Profiles

Richard M. Brueggman

President & CEO

Richard earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master’s Degree in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University. His academic achievements include graduating with Honors at the top of his class in Physics, Academic 4-Year Merit Scholarship, Sigma Pi Sigma Honorary Physics Fraternity, National Honor Society, and the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute. He served as a Research Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Physics and Astronomy Semiconductor Optics Lab and Nuclear Physics Lab in conjunction with Westinghouse R&D.

Richard has also completed the Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Entrepreneurial Management Program, and the Birthing of Giants Program, sponsored by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Inc. Magazine.

Richard’s professional career began at PPG Industries, Inc. where he was employed as a Development Physicist and Systems Integrator. He led projects relating to Glass Quality Improvement and Diagnostics, Physical and Mathematical Modeling, and Instrumentation and Automation. He was instrumental in pioneering the utilization of machine vision for use in closed loop process control, and implementation of virtual instrumentation technology for millions in profit.

In 1993, Richard founded Data Science Automation, a software and systems engineering firm that specializes in developing real-time, embedded, PC- and network-based solutions for research and industrial clients, and is now President and Chief Executive Officer.

Richard is an NI Certified LabVIEW Developer and was the first NI Certified Professional Instructor.  In 2007, Richard was invited to join Carnegie Mellon University as faculty in the Civil & Environmental Department.  He specializes in teaching graduate students in the use of LabVIEW for Data Acquisition, Sensing & Instrumentation in designing solutions for Advanced Infrastructure Systems.

Richard is or has been a member of Vistage, the Southpointe CEO Association, Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)(formerly Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO)), Pittsburgh Technology Council, ISA International Society for Measurement and Control, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Optical Society of America, Automated Imaging Association, and the CSIA Control Systems Integrator Association where he was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011.

Richard has travelled extensively visiting 48 of the United States and all Canadian Provinces, enjoys mountain biking and snow skiing, and resides in Bethel Park PA with his family.

Jeff J. Scott, PMP

Director, Operations

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Computer Science. After graduating he went to work for PPG Industries as IT Manager at their La Porte, TX Fine Chemical Plant. After returning to Pittsburgh, he held various IT positions within the Chemicals and Coatings businesses and was responsible for developing database and web applications.

Jeff was instrumental in implementing a business unit wide ERP for the Aircraft Windshield Division in Huntsville, AL. During his time at PPG he met and worked with Richard Brueggman in the Management Sciences Group. During his time in Management Sciences, he oversaw the update to their Capacity Planning and Master Scheduling application which are used by multiple businesses and facilities.

Ultimately Jeff decided to join Data Science Automation as a Project Manager. In this role he supervised the execution of projects, taught LabVIEW classes, and supported the company infrastructure. Jeff was most recently promoted to Director, Operations and is currently responsible for scheduling, resourcing, and developing the engineering talent within the organization.

Jeff is a Certified LabVIEW Architect and Certified Professional Instructor. He also holds certifications as a Project Management Professional and Microsoft Certified Professional.

Timothy D. Nolan

Manager, Product Engineering

Tim studied engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving his Bachelors and Masters degree in Bioengineering. He had a strong background in Artificial Organs research before moving to Data Science Automation.

As a Certified TestStand and LabVIEW Architect, and Certified Professional Instructor, he has a great deal of technical experience in varied fields. As Product Engineering Manager, he serves to help customers of Data Science Automation bring their projects to market as usable products.