“Automation Inc. is a company known for being problem-solvers and solution-providers. We are a specialty industrial distributor, focusing on specialty hose and fittings, and automated lubrication systems — with a strong emphasis on sales, service and support.”


Our Approach

Since 1966, Automation Inc. has become known as the trusted source for quality and competitively priced industrial lubrication systems, hose fittings, pneumatic pumps and top-notch technical expertise.

Our skilled and experience staff doesn’t just sell a lube system, a pump or a hose fitting. They take the time to understand your project goals and develop the optimal money-saving solution for your specific situation.

Automation Inc. is the largest distributor of Lincoln lubrication products in New England. At our 5,000 square-foot headquarters customers can visit the walk-in customer service center, which carries more brands of hoses & fittings than any other in Hartford County. We make, build and repair all types of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps.

Automation Inc. is more than a parts distributor — we deliver value-added services to our customers. Quality, low prices and service. This is Automation Inc.

Our History

In 1966, Mr. Ronald D. Hall opened the doors of Automation, Inc., a West Hartford based company that he and William J. Hunt co-founded to service the area’s machine tool, construction and transit industries. They started the business with two main product lines; Weatherhead hydraulic hose and fittings, and Lincoln Industrial lubrication equipment.

Today, some 50 plus years after opening its doors, Automation, Inc. continues to feature the Weatherhead and Lincoln product lines, as well as hydraulic, pneumatic and lubrication products from more than 70 other name brand vendors.

Robert Dodge began his career at Automation in 1988, fresh out of American International College. Mr. Dodge started in the warehouse and worked his way up through the company in the positions of inside sales, outside sales, sales manager, and then was appointed by Mr. Hall to vice president of sales and marketing.

In 2015, Mr. Hall retired after 49 years, and Bob Dodge became owner and President of Automation, Inc.

Meet the Automation Inc. Team

Customer service combined with quality, name-brand products and in-depth product knowledge of what the customer needs — and doesn’t need — is what defines Automation, Inc.

Company Officers

Robert C. Dodge

President & Treasurer

Stephanie Dodge

Vice President & Secretary

Key Personnel

Debbie Sideranko

Inside Sales & Administrative Assistant

Peter Baughman

Business Development Manager

Ron Longway

Pump Repair & Service Technician

John Gorman

Inside Technical Sales

David Zavaleta

Business Development Manager

Michael Guy

Field Installation & Service Assistant

John Cavanagh

Field Installation & Service

Micah Wagstaff

Counter Sales & Hose Assembly Technician

Billy Colby


Next Steps…

See how Automation Inc. can help you with your lubrication, hose & fittings, or hydraulic pump needs today. Contact Automation Inc.