Team Profiles

Adam HannafinFounder and Director

Adam founded Hannafin Automation and Industrial Controls to meet the increasing demand for industrial automation and controls support in the Quinte region.

Adam is frequently requested to consult with process issues, which include; testing and preparing equipment, troubleshooting and designing and modifying PLC programs. He is an experienced programmer/designer of power systems, robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electronics for automation, and has been involved with R&D of new projects, as well as being involved in the assembly of electrical and mechanical projects.

Jim TweedieSenior Electrical/Pneumatics Designer

The first official employee of Hannafin Automation and Industrial Controls, Jim has has expert level knowledge in all areas of electrical design; pneumatics, installation package assembly and construction supervision/documentation.

Vitali PoletaevAutomation Specialist

Vitali is dedicated to continuous process automation and improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing industries. He is a program developer for vision systems such as Cognex and Keyence, as well as Servo Systems such as Kinetix, and can also design PLC/HMI programs. Vitali provides troubleshooting expertise and serves as Hannafin’s key resource in providing TrakSys support.

Paul PowellAutomation Specialist

Paul specializes in electrical maintenance, electrical project support and electrical design & software. He is an expert system integrator for Cognex Vision, Movicon HMI, Mitsubishi, Rockwell Automation PLC, HMI and drive training.

Eric CochraneAutomation Specialist

As an Industrial Millwright & Industrial Electrician, Eric has seamlessly transitioned his maintenance and troubleshooting skills into the automation field. Eric has extensive knowledge and experience with industrial controls and safety systems, robotics, various electrical systems, mechanical, and fluid power applications. Within his time in the industry, Eric has applied these expertise in various industrial environments, from food and personal care to automotive and heavy equipment.

Al LightleMaintenance Technician/Electrician

Heavily experienced with Cognex Vision Systems, Siemens & Allen Bradley PLCs, AC and DC Drives, Al was previously a Maintenance Technician before joining Hannafin’s team. His technical/instrumentation knowledge is wide-ranging and precise.

Alan PaquetteElectrical Designer

Alan is an expert in the electrical trade in an industrial environment and is an electrical designer of control systems in high speed manufacturing atmosphere. He is a licensed industrial electrician with a high degree of focus toward safety, quality and problem solving, and has previously worked in the plastics and steel-making manufacturing sectors.

Don StewartSenior Specialized Process & Engineering Coordinator

Don is Hannafin’s maintenance and facilities engineering specialist, with an industrial electrical and electronics/mechanical background. Don is extremely detail oriented and organized, and has assisted in the planning and coordinating of various construction efforts.

Kelly Ramsay-WarrenProject Coordinator

Kelly has been employed in a production plant since graduating from the Office Administration Double Diploma Program in 2007. She is responsible for creating estimates, managing project funding, scheduling project kick-off meetings, managing resources, processing invoices for payment and working with clients as needed.

Amber Hannafin-SineHuman Resource Administrator

With savvy business management skills, Amber keeps Hannafin’s day-to day business running effectively and efficiently. She supervises administrative operations and manages payroll, among other duties as required.


“Thank you so much for your great work/partnership in 2017”Yaser Shehto Procter & Gamble

“Hannafin Automation completely rebuilt our machine. It is now one of the best running machines we have. I was very impressed with the team. They were very helpful and took the time to explain how the changes would affect the operation of the machine.”Ron Robinson Deca Cables

“Highly recommended efficient, competent and friendly service providers. I would ask for their help again”Tom McLeod Dam



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