Industrial Insight IS its team. Our team is full of talented, incredible people who love working with data and helping others. You can meet them below.
Jim Gavigan is the President and Chief Time-Series Data Storyteller of the group.
Jim holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Memphis.
Jim's career started in 1995 as a vibration analyst. He then spent 6 years as a controls engineer and engineering manager at a small electrical distributor/integrator. In 2001, Jim joined Rockwell Automation as a sales engineer and then had a one year stint as a Technical Consultant for the Integrated Architecture group of products.
In 2008, Jim joined Logical Systems, LLC as a Business Development Manager. Never straying far from his technical roots, he filled in doing PLC programming, taking service calls, and doing project management as needed when he wasn't selling projects and services. It was here that Jim was introduced to the power of data in working with the PI System for a large customer.
In 2013, Jim joined OSIsoft as an Account Manager and was promoted to Strategic Account Manager in 2014. In 2015, Jim left OSIsoft and rejoined LSI, starting its Manufacturing Intelligence Practice. In December of 2016, Jim took the largest risk of his life in starting Industrial Insight.
In his free time, you can find Jim hanging out with his wife and/or two teenage boys, fishing from a kayak or on the beach, or playing golf.
Ben Still has been working with Industrial Insight since February 2018, using largely the OSIsoft PI platform to help customers do more with their data. He also incorporates Power BI, Tableau, and other tools to help get value from data quickly and easily.
Ben has an Electrical Engineering B.S from Clemson University, and previously worked as a Control System Engineer at Shaw Industries in their corporate automation and information systems group. There he worked with many plant-floor systems including Rockwell and Siemens PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, historians, and head’s-up displays. He also used all kinds of data platforms to get value from IIoT data, such as Splunk, Ignition, Node-Red, Ni-FI, MQTT, and Python.
Ever since he was a kid, he has always been a maker/tinkerer, programming microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi’s, and more.
On weekdays, he’ll be at a coffee shop, and on most weekends you’ll find him on the disc golf course. Traveling is one of his passions too, as he hopes to be on the road much of the year.
Tia graduated with her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2016. Out of college, she started working as a Controls Engineer where she was quickly pulled to the data team. As a Manufacturing Intelligence Engineer, she has worked extensively with OSIsoft’s PI software and is accredited as a PI System Infrastructure Specialist.
She has experience in numerous industries including specialty chemicals, pulp and paper, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and water and wastewater. This experience captures everything from the IT space - network architecture and installation – to analytics and reporting with a variety of tools – PI applications, Microsoft Power BI, etc. Tia is incredibly passionate about data and helping clients use their data to identify their gaps and needs.
Outside of the office, she is passionate about mentoring and helping underrepresented groups get involved in STEM; she also loves doing gymnastics and spending time with her daughter, Kaila, and her dog, Lilo!