May 8, 2023 | Trends

Get to Know Nate

Nathaniel Detwiler (Nate) — an Industrial Sales Executive in Albireo Energy’s Seattle Division — has been instrumental in the growth and development of our PLC business.

Nate’s Early Career

Nate began his career as a Project Engineer Intern with Automated Controls in 2017. After Automated Controls was acquired by Albireo Energy, he moved into an estimating role and later transitioned to his current role as Industrial Sales Executive.

Nate’s Current Team

Nate works with the Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) team to provide programmable logic controllers to the country’s most mission-critical buildings whether large infrastructure, data centers, or pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing. Most notably, Nate is the account manager for Seattle Sound Transit — the public transit agency serving the Seattle metropolitan area in the state of Washington. You can learn more about our PLC offering here: Programmable Logic Control.

Fun Facts about Nate

It is easy to understand why Nate is so well-liked among his teammates and customers. He has a welcoming demeanor, a sharp sense of humor, and deep expertise in industrial controls and a range of hobbies. 

Outside of work, you won’t find Nate sitting around. He enjoys racing his BMW, working towards his pilot’s license (recently completing his first solo flight), and hitting the slopes.

As a former Mixologist at Red Robin, Nate brings fun to everything he does and is sure to leave a memorable impression.

Ask Nate

We sat down with Nate to learn more about his work at Albireo Energy. Here’s what he shared:

What do you enjoy most about working on the Seattle Sound Transit account?

I’ve enjoyed seeing the Seattle transit system grow. Installing PLCs into the critical environments of the transit system allows for faster speed of response than DDC systems, and redundancy in the event that one PLC goes down. PLC’s are build to last, and through our work with Sound Transit’s Emergency Ventilation System, we’re ensuring the safety of public transportation customers and staff.

Why do you like working at Albireo Energy?

I love working with my team. Everyone that I’ve worked with has a shared passion, and a common goal to develop our industry. The learning mindset is a big factor for me — we’re all growing and learning about new automations and technology. That’s one of the biggest reasons I’ve continued my career with Albireo Energy for as long as I have.

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