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Who We Are

Company Leadership

Every division at Inductive Automation is dedicated to providing the best user experience to each customer. Our leaders share a commitment to exceed expectations and break new ground for the industry.

We help turn ideas into reality

The Beginning

We were founded in 2003 by Steve Hechtman, who worked for 25 years as a control system integrator. During that time, Steve became increasingly frustrated by the technological limitations and prohibitive cost of the antiquated SCADA software that was available, so he resolved to build a better solution.

Ignition is Born

Determined to create a SCADA solution that empowered the modern industrial professional, Steve assembled a team of software and control engineers, IT professionals, and other independent thinkers, and got to work. Leveraging trusted information technologies and

Determined to create a SCADA solution that empowered the modern industrial professional, Steve assembled a team of software and control engineers, IT professionals, and other independent thinkers, and got to work. Leveraging trusted information technologies and working closely with the control system integrator community, we worked to create the world's first database-centric, web-deployed, 100% cross-platform, unified HMI, SCADA, and MES solution: Ignition by Inductive Automation®.

working closely with the control system integrator community, we worked to create the world's first database-centric, web-deployed, 100% cross-platform, unified HMI, SCADA, and MES solution: Ignition by Inductive Automation®.

"Dream It, Do It"

Today, Inductive Automation continues to revolutionize the industry by empowering industrial organizations with the best software tools and support. Ignition software is now used around the world and in nearly every industry. At Inductive Automation, we work hard everyday to provide today's enterprises with the power to "Dream It, Do It."



Our Core Values

Just as important as what we do is why we do it. The strong company culture at Inductive Automation grows from what we believe as an organization.


Old Paths Don’t Lead to New Solutions

We believe that doing the same thing that’s been done before leads to the same results. Discovery requires you to blaze a new path.


Embrace Independent Thinking

We encourage independent thought and we believe that the open exchange and cross-pollination of ideas is the best way to new solutions.


Change the Industry for the Better

We measure our success by the positive impact we have on our industry and the world at large, as well as in the abundant prosperity created for our customers.


Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough

We don’t stop at good when it could be great; we strive to lead our industry in the quality of our products, services and support.


Empowerment Through Technology

We don’t just make powerful software – we make powerful software users, because the real worth of every solution we deliver is determined by the people who depend upon it every day.


“Team” Works

We work side by side with our team members and with our global user community, because we believe that we can accomplish great things together.