Michael O’Connor New President and COO
Louisville, KY –ControlTouch, a controls engineering and design firm specializing in controls systems integration and industrial automation in Louisville, KY, has named a new President and Chief Operating Officer.
Michael O’Connor, most recently from Siemens World Headquarters, comes with more than 20 years of experience in business plan development and execution, operations and project management, international business, sales, engineering and leadership. He has a proven record of accomplishment at companies such as FKI Logistics and Five Star Airport Alliance.
“I am honored and humbled to have been chosen for this leadership position within such a fine organization. ControlTouch has some of the best engineering and project management minds in the controls and automation industry. With the material handling industry experiencing tremendous growth, ControlTouch is positioned to deliver the robust, scalable control systems that our customers need to handle their fast-paced growth. I am incredibly excited to be able to lead our team in serving our clients during this unprecedented time.” said Michael O’Connor about his new role.
As the Head of Global Sales at Siemens Logistics Airports in Germany, O’Connor increased sales, decreased acquisition costs and improved project execution. Before his time at Siemens, he was the CEO of Five Star Airport Alliance in 2012, responsible for the strategic direction that led to a successful turnaround, restructuring and rebranding. Prior to that, as the Vice President and General Manager of The Horsley Company, a Division of Five Start Airport Alliance, he spearheaded a restructure, creating growth in revenue and profit margin. O’Connor held two positions at FKI Logistics, first as a Sales Manager, where he closed the largest sale in company history, then promoted to National Sales Director in 2005, he helped develop the Airport System Maintenance Group. He is a founding member and co-developer of bylaws of The International Association of Baggage Systems Companies (IABSC), a premier trade organization for the airport and airline industry.
O’Connor is a Michigan native and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and graduate studies in the MBA program from the University of Michigan.
ControlTouch, LLC is a leading integrator that designs, develops and implements control systems and industrial automated solutions. They work with business leaders and companies who are looking for agile solutions to improve their operations. For more information, please visit www.intellimodus.com or contact Allison Myers, Senior Marketing Manager at 502.340.2879.