Ryan McHugh

Ryan McHugh has been promoted to president of Integrated Automation Systems (IAS), a glass fabrication and gas filling equipment solutions company. Previously he was vice president of sales.

“Ryan has been doing this for five years and performing most of the tasks of running the company,” says company founder Mike McHugh, who remains as CEO. “People have stopped referring to him as my son and started calling me his father. It’s time to make it official.”

In the five years Ryan McHugh has been with IAS, the company has more than doubled in size, expanded to nearly two dozen products and added an additional building. Solutions include automated glass handling and storage for residential, commercial and architectural glass and robotic gas filling with automated fourth-corner patching.

Ryan McHugh has led the company’s recent implementation of new order entry and production control software and the hiring of a general manager. He will continue to be responsible for sales while leading the company.

“Our focus is to continue to be an agile organization that develops and delivers innovative automation solutions for glass handling and gas filling processes for operations of all sizes,” says Ryan McHugh. “We work very hard to make sure every customer is happy and comes back for additional solutions.”

Mike McHugh, who will continue to serve as CEO and as head of product development, says Ryan McHugh has more than earned the position as president.

“His strong technical background is a tremendous plus and he has developed many good relationships with people in the industry. His ability to communicate with everyone from floor employees to the CEO and tech consultants enables him to accurately understand the big picture for each customer as well as which solutions fit their needs.”

Ryan McHugh previously worked as a manufacturing engineer in the nuclear operations division of Babcock & Wilcox Company and as a technical sales engineer with Dixon Sanitary, which serves the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

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