About Us

Luminary isn’t just the name of our company - it’s the guiding idea behind all that we do. We strive to be luminaries in automation, leading our clients to exciting solutions for a broad range of needs.

Longstanding Leaders in Industrial Automation

We’ve been providing automation solutions to businesses across industries including utilities, public works, government, energy, military, industrial, and food and beverage.

Providing Far-Reaching Expertise For Operational Needs

Rooted in vendor-neutral control system platform expertise and an understanding of best practices in industrial automation, Luminary is a leading provider of a complete range of operational services, including:

  • Automation and controls
  • Standards development
  • Engineering and design
  • Management services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Construction support
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Our Team

Larnell Nolan

Principal

After starting his career writing software and developing user interfaces for industrial control applications, Larnell Nolan has collected a wealth of knowledge in industrial system communications, data integration interfaces as well as in depth experience in database systems. His eighteen year career has been devoted to delivering technology solutions in Industrial settings, with the majority of his career evenly split between the Food and Beverage and the Oil and Gas sectors.

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Dean Ford, CAP, PE

Managing Principal Engineer

Dean’s entire 25+ year career has involved automation systems engineering and consulting. He serves the Managing Principal Engineer at Luminary Automation and Engineering, LLC. He leads a dedicated and passionate staff of automation professionals. He is a licensed Control Systems Engineer in 21 states (AZ, CA, CT, FL, ID, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, NC, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WI) and a Certified Automation Professional® (CAP).

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We’re currently serving all of the United States