Our Story

FacilityConneX logoFacilityConneX’s mission is to provide the industrial and commercial customers a world-class real time continuous monitoring system for any facility or service. With the evolution of the digital connected world, our customers will know when something is happening in real time – WE CALL IT “THE VOICE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT TO OUR CUSTOMERS!

FacilityConneX started with the expertise and vision of AutomaTech. AutomaTech has been serving the Industrial Automation customers since 1995 providing industrial software and hardware solutions to the infrastructure, manufacturing, and OEM/Solution Provider with installations of hundreds of GE Historians and SCADA systems across thousands of devices and protocols.

The journey started when our customers asked us to help control costs and convert large historical data into actionable knowledge. Using continuous remote monitoring, visualizations, and analytics techniques from cutting edge technologies from GE, FacilityConneX was born. A secure industrial cloud solution, we connected the data sources from several customers proving that the use of mobility, detection, and advanced analytics provides early warning equipment faults, process improvements, and energy cost savings. The Industrial Internet is here! FacilityConneX provides it today!

Continuing on this journey has led us to extend this solution to not only serve our end customers, but also our OEM/Solution Provider – a solution we call OEMConneX. Imagine a smart machine using the knowledge of your expert in the form of analytics (FacilityConneX’s Reasoners) to provide optimization, efficiency, and advanced diagnostics that increases exponentially reliability and availability in your customer eyes.

We know our customer’s day job is busy. FacilityConneX designed into all of our products – FCXperience. FCXperience brings in-hours and partner experts to the table that work with your team to proactively go to action on comfort, maintenance, and energy/production detections. This provides the true goal of Continuous Monitoring and Detection – Continuous Return of Investment (ROI) — month after month. In addition, we offer services for consulting and analytic development. AutomaTech and our Partners can tailor the analytics based on the data collected into FaciltyConneX.

Meet the Team

Tom Schiller

Tom Schiller

CEO and Founder

Tom is the CEO and founder of FacilityConneX and the President of AutomaTech. Tom has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Tom has a BSEE in Electrical and Computer Controls from Clarkson University.

Mark Pipher

Mark Pipher

VP and GM

Mark leads the FacilityConneX team. Previously, Mark was the General Manager for GE's Intelligent Platform division, COO for SQMWorks, Founder and VP of Engineering for West Ridge networks and VP of Engineering for Celox.

Rhonda Landis

Rhonda Landis

VP of Operations

Rhonda is responsible for all operations a customer success at FacilityConneX. Previously she led AutomaTech's Services Organization and held several senior engineering roles at GE Intelligent Platforms (formerly GE Fanuc).

Jake Pritchard

Jake Pritchard

Director, Technology

Jake leads the development team at FacilityConneX. Previously he was a Senior Project Manager at Automatech and was a Senior Controls Engineer at Pfizer.


FacilityConneX is proud to be a member and sponsor of these organizations:



With more than 57,000 members from over 132 nations, ASHRAE is a diverse organization representing building system design and industrial processes professionals around the world.


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The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading international, not-for-profit, industry organization that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings.



The New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society (NEHES), founded in 1958, is a professional Society for individuals responsible for the Environment of Care in the delivery of patient care. The Society is affiliated with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and consists of several chapters throughout all six New England states.