About RASP Inc

RASP Incorporated was established in 1995 and for over 25 years has focused on delivering industrial control projects in a timely manner while maintaining quality as a fully insured system integrator and industrial controls manufacture. RASP is a certified ISO 9001:2015 company, UL508A in addition to UL for hazardous areas and maintains an A+ Better Business Bureau rating. We provide turn-key or any portion of engineering, software design, AutoCad, panel manufacturing, installation, testing and commissioning. Typical applications include motion control, machine control, power, medical, aggregate and mills for both new and upgrade systems.


Our engineering department has a long history of electrical design, CAD, PLC programming, HMI programming and specialty programming in other areas. As a Rockwell recognized system integrator and a GE recognized system integrator RASP has proven our ability to maintain a high level of standards along with technical competencies. RASP programs and designs systems to meet certain standards depending on the application and is certified for UL508A and UL for hazardous areas. We are not limited to just one type of industry as we design for machine automation, process control, chemical plants, aggregate, water/waste-water and pulp & paper just to name a few.

With close to a 22,000 square foot facility, our panel shop is approximately 16,000 square foot and geared around building panels in a timely manner with quality. This is where the assembly, wiring, testing shipping receiving etc. is done. The shop is equipped to handle large and small projects of any sizes. RASP builds many panels for various projects sometimes for customers who do their own design and many are for internally designed projects. We engrave our own phenolic tags, wire labels and terminal labels in house to help speed up the process along with doing panel cut-outs. Our shop is fully capable of dealing with PLC’s, HMI’s, power supplies, vibration monitoring, analog, digital, valves, servos, AC/DC drives, encoders, transducers and much more. Standard panel building practices include UL and NEC standards. Having fifteen panel builders, a shop manager and a project manager is how we, (at the date of this writing), handle over 50 current projects with over a dozen different customers.

Other services include testing, troubleshooting, installation, startup services, AC drive commissioning, infrared heat inspection and conduit runs.



Ronald Richards

CEO and Owner of RASP Inc.
With RASP since 1995.
Over 30 years in the industry.
Former Designer and Programmer for PLC’s, HMI’s and Servo Systems.
Head of Engineering for RASP Inc.
Email Ronald: rrichards@rasp-controls.com
518-747-8020 Ext: 203

Michael Close

COO and Owner of RASP Inc.
With RASP since 1997.
Over 25 years in the industry.
Former Project and Production Manager.
Head of Manufacturing for RASP Inc.
Email Michael: mclose@rasp-controls.com
518-747-8020 Ext: 202

Jeffrey Bruno

Over 19 years with RASP Inc.
Over 23 years in the industry.
Designer, Programmer, PLC’s, HMI’s, Variable Frequency Drives, Servo Systems
Specialties: Rockwell Software, Data collection & reporting, Thermal Imaging, Vibration analysis level 1, Senior Project Manager, Quality Manager, E.H.S. Director, FS Tech (TÜV Rheinland, #812/16, Machinery)
Email Jeffrey: jbruno@rasp-controls.com
518-747-8020 Ext: 204

Wade Smith

Over 9 years with RASP Inc.
Over 30 years in the industry.
Designer, Programmer, PLC’s, HMI’s, Servo Systems, Automated Test and Measurement, and Software.
Specialties: GE Software, .NET(VB and C#), C/C++, Agilent VEE, Lab View, PLC Software: Rockwell, GE, and Modicon.
Email Wade: wsmith@rasp-controls.com
518-747-8020 Ext: 206

Jim Reilly

Over 9 years with RASP Inc.
Over 30 years in the industry.
Mechanical engineer, Plant project engineer, Process engineer, New product development, and Engineering manager.
Specialties: Designer, Programmer specializing in PLC’s, HMI’s, Frequency drives, Process Controls, FS Tech (TÜV Rheinland, #812/16, Machinery)
Email Jim: jreilly@rasp-controls.com
518-747-8020 Ext: 209

Tyler Nicholson

Over 5 years with RASP Inc.
Over 5 years in the industry.
Rochester Institute of Technology Electrical Engineer
Engineering, Design, Programming, Testing
Software: VHDL, Verilog, Quartus II, ModelSim, Pspice, MATLAB & Simulink, C/C++, Java
Email Tyler: tnicholson@rasp-controls.com
518-747-8020 Ext: 214