As President of Embry Automation & Controls, Inc. Rick Embry brings hard work, dedication, and an uncanny ability to process information to every project he encounters. As a youth, Rick spent as much time as possible outdoors exploring nature or disassembling anything from an alarm clock to a dirt bike in order to see how it worked. Rick’s interest in computers began when he and his father ordered a Timex Computer kit from the back of Popular Science magazine to build together, long before most people knew of the existence of home computers.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville, Rick entered the professional arena. Rick’s positions as an employee gave him the opportunity to work with both a multitude of PLC systems, AC and DC Drives within various industrial settings. An example is serving as lead engineer for a $1.8 M Aluminum Reversing Mill automation upgrade that included replacing the existing Toshiba control system and 109 AC and DC drives with General Electric 90-70 PLCs and Siemens Master Drives.
In April of 2006 Rick Embry began Embry Automation & Controls, Inc. With the support of his wife and son, Rick has grown his company from a single desk located in his bedroom to an over 20,000 square foot office and shop facility located in Evansville, Indiana. Rick uses his youthful desire to understand how things work and applies it to both the administrative tasks of running a business and the technical tasks of assisting customers.
While currently specializing in PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) programming and system integration, Rick’s ability to understand and apply industry principles allows him to succeed in most settings. In both his professional and personal life, Rick’s highest priorities are to work hard and to exhibit integrity in all situations.
In his off time, Rick can still be found in the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, and hiking all give a necessary break from the stresses of managing a growing company. Also, somewhat to his wife’s chagrin, Rick still is known to take apart household items and explore their inner workings.