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Founded in 1995, Cornerstone Automation offers comprehensive industrial automation system integration services ranging from design/build to maintaining and improving plant operations.

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Our company has built a reputation of being a trusted and reliable partner to many manufacturing and industrial clients throughout the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. We pride ourselves on the trust we have built with our clients, many of which we have served for multiple decades. Our team has expertise in electromechanical engineering as well as IT/OT networking infrastructure required for industry 4.0 digitalization initiatives. Whether your automation journey has just begun or you are fully automated, we provide full lifecycle planning and support.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high-value integrated control solutions for industry production and process environments. We are committed to building long-term relationships with our clients by implementing quality, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to help increase their profitability and productivity.

Meet the Team

Alan Ferrin

Alan has over 40 years of experience in process controls engineering and automation, machine design and development, systems integration, and machine repair and maintenance. Alan earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. A former plant engineer, Alan has years of experience managing wholesale baking manufacturing facilities, giving him a unique perspective on problem-solving.

An engineer through and through, even outside of work, Alan enjoys making things work better. He enjoys spending time with his family and is an accomplished piano player. Alan often showcases his skills at the church he attends!

Nathan Ferrin

Nathan is a Navy Veteran who now has 20+ years of experience in the electronics and computer field. He earned his B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology from ECPI University. He specializes in real-time communication networks and is no stranger to either a PLC or an office server.

In his “spare time,” Nathan enjoys home automation projects, house renovations, and spending time with his wife and four children.

Timothy Ferrin

With over 6 years of experience in information technologies and electrical work, Tim is an expert problem solver and is knowledgeable about both operational technology and mechanical processes.

Tim graduated from Eastern University with a B.S. in Music Education. He enjoys playing classical guitar.

Valerie Ferrin

Valerie has been the Office Manager at Cornerstone Automation since the beginning. She has more than 40 years of experience in bookkeeping and administration and earned her A.S. in Accounting at Montgomery County Community College. Valerie handles all financial matters including AP, AR, and payroll in addition to overseeing all administrative functions in the office.

When Valerie is not at the office, she enjoys home renovation projects and spending time with her family. In the summer you will often find her in her gardens.

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Theodore Royer

Ted graduated with an A.A.S. in Electrical Technology from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Ted’s troubleshooting experience and knowledge make him an excellent problem solver. He has experience with electrical installation and is quickly developing his CAD and programming skills.

Ted is an avid collector of firearm antiquities. He enjoys camping, and playing video games when he isn’t working.

Jordan Randolph

Jordan earned a B.A. in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University, and has 2 years of experience working in the industrial automation field. He is experienced in mechanical design, developing real-time software, and controlling systems with microcontrollers contributing to Jordan’s impressive engineering abilities and troubleshooting skills.

Jordan loved working with K’nex as a kid; he even won a few competitions. His first job was working at a car wash and he later created a working scale model of the car wash out of LEGOs and K’nex. Jordan uses his technical skills by running the sound board for his church.

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