Established in 1998, Enterprise Automation is your source for all phases of control systems integration.

Our Services Include:

  • SCADA Configuration
  • Data Network Design, Testing, Startup And Training
  • O&M Documentation
  • MES Systems
  • Design Consultation
  • Specification Development
  • Panel Design
  • PLC Programming

We deliver reliable and high quality solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of each client.

What Makes Us Different

We never overstate our abilities or compromise our standards. Most of our clients want a collaborative, long term relationship with their integrator, and our proven methodologies and best practices ensure that our clients’ high expectations are always met. We are successful because we take the time to get it right the first time.

Many clients come to us with difficult, challenging projects. We don’t mind. We thrive on diagnosing and correcting issues and helping clients see the bigger picture to achieve sustainable reliability.

Why Clients Choose Us

  • Our focus on a select number of automation products has resulted in expert-level development and best practices
  • Our engineers ensure that the limits of the automation products are not exceeded
  • Our pragmatic approach to projects ensures that client solutions remain uncomplicated
  • Our multi-disciplined engineering team constantly collaborates on project designs
  • Engineered solutions are always well documented
  • Engineered solutions are always fully tested before they leave the office
  • Our engineering team has vast experience with accepting and completing challenging or delayed projects
  • Established alliances with key product vendors opens access to superior product support
  • Our philosophy not to overcommit resources or overstate engineering capabilities

Our Culture

Our culture is who we are.

Enterprise Automation endeavors to maintain the founding culture of the company as continuing success brings growth. We have endured many lessons over the past couple of years that have committed us to this cause. Our culture is defined by three fundamental elements:

  1. Our core purpose (vision and mission statement)
  2. Our core values
  3. Our team members

The core purpose and core values define EA’s core ideology – the timeless character of the company. We did not invent our core ideology, it’s the nature of the people in our team. Visitors often notice these traits when they are around us.

Vision and Mission Statements

Enterprise’s vision statement represents the future we strive to achieve. The mission statement defines the day-to-day business activities we engage in pursuit of our vision. The core values define the expected behaviors of all EA team members.

Vision

Our name is known within the industry, where we are revered for our exceptional solutions. Our people are assumed to be the best simply because they work here.

What Does This Mean?
“our customers will feel relief simply from seeing the Enterprise Automation logo on your shirt, even if they have never met you”

Mission

Collectively foster an environment that values communication and collaboration.

Ensure that our industry knowledge and technical capabilities remain both relevant and world class through continuous training and mentoring.

Continually improve the efficiency of our project execution methodologies and internal systems.

Ensure that we are responsive, respectful and patient in our interactions with our customers, vendors, and to ourselves, acknowledging that our reputation is our greatest asset.

Core Values

For core values to mean something they have to permeate a company’s business plan, hiring, policies, procedures, and day to day activity. Authentic values remain fixed even as the world around changes.

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Driven By Excellence

We are immensely proud of the work we produce. We do not accept anything less than our personal best, nor anything less than the best from our colleagues.

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We Protect the Company

We constantly seek to identify issues that create risk, threaten our reputation, run counter to our core values, or impact the company’s welfare. Once discovered, we are proactive and take the initiative to either self-resolve or escalate. Our vigilance spans across the entire organization, not just the work areas to which we are assigned.

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Collaboration

We share our knowledge and leverage our combined talents whenever possible. As a result our work is improved and each of us becomes stronger. Loners do not survive here.

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Adherence to Standards, Methodology, and Process

We believe in the importance of defined standards, methodology, and processes, and understand that taking shortcuts and skipping steps increases risk and jeopardizes our reputation.

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Details Matter

We believe that when details are overlooked, risk increases and problems follow. If something doesn’t make sense, there is most likely something we don’t understand. We need to trust this intuition and seek to learn more and ask questions until we achieve clarity.

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Peer Review

We demand that others check our work. We know this is the most powerful way to increase the quality of our work and creates a significant opportunity for professional development.

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Nothing Leaves Enterprise Untested

We believe that without testing, we nor our clients, could have any confidence that our objectives have been met. This is the single greatest defense we have to protect our reputation and distinguish ourselves in the marketplace.

Work Environment

Company Events

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The company sponsors various events throughout the year to give back to the employees and acknowledge their hard work. The events are intended to foster fun and rewarding experiences that employees can enjoy. Some of these events include company races, family picnics, and the holiday party.

