Jim Mellas, President
Jim founded Automated Control Systems in 1981.  He attributes much of his industry knowledge to his father’s teachings beginning at the early age of 14.  Jim invested many years growing ACS and developing a successful business strategy.  Initially starting with only two employees, ACS has since grown into a highly reputable controls integrator employing over 35 staff members.

As company president, Jim actively engages personnel at every level to express appreciation of ongoing efforts and to share his vision for the company’s continued success.

Matthew Hackerd, Vice President

In 1989, Matt began his career in controls as a field wireman. Having picked up the trade quickly, he soon found himself moving into vital management positions including: Manufacturing Manager, Senior Project Manage0215r and Sales Manager.

In 2009, Matt joined the ACS team.  With his broad industry experience and genuine personality, he has helped ACS establish positive growth, increased sales and continuous improvement.

Robert Simpson, Sales
Rob entered the controls industry in 1984 as an engineer working with CAD operators that were among the first of their kind.  In 1989, Rob used this knowledge to pursue a career in industrial sales and has not looked back.

Rob has been with ACS for over 20 years and plays an integral part in the establishment of key customers for the company.

David Skarzynski, Purchasing & Estimating Manager
Starting over 30 years ago in panel assembly, Dave found his place in controls. After 10 years of familirizng himself with components, he turned to a role in logistics.

With 25 years of experience under his belt, Dave was hired into the ACS team.  With his vast product knowledge and logistics experience, Dave’s role at ACS is fundamental to efficient product turnover and competitive pricing.


Larry Walker, Program Manager
Larry’s entry into the controls industry began in 1977. After gaining knowledge and experience, he quickly progressed into key supervisory roles, including Production Manager, where he was in charge of 8 different departments that housed a total of 60 employees.

After 32 years of industry experience, Larry acquired the Program Manager position with ACS. Utilizing his extensive management experience, Larry works closely with our customers to ensure that they are 100% satisfied with every aspect of the goods and services we provide.

Mike Sinacola, Quality Control Manager
Starting in 1988, Mike’s experience in the industry began in panel layout and wiring. His exceptional skill set and trade knowledge was quickly identified for advancement to a Production and Assembly Leader.

In 1995, Mike joined the ACS team and has been an asset to the company for over 21 years. With his broad range of capabilities and knowledge, Mike has helped develop the foundations of our internal quality standards and continues to play an essential role in maintaining them.

Ryan Mellas, Manufacturing Manager
Attributing most of his success to the teachings of his colleagues, Ryan has acquired a great deal of industry knowledge and experience since starting with ACS in 2005. Ryan’s ability to perform a variety of tasks within every department has allowed for his rapid growth potential.

Since becoming Manufacturing Manager in 2015, Ryan’s attention to detail and process improvement efforts have boosted production efficiency and capacity. His analytical abilities and decisive action-point implementation are major contributors to ACS’ employee development and mission sustainability.

Jens Schaeberle, Engineering Manager
Jens’ career in the controls industry originated 25 years ago in Germany. Having successfully completed university, he quickly found a position as a Controls Engineer. During that time, his work travels brought him to the U.S., where he eventually stayed as a Controls Engineer Manager and at one point, operated his own controls engineering business.

With his sound knowledge of controls design, programming and operations, Jens joined the ACS team in 2015 as Engineering Manager. Working with engineers that have varying areas of expertise and skill sets, his mentoring, knowledge sharing and leadership is paramount to the department’s growth and continued delivery of value-added service.

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