“Do something in life that makes you happy” has been the philosophy of ITS founder Brian Engle since its creation in 2003. We enjoy our jobs. We enjoy making an impact every day that allows our customers to stay competitive in a global market and help to keep jobs in America. We also believe that employee happiness is crucial to business success and customer interaction too. Pride in their job and a sense of ownership is what separates ITS employees from the rest. The knowledge, skills, and attitude that each ITS employee possesses enables them to provide the most valued solutions in today’s complex control market.
Brian co-found Industrial Technology Solutions, LLC (ITS) in 2003; he was 25 and had graduated from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) Inside Wireman apprenticeship program two years earlier. A dynamic and challenging career was Brian’s overarching goal when he decided to give the dream of self-employment and business ownership a shot.
ITS has grown and matured though the years and has flourished during the recent difficult economic times by relying on Brian’s core values of customer service, quality, and real value. Not only has Brian has kept his skills and knowledge on the cutting edge, he has also given the extra effort to share his knowledge with the organization that first trained him. Brian is currently an instructor and mentor for the students and Journeymen of the IBEW during the evening hours, while providing leadership for ITS during the day. As a trailblazer in the electrical technologies field, Brian has been able to bring real world expertise to the students involved in photovoltaic system design and installation, industrial and building automation, and instrumentation technologies.
Certifications and partnerships are an instrumental part of the electrical services field; Brian has amassed a significant level of training and certifications. Some of the major certifications Brian holds include: NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) a solar design and installation certification, BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) a telecommunications design and installation registration, and EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) industrial instrumentation design, installation and calibration certification.
Brian has contributed to a number of technical publications on Industrial Automation (Control Design, Automation Notebook, Control Engineering) as well as Photovoltaic Systems (American Garage). Brian has also served as a consultant on two successful American Technical Publishing textbooks, Conduit Bending and Fabrication and Concepts in Motor Control.
Despite his demanding commitments as a business owner and instructor, Brian gives back to his local community through Rebuilding Together where skilled volunteers provide critical home repair and modification services to those in need at no cost to the homeowner. Additionally through his involvement with Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA), Brian is able to apply his specialized knowledge and skills in the field of international humanitarian engineering.
John started his electrical career at age 16, shortly before graduation from the Licking County Joint Vocational School. Graduating with the honor of Outstanding Electrical Student of the class of 1991 he also excelled and placed first in the State of Ohio in the Electrical Motor Control Competition earlier that same year. In 1992 he started his apprenticeship with The Electrical Trades Center, graduating in 1997. Soon after graduation he was offered an evening Instructor position where he still teaches today. John has worked for several contactors on projects from small commercial installations to management of large scale industrial with over 130 electricians. John joined the ITS team in the fall of 2010 as a Controls Specialist, and is an integral part of field installation and coordination. It is his goal to provide our customers with the best product possible and is not happy until customer is.
Graduating from Eastland Career Center in 2013, Taylor has quickly established himself in the professional industry as an up and comer. Within 1 year of employment at ITS, Taylor has distinguished himself with his attention to detail and his outstanding work ethic. Taylor currently manages the inventory and panel fabrication division at ITS. Currently enrolled at the Electrical Trades Center, he is receiving one of the finest educations in the industry and hopes to attain the title of Journeyman Wireman by the age of 23. Taylor is an avid bowler and boasts about several 300 games. We plan on working him more because he obviously has too much time on his hands.
Mike has been working in the technology trades since early 1997. He holds current certifications as a Bicsi Information Technology Systems Technician (ITSTech), a Bicsi Certified Trainer (CT), and a Bicsi Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM). Throughout his career, Mike has traveled the Midwest and East coast working with some of the finest technology contractors, fine-tuning his skills in system integration, control programming and mid to large scale project management.
In 2010 Mike began working as an instructor at The Electrical Trades Center and over the years has been instrumental in the restructuring of the Installer Technician Apprentice Program. Also while serving on the IBEW’s Examining Board, Mike was at the forefront of modernizing the entrance exam for their IT classification. Mike joined Industrial Technology Solutions in early 2014.