Justin Lesley, Timothy Albers, Pranesh Rao

Justin Lesley is the Industry 4.0 innovation manager at Motion. He directs IIoT strategy and partnerships related to the MRO industry. His career centers on operational efficiency supported by his Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma certifications combined with his engineering credentials. Lesley guides manufacturers along their digital transformation journey by helping them use connected predictive maintenance solutions. Timothy Albers is the director of product management for Nidec Motor Corporation’s Commercial and Industrial Motor Division/US Motors. His current responsibilities include product management, product planning and new product development for the Commercial and Industrial motors. Albers has held various positions in marketing for Nidec Motor Corporation and Emerson Motor Company over the last twenty-two years, including product-line manager for NEMA motors. He is a senior member of IEEE and serves on many Hydraulic Institute technical committees. He also spent 12 years in active and reserve duty as a U.S. Navy officer, and was a qualified operating engineering officer. Pranesh Rao is director of new products, electronics and software for Nidec Motor Corp. He is responsible for the development of Nidec’s integrated motor drives and IIoT platforms. He has product development and entrepreneurial experience in the utility, industrial and renewable energy businesses.


Plant Automation May 13, 2021

How to use automation technology for remote operations

Automation technology for remote operation and plant maintenance is becoming more prevalent.

By Justin Lesley, Timothy Albers, Pranesh Rao
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