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SRSI is excited to announce the onboarding of Senior Control Systems Engineering Manager, Jonathan Nylaan. Joining us from Dorr, Michigan, Jonathan is a born Michigander through and through. He attended Western Michigan University where he attained his degree in electrical engineering and minor in applied mathematics.

Directly after graduating, Jonathan started in the material handling industry right away at Dematic. During his 10 years there, he started as controls engineer and moved his way up to Controls IV. Afterward, he went onto Wayfair where he was a principal engineer for their WCS, PLC, MHE, and SCADA systems.

What interests him the most about the material handling industry is the constant changing environment. “I like how nothing is ever the same day to day. What keeps me going is working on different things, new advances within the industry and keeping up with technology to provide customers with the best possible experience,” says Jonathan.

In his career, Jonathan strives to be multi-disciplinary. With software, hardware and controls applications under his belt, Jonathan is cross-disciplinary in mechanical design, electrical design, machine safety, SCADA, WCS and operational efficiency analysis.

His short-term goals with SRSI are to standardize the controls department software/hardware base and lead the development for future software. Long-term, he would love to be amongst leadership and a principal engineer for WCS and controls department.

Jonathan is most excited about the vision of SRSI and developing new items as the company furthers itself. “What excites me is jumping in and being innovative right away to evolve and enhance current products such as the RAFT and SwiftCurrent,” says Jonathan.

He sees the material handling industry rapidly growing to adapt to new technology and integrate IoTs. “The biggest thing is OEE, making sure that customers are driving to get their overall ROI quickly on their equipment. Giving customers the data quickly and thoroughly is a necessity in today’s MHE systems, especially when integrating new technology.”

In his free time, Jonathan’s three children are his number one priority. When he isn’t taking them to dance classes and sports practices, his hobbies are fishing and keeping up with the latest technology.

We are so excited to have Jonathan join the SRSI family. It’s easy to see that with his ambition and expertise, he will accomplish great things with us! Connect with him on LinkedIn to keep up with our team.