Bravo! Entrepreneur award
President and owner
C&D Automated Systems LLC
In 1995, Cory Passineau, president and owner of C&D Automated Systems, was working full-time and running his business from his basement.
He learned the automation industry by doing, and eventually committed full-time to C&D in February 1996.
Since that time, C&D Automated Systems has grown from a one-person basement operation to a 28,000-square-foot complex in Allenton. The complex also includes a brand new, 14,000-square-foot addition along with new conference rooms, accounting and other offices, includes a state-of-the-art “clean environment” for assembly, food, dairy and pharmaceutical industry needs.
The company prides itself on being an extension of its clients’ businesses. It provides complete automated solutions for businesses, including robotic packaging and assembly systems, automated control panel systems, conveyer systems, feeder bowls and lifts. The company specializes in taking projects from concept to completion and does everything from design, manufacturing and fabrication to installation, training and ongoing service in-house.
Passineau has added six new positions at C&D within the past year and has positioned the company for continued growth.
He works closely with area technical colleges and high school manufacturing programs to train Wisconsin’s future workforce.
“I find it amazing that he has come this far from where he started,” said Gilbert Zamorano, estimator/sales manager at C&D Automated Systems. “He has worked very hard over the years and he is the quintessential small business owner, entrepreneur and a model citizen of Wisconsin.”