About Us...

Russ Ropken - Vice President / Automation Specialist

  • 20+ years of experience in the automation industry
  • Certified ICONICS Systems Integrator Partner with over 15 years experience:
    • GENESIS32 Versions 5 - 9
    • BizViz ReportWorX, BridgeWorX, and PortalWorX
    • GENESIS64 Version 10
  • 16+ years experience with Windows Software Development using Delphi, MS Visual Studio v6 and .NET (v1.1 - 4.5)
  • OPC DA Server and Client Development
  • Microsoft SQL (2000 - 2012) and MySQL Development

Debi Ropken - President

  • Debi has engineering experience from the City of Colorado Springs and Woodward Governor
  • Engine Control and automation system design
  • Power System / Transmission design
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, AAS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Debi is also a local Colorado jewelry artist - www.eaglemountainstudio.com

Patrick DeCesaro - Automation Specialist (Lubbock, TX)

  • Patrick's industrial automation experience spans across 13+ years in the power generation, oil and gas, steel manufacturing, beverage packaging, and semiconductor industries
  • Strong experience with SCADA/HMI packages such as ICONICS Genesis32, Genesis64, ReportWorX, Wonderware InTouch, Citect, RSView32, and more
  • PLC experience including AB ControlLogix, AB PLC-5, AB PLC-2, Siemens Step7, SCADAPack and more
  • Network design and implemenation
  • Patrick began his career with 6 years in the Navy Nuclear Power Program

Rick Dohmen - Automation Specialist (Fort Collins, CO)

  • Rick has 20+ years of experience in automation controls design, service, and commissioning
  • Experience with several HMI Packages in addition to his extensive ICONICS Genesis32 experience
  • Wide PLC programming experience including Bristol's ControlWave Line, AB ControlLogic and SLC lines, Siemens, Automation Direct, and many more
  • Rick's years of experience come from his employment with Woodward Governor, Encorp, and Wood Group in positions such as Field Service, Engineering, and Managment