Company races are when we sponsor employees and customers to sign up and participate in local race competitions or triathlons. Participation can be competitive or just for fun! Employees and customers can join as individuals or as teams. These races are great at stirring up competition and training amongst the employees in the weeks leading up to the race day. The excitement leading up to the race and the participant results usually become fun talking points for the year.

The family picnic is an event that is usually organized in the summertime. Employees and their families are welcome to come and enjoy the food and games provided. Games are set up for adults and kids alike and are a great opportunity to meet everyone while bringing the company closer together. Experiences at the family picnic are typically the highlight of the year for our employees.

The holiday party is another way we choose to thank the employees for their contribution throughout the past year. The holiday party includes a nice evening with dinner for employees and their significant other. It is a chance to reflect upon the past year and celebrate together as it comes to a close.

Activity Fund

Activity-Fund

The Activity Fund is used toward employee social activities of their choosing. The activities are intended to be fun events that bond the team closer together. The monthly $400 “use it or lose it” fund can be used by the employees for any group activity of their choice. Our Activity Fund policy includes more details about the use of the funds, such as at least four employees must be participating. The activity is entirely organized by the employees. Past activities have included going to movies, go kart racing, laser tag, and bowling. These activities are great opportunities to step away from work and foster team camaraderie.

What is it like being an EA team member?

Here are a few casual observations of EA’s environment (our team members like things this way):

  • We are all intelligent motivated individuals that want to work with other ‘A’ players (i.e. the good lab partners from class). We seek individuals that naturally adhere to our core values.
  • Team members, from day one, are empowered to question and improve our processes in order to drive efficiency and clarity.
  • Average work hours are 43 hours per week, however, they can range from 40-50 hours per week, typically when a system enters testing or there is travel involved, such as with system startups or design workshops.
  • Work-life balance is important and respected amongst team members.
  • On occasion a ping pong tournament will break out.
  • Because everyone who works here has high expectations of themselves and cares about work quality first, the team is easy going with each other and highly collaborative.
  • We all feed off each other’s ideas every day.
  • Seniority is not worshipped – passion, initiative, good ideas, and capability are.
  • Drinks and snacks are free and in abundance.
  • The facility is modern and clean. Every engineer has at least one large 32″ monitor and one 27″ monitor. This is how all engineers should work.
  • Personal development is a frequent theme to our team members. While not quite a core value, it’s pretty close with how curious everyone is.
  • There is frequent athletic activity between team members that ride bikes, run, strength train, go to the golf range, or play basketball. There’s almost always someone around who’s up for some exercise. There is typically 1 to 2 company sponsored short course triathlons per year.
  • Team members become more highly skilled at computers, networking, system development methods, and quality control than with most other integrators.
  • A few times a year we each install the control systems we built and bring our client’s facilities to life via equipment checkout, process verification, and finally handover!

Meet the Team

Scott Pickford

Principal

I am one of two principals at Enterprise Automation with a 50% stake in the ownership of the company. At EA we place an extraordinary emphasis on training, mentoring, and living up to our core values. It isn’t always easy, however being surrounded by such great talent and being so proud of the work EA produces makes all the risk and hard work worth it. When not working and spending time with my Wife and twin daughters, you’ll find me on a run, swim, or out on my bike pursuing my passion for competitive triathlon and multisport.

  • University of Technology, Sydney, Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
  • Vistage member since 2012
  • Automation Alliance Group (AAG) member since 2009
  • Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) member since 2001
  • CitectSCADA Certified Engineer (CSCE) Version 7.20

Josh Riley

Principal

I am 50% owner of Enterprise Automation. Scott Pickford owns the other 50%. I truly enjoy working with the great talent that surrounds me at Enterprise Automation. Working with a team and customers that value our systems and beliefs makes this job great.

  • University of California, Riverside, 1996, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Vistage member since 2012
  • Automation Alliance Group (AAG) member since 2009
  • Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) member since 2008
  • CitectSCADA Certified Engineer (CSCE) Version 7.20
  • InSQL 8.0 CSI
  • InTouch 9.0 CSI

Adam Ekstrand

Lead Engineer

I am a lead engineer here and really enjoy the range of technologies I get to work with across different projects. It is awesome to work with such a great team of engineers and see the incredible things we can accomplish when we work together.

