Our dedicated management team and co-workers approach every initiative with a relentless focus on success. The Cybertrol culture of being service-based in all our activities with customers and co-workers has led to long term relationships and a positive work environment.
Meet some members of our leadership team who help make Cybertrol the most sought after partner for control and information systems integration.
Ben Durbin, P.E.
Ben Durbin, P.E., is President of Cybertrol Engineering. Ben has been involved since 1994 in the successful design and implementation of industrial automation and information systems for many industrial projects and processes, including significant process industry, food and beverage, chemical, automotive, and pulp and paper experience. Ben joined Cybertrol in 1997 as a project engineer and has held lead engineering and sales management positions before being promoted to President. Ben works to promote communication with staff and customers and cultivate a ‘do whatever it takes’ attitude to help complete any aspect of a project and guarantee customer satisfaction.
Ben holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Minnesota and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Mark Visness, P.E.
Mark Visness, P.E., is Engineering Manager for Cybertrol Engineering, where he has worked since 2011. Mark has 30 years of controls engineering experience, including over 15 years of food/dairy manufacturing experience. He has also worked in the aerospace and water/wastewater industries. Mark is focused on team building, mentoring, training, and customer satisfaction. Mark is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences nationwide. Events include Manufacturing Matters!, Pro4M, Rockwell AutomationFair, and Rockwell Automation TechEd.
Mark holds a Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of Minnesota and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Doug Jaques is the Technical Director at Cybertrol Engineering, where he has worked since 1998. Doug has been involved since 1985 with industrial automation, implementing control system design and programming solutions for process and machine control. Doug mentors engineers, develops programming standards, and is involved in R&D with new technologies. Doug has been an integral part of projects that have been featured in major trade magazine publications, including Control Engineering and The Journal. Doug also participates in technical presentations at trade shows. Doug was part of a Rockwell Automation TechEd presentation with Medtronic on a project that increased production by 230%!
Doug holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Minnesota.
Tim Barthel is the Design Engineering Manager for Cybertrol Engineering, where he has worked since 2007. During his years at Cybertrol, Tim has served as the project lead for a number of multimillion-dollar food and beverage and oil and gas projects. Tim is involved in scoping projects for existing and potential customers. He specializes in plant-wide operational design approaches for totally integrated automation and information systems – for new and existing facilities. Tim regularly presents at major conferences on these topics and recently presented at an industry Smart Manufacturing conference.
Tim holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).
Tony Kuznia is the Lead Engineer for the Systems and Software group at Cybertrol Engineering where he has worked since 2009. Tony leads software development and IT projects providing plant-wide manufacturing execution systems, information systems, industrial IT systems, and business intelligence for Fortune 500 companies. Tony has presented at multiple trade shows on leading topics in Industrial IT and MES software solutions.
Tony holds an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Brent Kantola is a Lead Engineer for Cybertrol Engineering, where he has worked since 2004. Brent is known for his technical expertise and excellent programming, troubleshooting, and smooth system start-ups. Customers know they can rely on Brent to deliver complex solutions in short plant changeovers and to exceed expectations on ramping up production. Brent leads major projects for chemical, meat, beverage, snack foods, cereal, and dairy industries.
Brent holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Michigan Technological University.
Brian Smith is a Lead Engineer for Cybertrol Engineering, where he has worked since 2013. Brian has extensive food and beverage industry experience leading major capital projects with several control systems in excess of 1000 IO points. This includes extensive work with entire cheese plants, ag processing, and specialty dairy processing facilities.
Brian holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from North Dakota State University.
Joel Haugen, P.E.
Joel Haugen, P.E. is a Lead Engineer at Cybertrol Engineering. Joel has been involved since 2004 in the successful design and implementation of industrial automation and information systems for many industrial projects, including significant process industry, food and beverage, packaging, and material handling experience. Joel joined Cybertrol in 2013 as a project engineer.
Joel holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).
Terry Gaffney is the Production Manager for Cybertrol Engineering. Terry has been involved in the Automation and Controls Industry for 30+ years as a Technician, Project Manager and Production Manager. Terry joined the Cybertrol Engineering team in 2013 as a Production Coordinator working with Sales, Engineering and Purchasing to stage production events and track project deliveries. Terry is known for his hard work and dedication to quality and on time delivery commitment to his customers.