Power/mation (St. Paul, MN): Don Craighead, co-founder of Power/mation, a distributor of high tech automation products and systems, will be the very first recipient of the Robotics Alley Lifetime Achievement Award for his impact on the robotics industry. Recipients of this award have made significant contributions in areas such as robotics, automation, advanced manufacturing and STEM education.
Spanning over 55 years, The Power/mation press release said his leadership and vision has positively changed lives throughout the industry and that his enthusiasm for young people to be curious, creative and actively involved within the industry is legendary.
“Don’s creativity, entrepreneurialism, relentless commitment to networking and strong work ethic are still at the core of our organization today,” said Tim York, Power/mation president in the release. “Our company’s DNA is Don’s and we are both proud and humbled to be associated with him as he receives this well-deserved recognition.”
The award will be presented at the Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner during the Robotics Alley Conference & Expo on Feb. 28. Power/mation is an automation distributor in the Midwest offering robotics, sensors, servo motion control, AC/DC drives, networking, industrial vision, connectivity, enclosure modification kits and a wide variety of customized technical solutions.