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2010, B. S., Electrical Engineering
  • PlantStruxure Certified Expert (PSXCE)
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Engineer (VCCE), Version 7.30
  • Schneider Electric Unity Pro Certified Professional
  • PlantStruxure Networking Certified Professional (NCP)

Adrian Leon

Project Engineer

I joined Enterprise Automation in 2014 and I have enjoyed working on a wide range of project tasks, from specification writing to PLC programming to on-site commissioning. In my spare time I tinker around with my quadcopter and try to ride my bike.

  • California State Polytechnic Univerity, San Luis Obispo, 2013, B. S., Mechanical Engineering
  • PlantStruxure Certified Expert (PSXCE)
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Engineer (VCCE), Version 2016
  • Schneider Electric Unity Pro Certified Professional
  • Schneider Electric Networking Certified Professional (NCP)

Alex Coker

Project Engineer

I’m a chemical engineer who also really enjoys working with servers, networking, IT infrastructure and the controls side. Working for EA continuously brings new and exciting challenges that makes this job exceptionally fun and rewarding.

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2014, B. S. Chemical Engineering, Valedictorian
  • PlantStruxure Certified Expert (PSXCE)
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Engineer (VCCE), Version 2016
  • Wonderware Certified Developer, Application Server 2014
  • Schneider Electric Unity Pro Certified Professional
  • PlantStruxure Networking Certified Professional (NCP)
  • Palo Alto Networks Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE), Version 6.1

Alex Stipe

Project Engineer

I’ve been a project engineer at Enterprise Automation since June of 2015, but I established a five-year relationship with the EA team as a hardware distributor in a past life. I grew up in Orange County and have loved every minute of it. When not working I enjoy the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with my wife Catherine and our energetic dog Harper. I scuba dive on a regular basis and am working to improve my golf handicap. The driven environment and desire to do things right the first time make EA a perfect fit for my personality.

  • University of California, Irvine, 2015, MBA
  • University of California, Davis, 2010, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP), Version 2015 (7.50)

Chris Schleich

Engineering Manager

I targeted the controls industry out of college as I realized I preferred conducting the orchestra over building the instruments. Scott Pickford was the first to hire me and the rest is history.

My focus in recent years has been on more subtle elements of success: seeking win-win, pursuing clarity, setting expectations, and following through dependably. I expect this of myself and everyone at EA.

I have twin daughters, twin pugs, and pursue various athletics. In 2013 I mothballed my gaming stations and started reading as much as possible to continue learning.

  • University of California, Davis, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Vistage Key Group Member
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Engineer (VCCE), Version 7.30
  • Getting Things Done junkie (unofficial)

Dave Lewis

Senior Engineer

I am a senior Engineer at Enterprise Automation. I really enjoy with the skilled team of Engineers and highly technical solutions at Enterprise. The attention to detail that everyone on the team maintains is truly inspiring.

  • The University of Akron, Ohio, 1993, B.S. Electrical Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Electrical (CA)
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP), Version 7.30
  • Schneider Electric Unity Pro Certified Professional

Derrick Malcolm

Automation Architect/Business Analyst

I have been working with automation and control systems since 1996 and have been with Enterprise Automation since 2001. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with some great talent, and the team that we have on board now is the strongest yet. I have been fortunate to be a part in growing this company from a small 4 man group to the professional organization that we are today. I’m proud to run the company colors on my race car. In addition to cars, I also enjoy cycling.

  • University of California, Riverside, 1996, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Vistage Key Group member since 2014
  • Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) member since 2012
  • PlantStruxure Certified Expert (PSXCE)
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP), Version 7.30
  • Schneider Electric Unity Pro Certified Professional
  • Schneider Electric Networking Certified Professional
  • National Auto Sport Association (NASA) competition license since 2006
  • 2009 NASA National Championship, 3rd place

James Parsons

Lead Engineer

I am a lead engineer at Enterprise Automation, and I have the opportunity to work with other smart engineers in a fast paced team environment. Each day I’m faced with new problems and get to solve them with an awesome team.

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2013, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Wonderware Application Server Certified Developer
  • Wonderware Historian Certified Developer
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP), Version 2015 (7.50)
  • PlantStruxure Networking Certified Professional (NCP)

Jasmine Panosian

Junior Engineer

I started working at Enterprise Automation in June 2015. I take pride in the work and the customer relationships that we build through EA’s highly collaborative environment. I personally value the proactive nature of the EA team, whether it is towards anticipating project obstacles or delivering tested, high-quality solutions. I am constantly reminded of EA’s dedication to improving each individual and the team as a whole. These are just a few of the reasons I chose to work here, and I am grateful for the opportunity every day.

