Marcus Riganelli,

Owner/Founder of Riganelli Automation

Starting out on your own isn’t easy. That’s why, as a society, we laud those that have taken a step into the unknown. Many years ago I gave up a career that I didn’t want to pursue anymore (IT) to become a photographer and open up my studio. It was and will probably always be, a work-in-progress. You have to wear a lot of hat – marketing one day, photographer, customer service, accountant… It’s not an easy path, which is why I was delighted to hear Marcus’s story.

“My family has always been self-motivated and entrepreneurial in the Niagara region. My grandparents came to Canada more than 70 years ago and started a bakery that still thrives in Thorold, and other members of the family operate successful businesses in the region. I always had that same drive, and knew one day I would be my own boss. When I was young, my dad would teach me how to build things in the garage, and that quickly grew into a love of engineering. Over the years I developed a diverse skill-set and worked in many industries until I decided to take the leap, quit my job, and start working for myself.

” – Marcus

I didn’t get much further than Lego (admit it, nor did you), but hat’s off to people like Marcus who clearly have a knack for building the stuff that improves our lives on a daily basis.

“I’ve always designed and built things – from catapults to air cannons, go karts, computers, furniture, 3D printers, and more – leading into a degree in mechanical engineering and management at McMaster University. After working in the defence industry out of school, I realized corporate engineering wasn’t for me. I started Riganelli Automation so I could do what I love – designing and building all sorts of cool machines and products!”Marcus

I’ll let Marcus explain a bit more about his business, it sounds like he knows his stuff inside and out.

” We use the most modern and capable engineering software available, so we’re able to design and analyze where others can’t. We’re also a one stop shop, with a full machine shop available to create anything we design. So we can go from concept, to design, analysis, prototype, production, and even renderings and animations for demonstrating custom automation equipment or marketing material for new products.” – Marcus

Marcus is a wise head on young shoulders but he’s also a genuinely nice guy. It was an easy session, Marcus speaks with passion about his path and how he got there. If you’re in the market for the kind of engineering work Marcus delivers, I’d strongly encourage you to check out his web site and give him a call.

Best of luck for the future Marcus.

“I’m proud of where I’ve been and excited about where I’m going. With the launch of a new site coming up and larger projects in the works, I hope to grow Riganelli Automation into an even more capable company, always serving our clients with the best solution and unforgettable service!” – Marcus