Who is Rick Zabel?

Rick Zabel Bio

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Rick Zabel is Vice President and Publisher of Automation.com, the leading online resource site for automation and controls professionals. In addition to the site, Automation.com publishes the popular Automation Weekly e-newsletter, along with a number of topical e-newsletters relating to all aspects of industrial automation.  Rick has been with the company since 2000 when they launched their initial web site www.automationtechies.com, the first job board for automation professionals. Since that initial launch, the site evolved into what Automation.com is today…an information-packed automation site publishing daily news, articles, application stories, products, supplier directories, jobs, events, training, and more. 
Today, Rick manages the Automation.com web site, acts as publisher, editor-in-chief, and is responsible for advertising and marketing of the web site and services. In addition, Rick works closely with advertisers to tailor online advertising campaigns that will best meet their goals.
Rick has a diverse background with more than 17 years of experience in the automation industry.  Previously, Rick held positions of Marketing Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Account Manager, Sales Engineer, and Application Engineer for an automation product manufacturer, distribution company and systems integrator. Rick is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Contact Rick Zabel.