Company Adds Chief Technology Evangelist, Chief Technology Architect, and Chief Information Security Officer

Continuing to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders who actually have been instrumental in the company’s success so far, Inductive Automation announced another round of C-level appointments. 

An earlier round of leadership changes came in July when CEO and Founder Steve Hechtman and COO Wendi-Lynn Hechtman announced they were delegating their C-level roles to focus on their roles as the Executive Chairmen of the Board of Directors, and promoted Colby Clegg to CEO, Kat Robinett to COO, and Carl Gould to CTO.

In this new round of appointments, Travis Cox has been promoted to the new role of Chief Technology Evangelist, Kevin McClusky to the new role of Chief Technology Architect, and Jason Waits to the new role of Chief Information Security Officer.

Inductive Automation’s key product, Ignition by Inductive Automation, is an industrial application platform with tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

As Chief Technology Evangelist, Travis Cox will undertake a variety of responsibilities with the overarching goal of raising awareness of industry trends, modern technologies, open standards, and the many possibilities of the Ignition platform. Cox will communicate through a variety of formats, including presenting at conferences and events, meetings with industry leaders, and providing media interviews.

As Chief Technology Architect, Kevin McClusky will work to help drive widespread adoption of Ignition, work closely with some of the world’s most innovative companies, provide long-term architectural guidance, and provide vital feedback to the CEO and CTO about customer needs, customer and industry trends, new technology adoption, and any identified threats or risks to the company.

As CTE and CTA, Travis Cox and Kevin McClusky will work closely with Inductive Automation’s Chief Strategy Officer, Don Pearson, to expand the market and partnership growth of the ever-expanding Ignition ecosystem of solutions.

As Chief Information Security Officer, Jason Waits will maintain a central and high-level view into the needs of Inductive Automation’s entire ecosystem, from the company to its products and everything in between. This new role is a natural progression for Waits, who was part of the first-place team in 2017 US Cyber Challenge, and has functioned as IA’s resident security expert for several years.

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