To Meet Sharp Increase in Demand for Digital Transformation Services, ACC Announces Strategic Hire of Michael Stephens

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Automated Control Concepts appoints Michael Stephens as Executive Vice President Sales & Business Development – Manufacturing Digital Transformation in a strategic hire to support an increase in demand for the company’s digital transformation solutions.

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Mike’s depth of experience, approach to solving operational problems and history ofsuccessfully leading his customers on their digital transformation journey aligns perfectly withACC’s vision to enable our customers’ success by using technology and data.

Automated Control Concepts (ACC), a provider of digital transformation solutions and consulting services to life sciences and manufacturing companies, today announced the strategic hire of Michael Stephens as Executive Vice President Sales & Business Development – Manufacturing Digital Transformation.

Working together with ACC’s executive team, Stephens will focus on business development and strategy for ACC’s digital transformation and smart factory solutions for the manufacturing industry. Based out of California, Stephens will support the company’s growing client base across the U.S. and globally in manufacturing intelligence solutions.

“Mike’s depth of experience, approach to solving operational problems and history of successfully leading his customers on their digital transformation journey aligns perfectly with ACC’s vision to enable our customers’ success by using technology and data,” said Kevin Hannigan, CEO of Automated Control Concepts. “I’m excited to see Mike’s thought leadership help sharpen the focus of our team to deliver exceptional solutions to our customers.”

With more than three decades of success deploying smart technology solutions in the manufacturing, financial, retail, and hospitality industries, Stephens has collaborated with executive teams across the globe to drive business value and impact through digital transformation. Having previously held executive positions at several leading SaaS companies, Stephens was most recently the executive vice president of sales for Parsec Automation Corp. Prior to that, Stephens served as CEO at Vigilistics, Inc.

“I am excited to be joining an organization that is creating the life sciences smart factory of the future, today!” said Stephens. “With ACC combining a wealth of industry and process knowledge with extraordinary technology capabilities, I look forward to delivering on the promise of a more intelligent, agile, and high-performing enterprise.”

About Automated Control Concepts
Established in 1983, Automated Control Concepts, LLC (ACC) is a leading ‘Industry 4.0’ solutions provider delivering digital technologies, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence to manufacturing companies. By providing the right information to the right people at the right time, ACC enables clients to leverage the full value of their operational data across the entire manufacturing value chain. ACC provides digital transformation solutions and consulting from initial requirements definition and system design through the implementation and commissioning of plant-wide automation and manufacturing execution systems. ACC delivers solutions to manufacturers in a variety of industries, including life sciences, consumer goods, and food & beverage. ACC offers two proprietary software products focused on life sciences – Lab Owl® bioreactor control system and TruTraq® environmental condition monitoring. ACC’s AiRAID is a proven cyber-physical security device using deception technology for OT cybersecurity. The OP/Station® division of ACC offers industrial computer workstations designed for NEMA 12/4/4X and hazardous duty environments. For more information, visit ACC’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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