Automated Control Concepts Promotes Key Executive Personnel as Founder Retires

Neptune-based Automated Control Concepts, Inc (ACC), announced that company founder, Robert Tomasetta has retired from the operational role he held for 34 years to serve as chairman of the board.

Michael Blechman has been named chief executive officer. In addition to continuing to provide strategic guidance and planning, he will focus on specific growth initiatives and will oversee ACC’s financial management. Prior, Blechman served as the company’s president for 18 years. “The dynamics of our leadership team are critical to ACC’s continued focus on the customer.  We are fortunate to have some of the best and most experienced minds in the industry working together to help our customers strategically use technology to improve the efficiency, quality and compliance of their manufacturing operations.  ACC is in our fourth decade and we are positioning ourselves for continued longevity through superior services to our customers.”

Kevin Hannigan will step into the role of President and will oversee all aspects of ACC operations. Formerly, Hannigan was Executive Vice President.  He will define business development strategy and company initiatives for customer solutions, as well as set goals for ACC’s product development and market focus. “Evolving technologies make this a very exciting time for ACC and our customers. Understanding when to implement new technology because of its advantages and when to stick with a solid, but mature, system that continues to meet customer requirements is where ACC excels and adds value for companies that turn to us. ACC has been privileged to work with the very best in the industry and to provide advice and guidance in support of customer objectives, particularly helping maintain a focus on simple solutions that meet their business’s goals.”

Arlene Weichert has been named Executive Vice President of Sales. In the past, Weichert has also served ACC as Manager of Sales and Marketing, Sales Engineer, and Project Engineer. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing target markets and geographies, developing sales resources, and furthering the market awareness of ACC and its capabilities. “Our customers have always come first. Our marketing strategy has always been to develop and grow customer relationships through the solutions and services ACC provides,” Ms. Weichert stated. “Our customers recognize the value there. My role is now fortified and expanded to provide even greater support for relationship building.”

To better reflect the refinements being made operationally, the executive team is planning for improved and enhanced customer-facing and public-facing communications over the next months.