Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s future leaders: Meet Calvin Kimura

August 2, 2022
By Sukanya Ray Ghosh

The future of the manufacturing and automation technology sector looks bright.

Armed with a strong work ethic, initiative, curiosity and a commitment to innovation, the winners of our inaugural Top 10 Under 40 program are setting the bar for young professionals across the industry. 

Whether they work in leadership, operations, maintenance, sales, support or research, these industry professionals are highly regarded by their colleagues, clients and peers.

To highlight the achievements of each individual selected for the Top 10 Under 40 list, Manufacturing AUTOMATION will feature one of 2022’s winners every week for the next 10 weeks. Nominations for the 2023 contest open at the end of the year.


This week, we introduce Calvin Kimura, automation specialist and co-founder of Ethos Automation in Brantford, Ont.

Calvin Kimura’s passion for automation and robotics brought him into this industry. He completed an electromechanical engineering technology program in Humber College, learning all about automation and robotics. 

Calvin began his career as an automation technician with a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier. Here, he grew and honed his automation skills and knowledge with real-world experience. After leaving this role he took his knowledge to the systems integration industry, working on large projects. 

Always looking to innovate, his next move was starting his own machine-building company where he spent time taking it forward. Eventually, he helped co-found Ethos Automation. Calvin’s extensive automation experience perfectly complements his colleague and co-founder Peter Botros’ engineering background.

“Calvin had the courage to start an automation integration company in a complex time and with hearty competition. He wanted to start a company that builds automation where he could be proud to service and support,” says his friend Jim Beretta. 

“In both my business and my personal life, I am constantly noticing inefficiencies and contemplating on how I can improve them. I enjoy the challenge of coming up with comprehensive automation solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. Working in mostly a project-based capacity means I get to experience the satisfaction of seeing our projects come to life from a screen to moving parts on the factory floor. This is a great motivator for me personally, as I enjoy the thrill of innovative solutions for modern problems,” shares Calvin.

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