Pneucon Founder Considered "Father of Pneumatic Logic"
Pneucon was co-founded by Edward L. Holbrook, P.E. and Elton B Fox, founder of Amot Controls Corporation, in 1967. Edward Holbrook, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, began his Pneumatics career in 1929. Often touted as the "Father of Pneumatic Logic", Holbrook held many posts, among them, he was a Divisional Manager at the Westinghouse Air Brake Co., then at Modernair; later as Vice President of Baker Instrument, and Clippard Instrument Co. Ed Holbrook is also the creator of the Cybergram.
In the late 1980s, Amot Controls was sold to Roper Pumps who moved the facility from the Bay Area to Mexico. The Pneucon Division was acquired by Tom Coe and his company Low Tech Automation. Coe moved the Pneucon division from the Bay Area to Valley Springs, Ca in 1990 with plans of creating a Technical School with which Pneucon would play an integral part.
Long time employee and Vice President Brian Miner purchased the company in late 2007. PneuAir Solutions, Inc. was created to house the Pneucon division. Miner has been managing the Pneucon division for over 25 years spending most of the 80s and 90s designing and installing pneumatic control systems all over the world. Today under his tutelage, Pneucon is undergoing many exciting changes including new catalogs, website with online shopping, literature, brochures, and new product molds.
The patented Pneucon "Tadpole" seal and modular valve with its thousands of permeation's along with its ancillary products are used world-wide for automating many diverse industrial applications.
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