EETech has announced its expansion into the automation field with the acquisition and re-branding of; now known as Control Automation. was originally founded by Ken Crater in 1994, growing from a list of automation professionals, and migrating to the web in 1999. Now, Control Automation is an automation-focused community with over 35,000 members, and provides professional development for engineers through industry news, technical articles, and active forums.

As part of incorporating Control Automation into it’s portfolio, EETech has welcomed Christina Schmidt as Global Sales Director of the company’s Automation Group. Christina joins the team with more than a decade of experience in the automation industry and with a clear vision on how to move forward and maintain Control Automation’s online presence. She commented “I’m thrilled to join EETech at a time when it’s growing so much, and I know that there are big things ahead for Control Automation. The community on that site is truly something special, and we take very seriously our responsibility of growing the site while respecting what made it great in the first place.”

With Control Automation joining EETech’s other sites such as All About Circuits and Maker Pro, it’s interesting to see EETech make this move away from electronic design and expand their coverage outside of the sector. Adam LaBarberea, co-founder and CEO of EETech has certainly considered this, commenting “One of the most exciting parts about acquiring Control Automation will be the opportunity to reach automation experts and serve a completely different industry than we do with our other sites.”

For further information, please view Control Automation’s website.