PRESS RELEASE – Wadsworth Control Systems, originator of greenhouse automation in North America, has announced the addition of Thom Mandl as Chief Operating Officer. Mandl brings a diverse array of operations management experience ranging from P&G and Ford to private manufacturers, including leadership roles in engineering, production management and the executive team. Mandl’s academic training includes an MBA and a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and he holds professional certifications in Lean Six Sigma and supply chain management.
Ben Lane has taken on the role of Principal Engineer, where he will develop new product solutions, including both new innovations and expanding the capabilities of Wadsworth’s existing products. Kevin Stow-Parker has been promoted to Engineering Manager and Ray Medina has taken on new responsibilities in his role as Production Manager. Robbie Brandstetter, former Operations Manager at Wadsworth, has moved to a consulting role with the company and will be helping with special projects.