Cornerstone Automation

Automation Solutions for Production and Process Environments

Cornerstone Automation is a full service automation system integrator. We design, fabricate, program, install, and support automated control and monitoring systems for manufacturing, material handling and OEM applications. We serve customers throughout the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

Founded in 1995, Cornerstone Automation has built a good reputation for delivering turnkey industrial automation solutions to customers large and small. We have extensive experience in control system upgrading as well as new installations. Many of our established clients value their relationship with us and call upon us whenever they require either an outside engineering firm to handle large projects or a single contract engineer.

Cornerstone Automation's Key Objectives

Maximizing production

Minimizing downtime

Increasing profitability

Improving employee safety


Alan Ferrin is the manager of Cornerstone Automation. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and has more than 25 years of experience in process controls engineering and automation, machine design and development, systems integration, and machine repair and maintenance. He has proven success in the integration of closed loop processes, batching control, generation and cogeneration, intelligent vision systems, motor drives, HMI, SCADA systems, PCs, PLCs and networks, machine-to-machine speed and positional synchronization, motion control and electronic gearing. He has been a business owner for more than 15 years, with successful project management abilities. Alan is a Rockwell Automation extranet partner, is a member of ISA and CSIA, and attends continuing education on a regular basis.


Nathan Ferrin is a Controls Specialist at Cornerstone Automation. He has a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology and has more than 15 years of experience in the electronics and computer field. His specialties are real-time communication networks, but he is no stranger to either a PLC or an office Server. 

Marcus Ulmer is a Controls Specialist at Cornerstone Automation. He has a diverse background in many areas of manufacturing, with a keen focus on predilection for electrical/mechanical troubleshooting and efficiency improvements.

Jonathan Ferrin is an IT Specialist for Cornerstone Automation. He is currently taking courses at Drexel University toward Computing and Security Technology. 


Valerie Ferrin is the Office Manager at Cornerstone Automation. She has a A.S. in Accounting and has more than 35 years of experience in book keeping and administration.