Key Staff

John Watts

Manager/Founder


John has over 26 years’ experience in the instrumentation and automation sectors. John has worked for Western Mining, Hamilton Instruments, Rockwell Automation and International Explosives Equipment. He founded Auto Control System over 10 years ago.

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Andrew Taylor

Engineering/Operations Manager


B.Eng, B.Com
TÜV Certified Functional Safety Engineer
Certified Hazardous Area Designer


Andrew has over fifteen year experience in the electrical and control systems industry. He has been with ACS as the engineering manager since 2008, leading a team of more than 15 engineers.

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Steve Buick

Mobile Division Manager


In charge of manufacturing, fitting, service and commissioning of control systems on all types of mobile equipment, Steve has over 20 years’ auto electrical experience in the automotive, marine, commercial and industrial sectors.

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Linton Slade

Mobile Automation Sales


Linton has 20 years experience working in the Automotive Electrical and Control Fields across a wide range of industries. The knowledge gathered in this time is put to use helping clients to find solutions for their particular application.

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Rob Nunn

Sales Manager


Rob has extensive experience in sales and customer relationship management having worked across several electrical & OEM industries over the past 15 years.

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Hector Urbina

Manager – Energy and Sustainability


B.Eng., B.Bus.


Hector has 8 years’ experience in the Electrical Engineering industry. Primary role at ACS is technical and business development support for the Building automation, KNX and Solar Protection line of products.

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Scott Essler

Electrical Manager


Scott is a fully licenced A-Grade electrician with over 20 years’ experience in the electrical contracting field.  Scott is a certified hazardous area installer and specialises in industrial, commercial, mining and instrumentation installations.

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