Chief Executive Officer
In addition to providing strategic guidance and planning for ACC, Michael Blechman focuses on specific growth initiatives and oversees ACC’s financial management. He is a passionate advocate for ACC’s central theme of building long-term relationships – with customers, employees and vendor-partners. Michael has an unwavering belief in employee development, the importance of innovation in business processes and personal and corporate integrity and believes that these elements are key to ACC’s longevity, stability and ongoing success.
Michael joined ACC in 1988 and worked as a Sales Engineer, Sales and Marketing Manager and General Manager, before becoming President in 1996. Prior to joining ACC, he spent eight years with GE and GE Fanuc in a variety of sales and application engineering roles in the areas of variable speed drives, PLCs, robotics and vision systems. Michael has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Kevin Hannigan oversees all aspects of ACC operations. He defines business development strategy and company initiatives for customer solutions, as well as sets goals for ACC’s product development and market focus.
Kevin has a long history managing large multi-discipline projects and adopting new industries and technologies into ACC’s portfolio of offerings. His industry experience includes biotech, pharmaceutical, electric utility, medical devices, consumer products, and commercial facilities.
Kevin joined ACC in 1988 as a Project Engineer. Prior to joining ACC, Kevin worked as a project engineer for Nabisco. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.
Executive Vice President of Sales
Arlene Weichert develops target markets and geographies, develops sales resources, and furthers 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. Our customers recognize the value there. My role is now fortified and expanded to provide even greater support for relationship building.”
Arlene establishes and maintains client connections, develops strategy, and works to expand ACC’s business opportunities. She espouses ACC’s philosophy of helping customers implement control and information technology that directly benefits their businesses through improvements to productivity, information visibility, and compliance.
Arlene joined ACC in 1990 and began her career as a project engineer before joining the sales team as a sales engineer, progressing to Manager of Sales & Marketing and then to her current position as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. Prior to ACC, Arlene worked as an industrial engineer for DuPont. Arlene holds a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.
Senior Vice-President/Technical Director
As Technical Director, Victor Ronchetti works with both ACC customers and its engineering staff to help architect solutions to their manufacturing and facility challenges. Vic helps ACC manage the balance of strategically deploying new technology and implementing proven technology.
Vic joined ACC in 1985 and worked as a Project Engineer, Project Manager and Vice-President of Engineering, before becoming Senior VP/Technical Director in 1996. He has extensive experience in the automation arena, having implemented PLC, SCADA, DCS, and MES systems in many industries. Vic includes batch process control, clean water systems, and substation automation as areas of particular application expertise.
Prior to joining ACC, Vic worked as a chemical engineer for M.W. Kellogg and Airco Industrial Gases. Vic holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University.
Vice President of Manufacturing Intelligence
Chris Monchinski spearheads ACC’s manufacturing intelligence practice, providing leadership and guidance on initiatives involving Control-to-Enterprise integration, paperless records, and MES applications. Chris’s project work has included recipe management, data acquisition systems, production and manufacturing performance systems, and electronic batch records. He has significant experience with a wide variety of technology including various automation platforms, databases, and communication protocols. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
Chris is ACC’s representative to the ISA 95 committee on Enterprise-to-Control System Integration and is currently the co-chair of that committee. He is also the Vice-President elect of the ISA Standards & Practices Department. Chris is a frequent speaker at industry events, having presented at conferences such as World Batch Forum, Interphex and ISPE.
Chris joined ACC in 1994. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MS in Computer Science from California State University.
Vice President of IT for OT
Brian leads ACC’s IT for OT organization which includes the OP/Station industrial workstation product line and the FYI Technology delivery arm. Brian’s team delivers infrastructure solutions to help position manufacturing and utility organizations for secure automation and digitization.
Prior to ACC, Brian worked with several providers of HMI/SCADA software and DCS products. He has a wealth of industry experience and knowledge.
Brian joined ACC in 1999. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.