Huffman Engineering Hires 30-year Naval Veteran Jeff Austin to Lead Operations

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Nebraska-based Huffman Engineering, Inc., hires Operations Manager, Jeff Austin to support growing demand for the company’s control system integration and engineering services from its manufacturing and utility customers.

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Jeff’s vast operational and leadership experience will play an integral role in the pragmatic, efficient growth of our business.

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Huffman Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration, today announced its recent hiring of retired Navy Captain, Jeff Austin, as the company’s Operations Manager. In his new role, Austin will oversee a skilled team of engineers and technicians who develop and execute turnkey automation projects for manufacturing and utility customers.

Prior to joining Huffman Engineering, Austin retired from serving three decades in the U.S. Navy, most recently as Deputy Director of Joint Exercises and Training at U.S. Strategic Command. Before his service at U.S. Strategic Command, Austin was Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations at Carrier Strike Group Two/USS George H W Bush Strike Group where he was responsible for the operational planning, training, and employment of 22 subordinate ships and squadrons comprising 10,500 people and millions of dollars of assets in preparation for the Strike Group’s maiden deployment.

“We are honored to have Jeff on board here at Huffman Engineering. Beyond his stellar career serving our country, Jeff’s discipline, dedication and can-do attitude fit right in with our company culture. This is a newly created position to help us achieve our strategic growth goals. Jeff’s vast operational and leadership experience will play an integral role in the pragmatic, efficient growth of our business,” said Howard Huffman, CEO, Huffman Engineering.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the Huffman Engineering team after my Naval career ended. I chose Huffman Engineering because of its company values, team-oriented, family-like atmosphere, and focus on providing outstanding value and service to its customers,” said Austin. “As Operations Manager, I’ll be focused on ensuring that our Industry Teams have the support they need to continue to provide outstanding service and value to our customers and to ensure that HEI is best prepared for future growth and efficiency in operations.”

Huffman Engineering has a 29-year history of delivering large-scale system integration projects for highly regulated industries which require clients meet stringent regulatory requirements. Whether it is meeting requirements for FDA, EPA, or projects involving hazardous locations, Huffman Engineering builds robust reliable automation systems.

About Huffman Engineering, Inc.
Huffman Engineering, Inc. is CSIA Certified control systems integration company offering turnkey engineering design and control systems integration services to manufacturing and utility customers. The company’s highly-skilled team of electrical/mechanical engineers, and experienced technicians practice a proven, results-driven project methodology to consistently deliver optimal industrial automation solutions. Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Huffman Engineering has served the Midwest since 1987, specializing in pharmaceutical, life science, machine, and utility process control applications. For more information, visit

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