Eclipse Automation Inc.
Eclipse Automation is a leading supplier of custom automated equipment for a variety of diverse industries. By Stephanie Crets
Eclipse Automation designs and manufactures custom turnkey automation solutions and equipment in industries spanning energy, health sciences, transportation, mining, consumer, industrial and electronics. The company works closely with every customer to explore the most efficient solutions and identify opportunities for improvement to achieve sustainable, long-term benefits for their projects.
From design and engineering to manufacturing and testing, Eclipse Automation does it all in-house. “We have a vertically integrated model,” President Steve Mai says. “We take control over every aspect of product realization in developing custom automation solutions. The flexibility we provide in our project realization and approach is an essential part of our business operations.”
Mai and his business partners, Todd Ronald and Richard Bula, combined their expertise in automation, manufacturing and software development to found Eclipse Automation in 2000. With the company’s rapid expansion, Erik Woerner became a partner in 2007, helping to lead Eclipse’s growing operations. Eclipse Automation acquired JR Fabrication in 2007, and then Forefront Automation in 2011, which allowed the company to establish an even broader customer base and double the company’s overall size.