Meet Tom

You can call Tom an innovator, a disrupter, or a faith-based entrepreneur.

Tom has a lifetime of experience in industrial automation and advanced manufacturing and is working at the forefront of Industry 4.0 and IoT technology.

A serial entrepreneur, Tom’s inclination towards cross-industry solutions means he has the combination of veteran knowledge and passion to solve emerging challenges in innovative ways. With a mission of philanthropy and serving God, Tom strives to live generously and humbly by mentoring and sharing his knowledge with others.

Work experience

Chief Technologist, BC Automation (2022-Present)

Principal, ReEnergy LLC (2023-Present)

Principle, CanAm SpacePort (2022-Present)

Founder and Manager, Wunderlich-Malec Advanced Automation Business Unit (2019-2021)

President and CEO, StoreMore Inc. (2004-2022)

President and CEO, Automation & Control System Solutions Inc. (2001-2020)

Industry involvement

Global Director of Automatic Controls and Robotics Division, International Society of Automation (2011-2013)

  • Development and test writing of the CAP accreditation program

Contributor, US Department of Labor

  • High Skill Career Path Development
  • High Growth Job Training Initiative (STEM program creation)
  • Development of the Automation Competency model

Contributor to the formation of the Automation Federation

Certified Automation Professional, CAP

Published in the International Society of Automation (ISA) The Final Say (2010)

Civic and volunteer engagement

Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, Eden Prairie, MN Chamber of Commerce (2010-2012)

Donor and Volunteer, Adopt-A-Family Christmas Gift Drive at Dorothy Day Place (Ongoing)

Thomas Schwieters

Chief Technologist

A note from Tom

“My curiosity for modifying existing tools and building my first machines started when I was young.

“As a child working at my family’s resort, my father frequently lamented that I would spend more effort developing alternatives than simply applying the manual effort required to finish my tasks.

“Little did we realize, I was on a lifelong path of fascination with the physical universe, mathematics, spectrometry, and philosophy. This fascination continues today with a child-like joy of discovery and revelation in my work and personal life.”


Tom’s passion and knowledge shine through as he engages an audience with original ideas on industry-leading topics.

ConAgra Foods Plant Manager and Operations Conference | Irvine, CA (2004)

  • Plant Floor Control/Integration and Manufacturing Intelligence
  • ERP Integration Strategy

ConAgra Foods Plant Manager and Operations Conference | Las Vegas, NV (2006)

  • Lean Manufacturing Through Data Collection and Statistical Control
  • Process Stability With Adaptive Multi-Variable Control

Food Automation and Manufacturing Conference & Expo | Bonita Springs, FL (2005)

  • RFID in Process Control – Beyond Asset Tracking and Logistics
  • Executive Breakout Session Co-host – 3M Technology/StoreMore Innovation
  • Process Intelligence Sessions – Leveraging Manufacturing Data to Drive Efficiency, Quality, and Compliance

The International Society of Automation (ISA) A&T Department Division Leadership | Research Triangle Park, NC (2007)

  • Certified Automation Professional Program Development
  • Future of Integrated Manufacturing
  • Advanced Adaptive Control

The International Society of Automation (ISA) Expo | Houston, TX (2008)