Brad Smith
Brad Smith
Director of Business/Product Development

Brad has extensive automation experience in several areas, with expertise in industrial and recreational refrigeration systems, large HVAC applications as well as heat recovery. His combined field experience along with proven team management skills allows Stellar to develop and deliver the cutting edge, best of breed automation systems and customer experience. Brad has nearly 30 years of industry experience.

Don’t Put Off Upgrading Your PLCs: 3 Red Flags and a Cautionary Tale

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“If it ain’t broke, why fix it?”

It’s a question we’ve all heard before, but when it comes to older programmable logic controller (PLC) installations, it’s not an answer you want to find out the hard way. While some components can be found and purchased online, if your primary source for replacement parts is a site like eBay or, it’s likely time to upgrade your system.