2023 Engineering leader under 40: Zachary Jones, 29
Zachary Jones, 29, Director of Engineering, Pigler Automation, Longmont, Colorado
Zachary Jones, 29
Director of Engineering
As a recent college graduate, Zach began working for Pigler Automation in 2017 as a Process Controls Engineer. He was promoted to Lead Controls Engineer and then Technology Manager before becoming Director of Engineering in 2022, where he demonstrates his leadership qualities. Zach is certified in Siemens PA and FA control systems, process safety and ignition with a long list of related credentials in process control systems. He has applied these skills to successfully lead projects in industrial gas, food and beverage, automotive, renewables and other industries. His contributions include greenfield projects to system upgrades, overseeing areas of design, implementation, factory acceptance test (FAT), commissioning, startup, training and maintenance.
Fun fact: Zach and his wife, McKenzie, were high school sweethearts and nominated for Prom King and Queen their senior year.