Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s future leaders: Meet Tim Weber

August 15, 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 Tim Weber, machine tool builder Level 1 at Systematix Inc. in Waterloo, Ont.

A part of the company for six years, Tim Weber joined Systematix’s fabrication team in 2016. With his drive to learn and grow, he became a general machinist apprentice in the following year. After receiving his general machinist license, Tim went on to complete the MTBI apprenticeship at Conestoga College. He received his MTBI license in 2021. 

Now a Level 1 machine tool builder and integrator, Tim is an asset to any build team he works with, says the Systematix team. In 2021, Tim volunteered with the local school that he graduated from, teaching a class in machining. To ensure that Tim could inspire the next generation of machinists and builders, Systematix gave Tim half a day off every Monday for teaching.

“I am most passionate about building high-quality machines that are robust and visually attractive. I am proud of the machines that I build; proud that they solve our customers’ challenges,” shares Tim.

He adds, “I want to continue to learn from others how best to approach building machines. Eventually, I want to be a leader of the build team. I have always enjoyed showing new machine builders to Systematix and apprentices how to build machines. I had the opportunity last Fall to teach a machining class at my old high school and really enjoyed introducing concepts to the students. My biggest impact to growing the automation industry is mentoring new builders.”

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