Robotics and Automation




Dusty Small, Project Manager – Industrial Sales for Thompson Electric, is on the advisory board for the Electrical Program and the new Robotics and Automation Program for Western Iowa Tech Community College (WIT) in Sioux City.

Dusty was asked if Thompson Electric would be interested in participating in making a video for the promotion of the new Robotics and Automation program for WIT.  Last Wednesday, JD Gordon Creative Labs came to our office to video Kent Grange – Director of Business Development, Nick Rol – Project Manager and Dusty.  Here are some of the questions that were asked:

How has robotics & automation changed in the last 10 years?

What opportunities are available at your company for robotics and automation skills?

What is the ideal candidate for a low-voltage controls technician job?

What’s your advice for people looking at a robotics and automation career?

What does the future look like in regarding robotics and automation?

These were just a sampling of the questions that were asked of Kent, Nick and Dusty.

Dusty’s involvement on the advisory board gives him the opportunity to have influence over existing and new programs for WIT. These programs give young people the opportunity to explore different career paths in the electrical industry. Dusty’s involvement also helps promote our industry and Thompson Electric.

Thompson Electric always encourages their employees to be active in their communities by serving on boards or donating their time.  This is just another example of Thompson Electric employees being active in their community.