About Us

Hegwood Automation and Controls

Founded in 1970 as Hegwood Electric Service, Inc., Gene Hegwood provided quality electrical services to customers across several industries.  As the company grew and Kirk Hegwood became involved, the focus became an Automation and Controls company that provides not only products, but solutions for their customers. With experience, training, and control knowledge, Hegwood Automation and Controls has designed, built, and delivered start-up for automation and control systems globally. We're working to be a Globally Recognized Name for Quality and Service in Industrial Automation and Controls by having a Passion for Creating solutions.

Operating from Georgia, our factory-trained and experienced staff has not only served the South Eastern customer effectively but also customers throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Africa, Central America, South America, and Europe.

In the Automation and Controls industry, we are proud to bring our services to many different industries, from carpet to chemical, marble to municipalities, beef to poultry, oil to water. We have worked with various customers in solving their individual automation and control needs.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with customers concerning their requirements. The solutions we have provided for automation and control include Process Control, Machine Control, SCADA, HMI, Remote Data / Telemetry, Material Handling, Pump & Fluid Control, and more.

With experience, training, and control knowledge developed since 1970, including Spanish language skills, Hegwood Automation and Controls has designed, built, and provided start-up for automation and control systems globally.

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Our Team

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Kirk Hegwood

Kirk is President of Hegwood Automation and Controls. He grew up working in the family business and received a B.S. in M.E.T. from Southern Polytechnic.


Chris Spivey

Chris is Manager of Automation Engineering and a graduate of Georgia Tech. with a B.S. in C.S.


Donna Anglin

Donna is Manager of General Administration and our book keeper. She has been a valuable employee of Hegwood since 1992.


Shoji Stark

Shoji is Manager of Manufacturing Operations. With a background in service and manufacturing, he keeps the shop production running.


Chris Dyar

Chris is Manager of Sales & Business Development.  A graduate of UGA, BSAE Mechanical Engineering, GSU MBA, and Six Sigma Black Belt.


Roni Bock

Roni is our Assistant for Manufacturing Operations. Starting with us as a fabricator, he quickly learned and has moved to this key function.

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Will Howel

Will, a native of Rome, GA, is a graduate of KSU Engineering. Besides electrical control experience, he's had years of hands-on mechanical work and control fabrication.


Carmen Hegwood

Carmen Hegwood is in charge of Purchasing. As a graduate of Manhattan College in computer engineering, her technical background is a tremendous help to us.

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Kendall Lloyd

Kendall has a background in mechanical and electrical wiring as well as training in aviation. She worked previously in control panel fabrication.


Dean Hayles

Dean has a background as an electrician and training with the I.E.C. He is a quick study and knowledgeable fabricator.  He's become our lead CNC operator and a QC backup.


Taylor Yost

Taylor is a native of Norcross, GA and has been in the electrical industry since 2011. He has completed a 4 Year Electrical Apprenticeship Program with the IEC.  Taylor is a QC lead.


Mahir Nouraldine

Mahir is an experienced Electrical Technician that has accumulated a rewarding, successful track record and versatile background inside both the construction and manufacturing fields.


Greg Anglin

Greg is a fabricator for us. He has quickly learned the skill sets required to build quality control panels and is learning more every day.

Philip Burke

Philip Burke

Philip is a Georgia native and has years of electrical, system integration, and conveyor installation experience.


Erick Montoya

Airforce Staff Sergeant and graduate of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Erick is quickly becoming one of our best fabricators.