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Free Webinar on Small Business Automation Strategy

AEC will be presenting a free webinar through SCMEP on April 1 regarding Small Business Automation Strategy. If you are a small business desiring to get started with automation, tune in and let us give you some guidance.

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) is a private, non-profit group that serves as a proven resource to South Carolina businesses, providing them with a range of innovative strategies and solutions.

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Automation Engineering Company now offers Doosan Cobots for integration.

Greenville, SC — November 2020

Automation Engineering Company (AEC) is proud to become a distributor for the Doosan cobot line. As cobots have become a significant part of the manufacturing workspace, AEC has positioned itself to provide its customers with the most advanced cobots on the market. The line of Doosan cobots is designed to readily integrate into a broad range of manufacturing applications, including:

  • CNC machine tending
  • Pick and place
  • Air blowing
  • Assembly
  • Polishing and deburring
  • Gluing and bonding
  • Plastic injection mold assistance
  • Packaging and palletizing
  • Press forming assistance
  • Inspection
  • Welding

Cobots are rapidly changing the automation landscape with their ease of deployment, flexibility, and safety features. For more information, please contact Automation Engineering Company at 864-679-8024, or visit

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Automation Engineering Company Announces New President

New president brings a track record of transforming strategic manufacturing and business operations

Kallin J. Kurtz, President, Automation Engineering Company

Greenville, SC — August 2020 – Automation Engineering Company (AEC), an innovative partner to some of the world’s leading industrial companies, has announced the appointment of Kallin J. Kurtz to the role of President. Kallin brings decades of leadership in automation and manufacturing technology to his new position, in addition to an extensive track record in transforming manufacturing and related businesses. 

In his role as President of AEC, Mr. Kurtz will oversee all aspects of the company’s product and service offerings, client engagement activities, technology integration, and manufacturing efforts.

Automation Engineering Company offers expertise in a broad range of mechanical and electrical engineering services, supported by extensive in-house manufacturing capabilities. From project collaboration and design, to finished systems, AEC provides end-to-end process automation solutions for the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, controls, medical, textiles, transport, and machine tool industries.

Over his career, Mr. Kurtz has developed large-scale automation projects and strategic modernization roadmaps for a number of companies. He has also led large engineering teams to increased productivity and workflow improvements and cost savings. His leadership in manufacturing operations has cut process times by 50% in one international manufacturing center. 

A veteran of the U.S. Army and Iowa Army National Guard, Mr. Kurtz holds degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, Minnesota State University, as well as Executive Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition, he is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and in Lean Enterprise.

According to a company spokesperson, “We are pleased to introduce Kallin Kurtz in the role of President, and we are confident that his proven leadership will play a transformative role in expanding AEC’s vision, industry position, and market presence.”

For more information, please contact Automation Engineering Company at 864-679-8024, or visit

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