With over 30 years experience in industrial control and automation programming, John brings an innovative, yet highly practical approach to engineering, maintenance and project management. Before co-founding CIR Industrial Automation, Inc., John developed the first application of programmable logic controls while at the Niagara Falls Facility of Union Carbide. He also represented the Carbon Products division on Union Carbide's Corporate Automation Committee defining and planning automation strategies.
As president of CIR, Mr. Mackenna maintains a very hands-on approach. In addition to his executive duties he maintains a high level of technical expertise by continuing to take day-to-day responsibility for several of the companies engineering engagements. Some of the most noteworthy includes the "Random Load" Electro- Plating line, the "Flying Cut-Off" Saw, and the Heinz Barbecue/Cocktail Sauce batching plant. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee
Mark A. Siuta, Senior Controls Engineer
Mark joined the CIR in 1993, practically right out of college. He has become our resident electrical controls programming expert. Today he is a senior controls engineer with experience in electrical design, PLC programming, HMI design and programming, Servo controller programming, serial interface with process instrumentation, and startup/training assistance. Mr. Siuta has been involved in several large-scale installations and upgrade projects for a variety of industries. After receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, Mark earned a Masters Degree from the same school and they published his Masters research paper on Power Transmission Systems. Mark is named on a Patent for his work on 'Magnetic Propulsed Riveting Hammers'. He continues to take advanced courses including earning a Value Added Reseller Certification from Rockwell Software.
Mr. Alan J. Dickinson, Associate Controls Engineer
Alan joined CIR from Kaufmans Bakery where his increasing responsibilities ranged from process control and vision systems to packaging and power distribution. At CIR, he designs and implements manufacturing and process design, PLC-based (programmable logic controller) control system engineering and programming. Alan has a degree in Electrical Technology from Erie Community College and an Electrical Engineering certification from De Vry Technical Institute. He is currently pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree, from State University of New York at Buffalo
Warren Maziol, Part-Time
Warren has over 30 years of special project experience in industrial automation much of it in the demanding packaging industry. Warren currently works with CIR on a part-time bases on a variety of projects that take advantage of his technical experience in Allen-Bradley SLC 500 maintenance and programming, PanelView and Servo Drive programming as well as AutoCAD, CNC-Automated Machine programming and Boses Machine Shop.
Warren's latest projects include a Large Panel Build with Allen-Bradley Control Logix, 8 Sercos Servos, 10 Variable Frequency Drives, an Induction Machine using Control Logix PLC processor, PanelView Plus operator interface, and three Kinetix Servo Motion Axis, a Ring Roll employing Servo Controlled Bending, and a Buffer featuring Control Logix PLC processor, DeviceNet remote I/O, and one Kinetix Servo Motion Axis.