Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s future leaders: Meet Peter Botros

July 19, 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 Peter Botros, co-founder of Ethos Automation in Brantford, Ont.

Peter Botros is the co-founder and in charge of engineering operations at Ethos Automation. Ethos Automation was created as a company with an ethical approach to building complex automation systems for its customers. Before establishing his nearly four-year-old company, Peter gained experience in the manufacturing industry working in different capacities over the course of his career. He was a mechanical designer at Gosco Engineering, manufacturing engineering coordinator at Magna International and manufacturing specialist at The Elite Engineering Group. 

Peter is also a part-time professor of Mechanical Engineering at Sheridan College where he gives back to the automation community by sharing his real-world experience in industrial automation and robot-based applications with his students.

“Growing this business from a small start-up to what it is now, means that I’ve been involved in every aspect of our projects. This has given me unique experiences and a skill set that allows me to continue to be active in all areas of our operations. One of my biggest motivators is my ability to visualize a fully automated system before pen is on paper. This visualization does not only allow me to bid on projects a lot more accurately, but it allows me to take on challenges that do not seem to have a clear solution,” shares Peter.

He adds, “My future plans are to focus on the growth of our business. I want to build something we are proud of and continue to provide well-paying jobs to those in our community. We are currently working on growing our employee pool with new graduates and expanding our footprint. Employee satisfaction and retention, as well as building a work environment with great company culture, is something that is very important to us at Ethos. One way we’re attempting to contribute to this is by implementing a 4-day work week with flexible hours. Burnout within the automation industry is quite high, and although this isn’t currently an issue for us at Ethos, we will continue to keep our finger on the pulse and ensure our industry doesn’t lose its skilled workers and introduce a younger generation to a great industry.”

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