Road Trip with Mike Marston: Thoughts from Mr. Easy I/O aka The Mad Scientist of Sedona

Hi, Mike Marston here from Easy I/O. Eric Stromquist has dubbed me the Mad Scientist of Sedona, which I think is a compliment ( but not quite sure yet), and has asked me to share some thoughts regarding building automation controls as I travel across the world. In that I am a big fan of ControlTrends I agreed to post my thoughts from time to time.

So here goes. Something I have been thinking about a lot lately is Human Machine Interfaces or HMI’s in our industry. One of the first questions I would like to answer regarding building automation control systems is [Read more…]

The Path to Building Automation Controls Systems Integrator: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

GOOD: Most industries in the US are self-regulated, as compared to Europe, Germany, in particular, where Uncle Fritz determines their outcomes. The recent and massive Smart Grid and Renewable Energy initiatives are examples where Uncle Sam gets the wheels turning with generous hosts of grants and rebates, then moves aside giving way to the free-markets and supply and demand (or something like that), but we literally watched the infrastructures develop and the magnetic force that forged the talent and expertise together to support the futures of these industries. [Read more…]

Paying attention to the hiring process from the candidate’s perspective – It might just help your reputation

Knowing what it’s like when someone applies for a job at your company is important to help keep your reputation as a good employer. If you continually neglect applicants or candidates, your bound to become the company that nobody wants to apply to. Read more!

An interview with Jim Hayman, CGNA

Jim HaymanJim Hayman joined CGNA in March of 2004 as the Director of Business Development and has helped CGNA grow from 27 to 37 Members and over 50 Preferred Vendors. He came to CGNA from an advertising agency where he worked with the creative team to develop marketing strategies for new accounts with technology companies.

Jim has degrees from Cal-State Fullerton and the University of Nebraska in English. He has written for industry publications and speaks at industry events. Jim and his wife Cheryl reside in Iowa – they have three grown sons, two in college and one married son in the Army.

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For more information about Jim, please visit the CGNA website.

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