Brent Nelson is business development manager of IIoT and Connected Solutions for Donaldson Company Inc. based in Minneapolis, Minn. He is a specialist in wireless communication products for machine-to-machine and IoT applications. Nelson joined Donaldson in 2018 after six years at Digi International, where he was product manager for emerging IoT products. Prior to that, Nelson worked for 10 years as an electrical design engineer in the defense and commercial markets. He has a BSEE from the University of Minnesota.
Nonproduction equipment like dust collectors compete for maintenance attention; IIoT can help identify issues before they become larger problems.