2022 Engineering Leader Under 40: Scott Zukewich, 35

Scott Zukewich, Product Manager, Real Time Automation Inc., Pewaukee, WI

By CFE Media September 6, 2022
Scott Zukewich, Product Manager, Real Time Automation Inc., Pewaukee, WI

Scott Zukewich, 35
Product Manager
Real Time Automation Inc.
Pewaukee, WI, United States
BS Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Why Scott is an Engineering Leader

For 14 years, Scott Zukewich has crafted his skills to become a thought leader of industrial automation communication protocols. He’s helped thousands of customers integrate devices into control systems and has helped hundreds add industrial communication protocols to their products. With a strong focus on creating solutions that are easy to use and maintain for control engineers, Scott helps users and device manufacturers cut through the noise of competing automation communication protocols and thousand-page specifications to implement practical, easy-to-deploy solutions.

Achievements, Advancement & Career-related Industry Contributions

Scott started as intern with Real Time Automation in 2008. He progressed as a developer and eventually followed the product he had developed into an application engineer role. Here he worked closely with customers to create tailored solutions to meet their unique requirements. With extensive customer experience and empathy he gained as an application engineer, Scott was promoted to Product Manager, where he helps shape the evolution of the communication products sold by Real Time Automation.

Non-work-related Activities & Hobbies

Scott stays active chasing his two daughters and two energetic puppies around the soccer fields of Hartland, WI, as he coaches his oldest at her Academy Club. He also is an active Board Member and Treasurer for the International Society of Automation (ISA) – Milwaukee Chapter.

Interesting Details

  1. According the mug on his desk, Scott is the World’s Best Dad.
  2. Scott is a passionate pop-up camper owner.

Why Scott chose this career

Scott grew up in a Racine, WI, a manufacturing city just south of Milwaukee. His father worked in manufacturing. Scott saw the importance of manufacturing to both his family and his community; he also saw the struggles they faced. He decided to dedicate his professional life to automation that improved the lives of workers and the development of solutions that kept manufacturing competitive in the Midwest.


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