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April 2022

After 16+ years as the owners and founders of Pigler Automation, Karen and Harry Pigler have decided that the time has come to look towards retirement. With that in mind, they have taken steps, over the past couple of years, to prepare Pigler Automation for a future where they would not be at the helm. These steps included bringing in highly skilled and talented engineers as well as building a management team to take over the day-to-day business operations. They also conducted an extensive search looking for the right people to take over the company, who would be as committed to the future of Pigler Automation as Karen and Harry have been.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we introduce Josh and Chris Balster the new owners of Pigler Automation. Karen and Harry feel strongly that Josh and Chris are the best people to continue their legacy.

Karen and Harry are still committed to the company they founded and will continue to be a part of Pigler Automation; choosing to stay available as a resource to our customers and to the company whenever needed.

We are excited to welcome Josh and Chris to the Pigler family and look forward to what the future brings.

A message from our new CEO Josh Balster.

“On behalf of both Chris and I, we would first like to thank all of our clients, vendors and partners for your support of Pigler Automation over the years.  Chris and I have spent the past 15+ years working together building and running various business services companies.  Last June, we left the organization we had been part of our entire professional careers and decided we would purchase a business of our own.  As we began the search for a business to purchase, it was very important to us to find a company that shared our cultural values and had a great team in place we could continue to build a great organization with.   We met Harry and Karen last October and within a few minutes of our first meeting we knew we had found the right company to purchase.  The Pigler’s have built an amazing business with a wonderful team.  We are grateful for the opportunity to carry their legacy forward and continuing to build on what they created for the next 20 to 30 years.”

Pigler Automation to attend Hannover Messe 2022

April 2022

We are very excited to announce, Pigler Automation will be exhibiting in partnership with the state of Colorado at the 2022 Hannover Messe.  The Hannover Messe is one of the world’s largest trade fairs, dedicated to industry development. It is organized by Deutsche Messe AG and held on the Hannover Fairground in Hannover, Germany. Typically, there are about 6,500 exhibitors and 250,000 visitors.

The product portfolio includes automation and technology, coating materials, air compressors, gas compressors, environmental technology, factory equipment, compressed air technology, micro-actuator systems, motors, scheduling software, refrigeration technology, robotics, and additive manufacturing systems. The Hanover Messe is scheduled for May 30th to June 02, 2022, with Portugal as the partner country.  In attendance, representing Pigler Automation will be CEO, Josh Balster and President, Chris Balster.  If you are planning to attend the fair, please stop by and say hello at the Colorado booth located in the Hydrogen pavilion.

Now hiring

March 2022

We are growing and would love for you to grow with us. We are looking for entry level and experienced control engineers to join our team. Check out our job postings for more information, and submit a resume and cover letter to

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