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Automation Team

Keith PierceContact us about this team member

Keith Pierce

As of September 1, 2019, Keith has been responsible for covering our Power and Automation solutions in West Tennessee and our Power solutions in Middle Tennessee. His career path has led him from variable speed drive manufacturers, Rockwell Automation and ABB, to WorldWide Electric Corporation which is an Automation solution provider in Oil & Gas, Irrigation, Aggregate and Municipalities.  At these companies he has held numerous positions, but mainly as an Application Engineer, Drive Area Manager and Business Development Manager.  These positions have allowed him to deal directly with Distributors, System Integrators, OEMs and End Users to create solutions to solve difficult customer problems.

Mac CochraneContact us about this team member

Mac Cochrane

Mac joined EMR Associates in 2019 got his bachelor’s degree in physics from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2001.  He has worked in industrial automation inside technical sales and continuous emission monitoring. With the skills he has learned from his career, Mac is a great addition to our team of solution providers!

Conor McCloyContact us about this team member

Conor McCloy

Inside Sales & Marketing
Office: Nashville
Phone: 615-292-1977 EXT 106

Conor joined EMR in 2019, moving from Cincinnati OH. In Cincinnati Conor gained experience in marketing and CRM software management in the power industry at CE Power. Conor is working to streamline EMR’s business and marketing practices. Conor graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s in Strategic Communication and Marketing.

Russ KippContact us about this team member

Russ Kipp

Senior Inside Sales Representative
Office: Indianapolis IN
Phone: 317-841-9144

Russ’ association with EMR came about with the merger of Ronald Ray and Associates (RRA) and EMR. Russ joined RRA in 1995 to head up the inside sales desk for the company. Russ has always been the organization behind the sales process for all the outside salesmen. His familiarity with both automation and power products have been key in his ability to serve his customers.

Jordan BloodsworthContact us about this team member

Jordan Bloodsworth

Sales Representative
Office: Baton Rouge LA
Phone: 504-782-0994

Jordy joined EMR in May 2018. He has worked as a Business Development Manger for a General Contractor. Jordy is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Natural Resources and Ecology.

Nick KallstromContact us about this team member

Nick Kallstrom

Sales Representative
Office: Nashville
Phone: 615-916-1726

Nick joined EMR in January 2015. He has worked as a recording engineer configuring, installing and operating studio systems. Nick is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in Recording Technologies and Business.

Matthew KnightContact us about this team member

Matthew Knight

Business Development
Office: Nashville TN
Phone: Office: 615-292-1977 EXT 105; Cell: 615-915-9281

Matthew joined EMR in 2009. He has held positions as a field service engineer for a conveyor manufacturer, an electrical engineer for a systems integration firm and most recently owned his own electrical sales agency. Matthew has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

Bob SchmittContact us about this team member

Bob Schmitt

Inside Sales Representative
Office: Automation & Technology
Phone: 615-292-1977 EXT 100

Bob joined EMR in January 2012. He previously held positions in Middle Tennessee as a sales engineer for GE and in electrical distribution as PLC specialist, sales manager, district operations manager, regional operations manager and vp purchasing and operations. Bob has a B.E.A. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware.