West Chester, Ohio – May 17, 2021 – E Tech Group, one of the largest industrial automation firms in the United States, announced today that Fred Fontaine has been named President of Strategic Industries.
Fontaine formerly served as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Parcel, Consumer Products and Food & Beverage. In his new role, he will also oversee E Tech Group’s Mission Critical sector, previously led by Troy Miller, who leaves to pursue a venture outside of the automation industry.
“The last fifteen years with Glenmount and E Tech have been a tremendous blessing in my career,” said Miller. “E Tech is a great company. We have built one of the finest firms of our kind, recently expanding into international markets. I know Fred to be a great colleague and leader, and I look forward to watching his and E Tech’s success continue.”
This change comes as E Tech Group kicks off a new series of design-build and retrofit data center infrastructure projects in Mexico and Canada. E Tech Group CEO Matt Wise sees Fontaine’s promotion as a key component to the continued strategic growth of the Mission Critical market and E Tech Group overall.
“Fred has been a great leader within the E Tech Group family since he joined Glenmount in 2013,” said Wise. “His industry knowledge, excellent track record in business development and operations, and his passion for automation made him an obvious choice to lead and expand our Mission Critical business.”
“I’m happy to be back with the Mission Critical team and I am really excited about the opportunity to lead the broader team across our Centers of Excellence,” said Fontaine. “We have opportunities for tremendous expansion in front of us for all of these markets. The shift in consumer behaviors post-COVID is driving substantial growth in our core markets. It’s an exciting time to be in these industries, especially with the highly talented team that we have at the E Tech Group.”
About E Tech Group
Founded in 1993, E Tech Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent industrial automation system integrators in North America, with 15 U.S. offices and combined staff of nearly 400 specializing in industrial automation, information systems, Business Intelligence (BI), machine safety, machine and process modeling, and simulation utilizing current and emerging technologies. Our suite of capabilities uniquely positions E Tech Group to deliver comprehensive end-to-end solutions for our clients. Acquired in January 2018 by Falfurrias Capital Partners (FCP), a Charlotte-based private equity firm, E Tech Group’s family of brands includes three additional leading U.S. industrial engineering companies: Glenmount Global Solutions, Superior Controls and Banks Integration Group. E Tech Group companies provide clients with unparalleled access to the world’s top engineering resources with deep domain expertise in the Life Sciences, Mission Critical, Metals, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage and Material Handling Industries. Client satisfaction and project success earned the company placement in Control Engineering Magazine’s System Integrator Hall of Fame. To learn more, visit, E Tech Group website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.