Stephen Loftus is the CEO and one of the founding partners of Innovative Automation of Barrie, Ontario. With the creation of the RobTape® Business Unit and the Acquisition of MecSmart Systems Inc. we have formed the Innovative Automation Group of Companies. In 2014 Steve set the company off on a new path of rapid growth that has exceeded all expectations. From just 55 employees in 2014 to the currently near 200 full-time employees at this time working out of a new 88,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Barrie and a 35,000 square foot facility in Newmarket ON, Innovative Automation Group of Companies has positioned itself to be the first-choice provider of automation solutions to global leaders in manufacturing.
Stephen has always maintained a belief in building machines that add value based on reduced operational costs. With the introduction of Industry 4.0 there is a new opportunity to continue to add value by automating the collection of data. This data can help to create greater value by reducing operational overhead costs and increase the competitive advantage for early adopter’s in the manufacturing sector.