Meet The Team

Ambassador Controls and Engineering is proud to be home to the best controls specialists in the DFW area. Our team of engineers shares a common dedication for customer service, a mandate to be at the forefront of the latest technologies, and a passion for problem-solving using our diverse integrated engineering solutions.

Laura Thomas

Laura is a Professional Engineer who has been in the controls engineering business for over 25 years. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, she has called DFW home for the past six years.

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

Brian Msal has been in the controls and automation business for over 14 years. Originally from Metro Detroit, DFW has been his home for the past five years.

Brian attended the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, earning a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. After graduating, he began his career at a systems integrator, where he experienced the entire design-build-commission cycle on multiple projects. Being a part of the entire lifecycle of a project helped Brian to develop a fine-tuned sense of how the electrical design plays a big part in the ease of the programming and startup of a system. This plays out in his attention to detail across the entire life of the project, constantly asking the question “Is this design decision going to help out down the road?”

Brian enjoys staying abreast of the latest technologies within the automation industry, finding unique ways to deploy state of the art technology to provide the best value for the end user. He has experience with a diverse range of PLC/PAC, visualization, and robotics platforms. If he hasn’t touched it before, you can be sure he won't rest until he has it figured out.

Brian is married and has two young daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, smoking various meats, reading, and serving as an Awana director at his church. He is proud to be one of the best Controls Specialists in the DFW area.

Brian is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.

Daniel Robinson

Daniel has been in the controls and automation business in DFW for over 10 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 in controls by combining his programming expertise and mechanical experience to specialize in motion control. Since then, he 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 applications.

Daniel is married and enjoys spending time with family and pets. Daniel also enjoys music, coffee, gaming and DIY projects.