  • University of California, Los Angeles, 2015, M.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Loyola Marymount University, 2014, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP), Version 2016
  • Wonderware Certified Developer, Application Server 2014
  • Certified EIT, 2013 Board for Professional Engineers

Kyle Pickrell

Junior Engineer

I started working at Enterprise Automation as a Junior Engineer in July 2016. I am interested in working with systems and software, and enjoy working on challenging projects. Through the collaboration I have experienced here, I am always learning new things and continuously improving.

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2016, B. S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP), Version 2016
  • Certified EIT, 2016 Board for Professional Engineers

LaShell Mingo

Office Manager

I enjoy working every day with a team that takes pride in their work. Having confidence our leadership and the company’s values, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to grow with Enterprise Automation.

Laura Moore-Shay

Project Manager

I started in July 2016 as a Project Manager at Enterprise Automation. I am a highly motivated individual, and value the emphasis EA places on quality and collaborative effort. My background is in geology and GIS applications, as well as project management of soil and groundwater remediation projects. I enjoy working on teams with great talent, and continuously strive to build on my skills as a project manager.

  • Indiana University, 2013, M.P.A. Environmental Policy
  • Indiana University, 2013, M.S. Environmental Science
  • University of Notre Dame, 2010, B.S. Environmental Geosciences
  • CAPM certification, Project Management Institute
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED

Luke Stephenson

Project Management & Logistics Manager

I love working at Enterprise Automation because of the people I get to work with every day. My career background is in engineering team and construction management. Work experiences have included a number of waste to energy and process industry related construction contracts and projects. The bulk of my experience within industrial automation is in integrating process control systems into mechanical systems, and in understanding of process instrumentation, controls components and process strategies.

  • Brigham Young University, B.S. Manufacturing Engineering
  • PMP certification, Project Management Institute
  • Certified EIT, 2013 Board for Professional Engineers

Michael Nguyen

Junior Engineer

I joined Enterprise Automation as a Junior Engineer in July 2016. Being a recent graduate, I wanted to work at a place that was focused on developing their employees and had a high standard of work. I am very fortunate to have found EA who has delivered on these two values and so much more. In my spare time, I have a wide range of hobbies such as biking, creating music, and PC gaming. I also love getting to know new people and being introduced to new things!

  • University of California, Irvine, 2016, B.S. Chemical Engineering; Minor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Wonderware Certified Developer, Application Server 2016
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP), Version 2016
  • Certified EIT, 2016 Board for Professional Engineers

Phillip Downey

Project Manager

I joined Enterprise Automation as a Project Manager in 2016.  My background and experience is in operational planning and management in the military and civilian sectors.  I pride myself on the high quality of my work and value EA’s emphasis on the same.  As a PM I facilitate on schedule and on budget solutions for our customers delivered with the highest degree of customer service and satisfaction.

  • Texas A&M University, 2009, B.S. Urban and Regional Science
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, UCSD
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, USMC
  • Assault Climber, USMC

Stephen McKinley

Junior Engineer

I am a Junior Engineer at Enterprise Automation. I really appreciate the emphasis Enterprise Automation puts on training and collaboration, which has given me the skills I need for my tasks and the confidence to ask for help when I need it.

  • California Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2015, B.S. Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP), Version 2016

Vaibhav Pandey

Junior Engineer

I joined Enterprise Automation in July 2016, and loved it from the moment I started here. EA’s training program is very good, complemented by the smart and dedicated staff and I have learned a lot through it. It’s a wonderful place for learning and the work-life balance is perfect, which gives me enough opportunities to also focus on other things I like doing such as travelling, playing ping-pong and reading novels.

  • University of California, Los Angeles, 2016, M.S. Physical & Wave Electronics
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, 2014, B. T. Electrical Engineering
  •  Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP), Version 2016

Zack Gentry

Junior Engineer

I am a recent Cal Poly graduate and have been at Enterprise Automation since June 2015. Enterprise Automation continues to give me opportunities to grow and learn as I begin my career.

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2015, B.S. Chemical Engineering; Minor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • PlantStruxure Certified Expert (PSXCE)
  • Vijeo Citect Certified Professional (VCCP), Version 2015 (7.50)
  • Schneider Electric Unity Pro Certified Professional
  • PlantStruxure Networking Certified Professional (NCP)