Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Top 10 Under 40 2023: Meet Alex Judge, control systems designer at Ramp

August 28, 2023
By Sukanya Ray Ghosh

Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s second annual Top 10 Under 40 highlights the next generation of leaders who have demonstrated exemplary work ethic. They are leading the charge in their workspaces and inspiring their peers with their commitment to innovation.

This year, the winners share what they enjoy the most about working in the automation space, what plans they have for their future and suggestions on getting more people into this industry.

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

This week, we introduce Alex Judge, control systems designer at Ramp. Judge discusses what he enjoys about his work and shares his thoughts on raising awareness about careers in this industry.


Manufacturing AUTOMATION: What do you enjoy the most about working in the manufacturing and automation space?

Alex Judge: I enjoy that every job is different. I get to see machines created from the ground up and it is rewarding to be a part of the team that makes them move. Working with new technology means that I’m never bored with what I’m doing. Whether it is working with 6-axis robots, hard automation, or autonomous mobile robots, there is always something new to learn.

MA: What are your future plans within the industry?

AJ: I enjoy the technical side of the job and being hands-on. My plan is to continue to build my technical skills to help lead and guide our growing team. I enjoy mentoring new control system designers and seeing their skills develop. I get satisfaction from knowing I played a part in their success.

MA: How can this industry encourage more people to join and pursue successful careers here?

AJ: Automation is the future, more and more production is going to be automated and this industry will continue to grow. We should be promoting these careers in high schools to raise awareness of what happens behind the scenes in manufacturing. I graduated from Conestoga College’s Robotics and Automation program and now sit on the Program Advisory Committee as an industry representative. Being a part of this committee, I give input to the college to update them on industry standards.

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