Reagan Howard is Avid Solutions’ 100th hire

Tuesday November 10, 2015
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 10, 2015 - Avid Solutions, a global provider of automation, industrial IT and smart manufacturing solutions, says it has hired its 100th employee, Reagan Howard, as the team’s newest engineer.

From 30 employees in 2004, this marks a growth milestone for the company as it has developed from a small, regional company with two North Carolina offices to an international organization with additional offices in Atlanta, Ga., and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Howard is currently a dual-degree student at North Carolina State University, who will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and Bachelor of Science in paper science. She will begin work at the Avid Solutions office in Atlanta next January where her “studies and enthusiasm will be an invaluable addition,” says the company.

“Avid Solutions reaching the 100th employee mark is a direct result of the continued expansion of our services,” said Craig Davis, engineer with Avid Solutions. “Having been with Avid for more than 24 years, I’ve seen the company weather a few difficult periods. This employee growth signifies the true strength of the company culture and heightened demand from our long-term clientele.”

“I’ve seen a lot of change at Avid over the years, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of such an innovative team,” said Paul Kautz, an instrument and controls technician and one of the first employees with Avid Solutions when the company started in 1987. “I am looking forward to where the company is heading. The growth we’ve experienced is a nod to both the reorganization the company made 15 years ago, and the strategic hires made since.”

With employees and office locations in North Carolina, Georgia and Brazil, Avid Solutions offers industrial automation and information solutions for customers in a range of industries, including chemical, food and beverage, life sciences, power generation, and pulp and paper.

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