sees himself more as a storyteller and hopes the stories he tells will be a catalyst for the IoT future we are all (eventually) going to live in. Ken believes that systems will be smarter, self-learning, edgy, innovative, and sophisticated, and to create, manage and re-invent those systems the industry needs to grow our most important resource, our younger people, by reaching out to them with messages about how vibrant, vital and rewarding working in this industry can be.

Here’s our Contributing Editors from the original site

Manny Mandrusiak
Calvin Slater
Zach Netsov
Ira Goldschmidt
Jim Sinopoli
Paul Ehrlich
Jack Mc Gowan
Steve Calabrese
Nirosha Munasinghe
Len Damiano
Thomas Hartman
Jim Henry
Nino Kurtalj
Paul Mason