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Experienced & Qualified

Our diverse staff of scientists and engineers have one thing in common; they all know how to write software, and apply software engineering best practices with exceptional discipline. No need to involve hardware and software teams separately. With DSA, our systems integration teams are experts at both.

We don’t cut corners! With DSA, you can trust that your solution will be engineered thoughtfully, implemented professionally, and supported indefinitely.

 

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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.

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George R. Barr

Vice President, Strategy & Administration

A native of Pittsburgh, George studied at Grove City College and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He has been with DSA since 2018. In his most recent role as Quality Manager, George was instrumental in creating, adopting and enforcing industry best practices applied across our enterprise, and in leading DSA’s recertification processes through the Control Systems Integrator Association (CSIA) and the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).

As Vice President, Strategy & Administration, George is responsible for building teams, establishing commercial partnerships, administering our certified processes, and engaging with clients embarking on digital transformation initiatives with the resources and expertise DSA has to provide.

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Tom Conley

Vice President, Sales & Customer Advocacy

Tom earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis on Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. In March of 2019, bringing over 30 years of successful sales experience, he joined DSA. As Vice President, Sales, Tom is instrumental in engaging and developing new business, establishing client relations, account management, adapting sales best practices, and providing mentorship to our sales team.  Tom takes on an integral role to qualify and align DSA technical expertise to client automation and digital transformation projects.  What Tom enjoys most about his role is creating win/win business relationships between clients and DSA. 
 
Tom’s career began at BAW Plastics, Inc. where he spent 29 years as a sales professional developing an outstanding level of execution and a conscientious client management approach, as well as, designing custom solutions and products for manufacturing. 

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Timothy D. C. Nolan, PMP

Vice President, Engineering & Innovation

Tim studied engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Bioengineering, as part of the first class of Bioengineers to graduate from the new program at Pitt. His scholastic achievements include being a Pitt Honors College Scholar, being part of the Fessenden Honors in Engineering program, and presenting at the ASAIO conference in New York City. He was also a founding member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, a Squad leader in the Pitt Marching Band, and President of the Pitt Martial Arts society. He had a strong background in Artificial Organs research before moving to Data Science Automation, working on both the Jarvik Artificial Heart and several internal and external artificial lung devices, including the Pittsburgh based ALung technologies.

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Jeffery J. Scott, PMP

Vice President, Projects & Technology

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.

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