Reid Foster - Director of Controls Engineering

Press Release

September 15, 2022


Spring Automation is pleased to announce internal advancements within the Engineering department.

Nashville, TN — Thursday, September 15th, 2022 — Spring Automation is pleased to announce the promotion of Reid Foster to Director of Controls Engineering. Reid will play a key role in establishing standards, processes, and tools for programming and design that will result in high-quality and efficient engineering. His responsibilities include managing team capacity, verifying critical technical tasks, providing technical expertise to his team and other departments, and meeting regularly with leadership and team members. In addition, Reid will provide technical expertise to project engineers, team leads, and application engineers.

Reid graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Electromechanical Engineering Technology. He joined Spring Automation in 2018 as a Controls Engineer. After joining the team, Reid quickly became Engineering Lead, where he technically led a series of successful projects for multiple customers. During his time as team lead, he focused on taking Spring’s engineering practices to the next level while mentoring team members. Throughout projects, he has completed engineering work such as design, programming, and system start-up while overseeing electrical installers and procurement.

Director of Controls Engineering, Reid Foster, with Spring Automation Commissioning Engineers in California.

Before Spring Automation, he worked as a systems controls engineer deploying WCS, writing PLC code, creating HMI applications, and commissioning systems. In his spare time, as if being an excellent engineer wasn’t enough, Reid is also an avid farmer, helping his family out on their farm on his free weekends.

About Spring Automation:

Spring Automation provides material handling controls, software, and installation services to end-users, integrators, and OEMs across North America. We specialize in bringing our customers high-quality and dependable programming, design, and build solutions for their projects.

At Spring Automation, we are a family by our shared purpose: To Have Fun Building Legacies Together. We are a team that loves each other and what we do. We design and implement high-quality controls solutions. We strive for growth through diversification while maintaining a culture of teamwork and innovation. Whether we are serving our customers, community, or family, we take pride in everything we do. When we win, we win together.

Join Reid and learn more about opportunities at Spring Automation by visiting our Career Page.