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Mission Statement

The Ambassador mission is to apply the best engineering practices, using the most modern technologies available, with the goal of providing a safe and enjoyable work environment for manufacturers and automation professionals. The Ambassador team is committed to functioning with unwavering integrity at all times: Ambassador believes that strong ethics are fundamental in the pursuit and perfection of the best engineering practices, and these ethics are consistently reflected in the processes and quality of Ambassador’s work. Every Ambassador team member adheres to a disposition of self-control while actively practicing kindness, humility, and respect in all circumstances. Ambassador strives to excel beyond the standard of engineering practices, and to remain an industry leader in achieving comprehensive employee and client satisfaction.

Our Team

Laura Thomas, PE

President

Laura is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the controls engineering and automation business. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, she now calls DFW home. After graduating from The University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering, Laura fell in love with controls design and programming, finding immense satisfaction in watching a machine run after being intimate with its design. She firmly believes that the best designs are developed using modern technologies, and keeps her team of engineers trained on the latest hardware and software releases. A mother of two, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and son, who keep her well entertained. She enjoys traveling to unique and unusual destinations, spending time at the beach, weight lifting, and playing with electronics. Laura is a licensed Professional Engineer in both Texas and Ontario.

Brian Msal, PE

Engineering Manager

Brian Msal has been in the controls and automation business since 2004. Originally from Metro Detroit, DFW has been his home since 2012. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. After graduating, he began his career as a systems integrator, learning the entire design-build-commission cycle on multiple projects. As Engineering Manager, he deploys state of the art technology to provide the best value for the end user with valuable experience across a diverse range of PLC/PAC, visualization, and robotics platforms. Brian is married and has three daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, perfecting the art of smoking meats, playing board games, and serving as Awana director at his church. Brian holds Professional Engineer license 121750 issued by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, and has held this license since 2015.

Daniel Robinson

Operations Manager

Daniel has been in the controls and automation business in DFW for over 14 years. Originally from Madison, WI, Daniel attended the University of Wisconsin, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Daniel was first exposed to industrial manufacturing in college, doing multiple co-ops and gaining experience in demanding production environments. After graduating, he began his career by combining his programming expertise and mechanical experience to specialize in motion control. Since then, Daniel has worked across a wide range of industries, employing a diverse range of software and hardware. Daniel prides himself on his problem-solving ability in difficult high-pressure situations. Daniel is married and enjoys spending time with family and pets. Daniel also enjoys music, coffee, home espresso and DIY projects.

Elizabeth Engler

Controls Specialist

Seth Hancock

Controls Specialist

Cameron Ogrodnik, EIT

Mechanical and Controls Specialist

Mahya Saeednejad

Software Developer

Certifications

We take pride in acquiring and maintaining industry certifications to assure that our work meets or exceeds the latest quality and safety requirements. Ambassador Controls and Engineering is registered with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and is a WBE, certified with North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA). Members of our Team also maintain industry certifications to assure that their skill sets meet your requirements.

  • Texas Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
  • North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
  • Professional Engineers Ontario