meet our Team Members

“As president of Automated Controls, I’m revamping commercial spaces. From elevating HVAC systems to pioneering automation, we’re shaping next-gen workplaces for ultimate efficiency and comfort.”

tj la flam

CEO & Founder

“I started in controls as a high schooler. I have grown up around this technology, including the changes, and I absolutely love it. I bring this passion to all my projects.”

Rick Smith

Vice President



Juan Ricardo

Chief Engineering Manager

Jose Lopez

Chief Operations Officer

Manos Diplas

Director of Engineering
Lead Programmer


Shane Wegener

Senior Engineering Supervisor

Juan “Jr” Perez

Lead Field Technician
Project Manager



Blake Motley

Chief Controls Design Engineer

Mike Powers

Project Manager

Jake Marino

Chief Application Control Engineer