In the thirty-fourth episode of the Manufacturing Hub podcast, we're talking to James Dean from Appalachian Automation. James has been extremely successful at running his own system integration firm and has mentored many others to do the same. He got into automation very early on and had to absorb all the business knowledge on his own. He has built a company that provides various automation services including retrofits, new builds and maintenance. He's sharing his knowledge on how to get started in systems integration and what it takes to be successful within this field in general.