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ACC Appoints Technology Industry Veteran Rick Makos as Chief Revenue Officer

ACC Rick Makos CRO

Makos brings a proven track record of scaling teams for revenue growth and accelerating go-to-market strategies for digital transformation technology companies serving industrial manufacturers.

Neptune, NJ – October 24, 2022Automated Control Concepts (ACC), North America’s premier provider of high-quality control and information products, services, and solutions to life sciences and manufacturing companies today announced the appointment of Rick Makos as chief revenue officer (CRO). Makos currently serves as a member of the ACC Board of Directors; his added role as CRO will be instrumental in positioning the company for accelerated growth and market expansion.

“I am extremely excited about working with the ACC team in growing the business to the next level,” said Makos. “ACC has over 30 years of success transforming their customers’ businesses with the latest digital technologies. According to McKinsey Group, digital technologies and the data they create represents a $1 trillion value generation opportunity for industrial manufacturing companies. ACC’s solutions and expertise can help life sciences companies fully tap into this value for their businesses. I look forward to working with the ACC team and our customers to grow and make this a reality.”

A member of the ACC board of directors since December 2021 and an advisor to Sverica during its acquisition of the company, Makos brings more than 30 years of experience to his new role.  Makos and his teams have implemented innovative enterprise solutions for Fortune 500 companies in the areas of digital transformation, data warehousing, advanced analytics (ML/AI), blockchain, and Web 4.0.  Makos specializes in helping companies transform their businesses with Industry 4.0, IIoT, applied analytics, and data warehouse technologies.

Makos joins ACC in the executive-level role of chief revenue officer where he will drive revenue strategies to meet the company’s aggressive growth goals.  In his role as CRO, Makos will manage all business development activities, facilitating sales both with new clients and within the existing customer base.

“I’m thrilled to announce that Rick Makos has joined ACC as our chief revenue officer,” said Kevin Hannigan, president of Automated Control Concepts.  “With his passion for growing businesses, Rick will be empowering our sales team to bring ACC’s innovative digital transformation solutions to both existing and new customers.  His experience building value for companies during periods of rapid growth will be invaluable to our team as ACC expands its innovative solutions, exciting partnerships, and geographic footprint.”

About Automated Control Concepts

Founded in 1983, Automated Control Concepts (ACC) is a leading ‘Industry 4.0’ solutions provider helping businesses leverage technology and data to optimize manufacturing operational efficiency, quality and compliance. As an independent systems integration firm specializing in process automation and manufacturing intelligence, ACC provides solutions from initial requirements definition and system design through the implementation and commissioning of plant-wide automation and manufacturing execution systems. ACC delivers solutions to manufacturers in a variety of industries, including life sciences, infrastructure and food & beverage. ACC also offers two proprietary software products focused on life sciences – Lab Owl® bioreactor control system and TruTraq® environmental condition monitoring. The OP/Station® division of ACC offers industrial computer workstations designed for NEMA 12/4/4X and hazardous duty environments.  For more information, visit ACC’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter