Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Turck Canada adds three to team

January 3, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

January 3, 2019 – Turck Canada has added three new employees to its workforce: Carlos Linan is in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area East, Jose Sanchez is the new automation application specialist, and Michael Branco is in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area West.

Linan worked at Baumer Canada, Panasonic Electric Works of America and Pilz GmbH, and brings extensive experience and understanding of factory automation and systems selling to Turck. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Electronics at Centro Universitário do Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia (São Caetano do Sul, SP – Brazil), an advanced diploma in robotics and automation engineering from Centennial College, and has training on AB-PLC, Panasonic/Omron-HMI, servo motors and drives.

Linan speaks four different languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish and German. He will report to Michael Chin as part of the Greater Toronto Area East team. 

From left: Carlos Linan, Jose Sanchez, Michael Branco. Photos by Christopher Luk


Sanchez has technical experience from Novatech Analytical Solutions, Halliburton Energy Services (oil and gas) and diverse industries. He has a strong understanding of PLC, HMI, motor controls and field devices that will enhance Turck Canada’s growing strength in system solutions. He has a Bachelor of Science from Dr.Rafael Belloso Chacin URBE in electrical engineering/industrial automation and process control. He was recognized for his significant participation in the creation of the Biomedical Engineering program at Zulia State University in Venezuela.

Sanchez has joined Dick Ferguson and Mario Sabatini in the automation application department.

Finally, Michael Branco joins Turck Canada in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area West. Branco has years of technical sales and service experience in the area of industrial automation, having worked with a wide range of customers from OEMs to end users in industries such as automotive, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, packaging and more.

Branco holds a diploma in electro-mechanical engineering technology from Sheridan College Institute of Technology. He previously worked at Shelley Automation as the automation product specialist. Outside of work, Branco is an avid photographer and honed those skills through practical knowledge he uncovered in his role as a vision specialist, where lighting amongst other things is paramount to achieving best results.

Branco will work with Neil Wilson and Mark Gould as part of the Greater Toronto Area West team.

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