August 22, 2013
Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has hired William (Bill) Ridge and Randall L. Ireland as technical sales representatives.
Ridge will cover the Midwest territory. He has worked for several major corporations, including ITW, AMCO Products, Daihen Inc., Miller Electric/ITW, FANUC Robotics, ABB Robotics, Cincinnati Milacron, and Air Products, selling welding equipment, robotics, factory automation systems, and composites.
Ireland has experience in the sale, design, integration, programming, maintenance, modification, repair, operator supervision, and operator training required for operating automated systems for many applications. He previously worked for Tesla Motor Co. and Benchmade Knife Co. and owned RLI Automation Inc. for 10 years. Ireland serves the northwestern U.S.
The company offers a variety of XY-axis cutting tables; robots; plasma systems; CNCs; and equipment for plasma marking, plasma welding, waterjet cutting, laser cutting, robotic and fixed GMAW, automated oxyfuel welding, bevel cutting with plasma and oxyfuel, and automated arc gouging.