At, we aim at helping our clients using their time efficiently by providing experts to outsource some or all development software projects and help them focus on what they do best. We help automation engineers learn, in a very flexible and efficient way, new Industrial Automation Software tools via BE.educated, the e-learning platform for Industrial Automation Software.

Our Management

Dimitri Philippe

Founder and CEO

After graduating as Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Reims, France, Dimitri got a Master in International Business Management from the ESV Industrial Business School in Mulhouse, France.
For the first 5 years of his career, he took different positions in Sales and Marketing in the UK, Germany and the USA at Endress+Hauser, a leading player in process automation.
In 2005, he joined 3S-Smart Software Solutions, manufacturer of CODESYS to develop the international business. Two years later, he took over the global Sales Direction and additionally became Executive Director of CODESYS Software System (Beijing) Co. Ltd in 2011.
Dimitri is father of 4 children and spends his free time in the mountains hiking, snowboarding and ski touring. Photography and fashion are his main hobbies. It may be due to the fact that he was born in the capital city of Champagne that Dimitri is an enthusiastic amateur of good wine. Dimitri listens to others, yet always available for recommendations. This characteristic remains in his business life as he aims at solving clients issues with the right consulting and solutions.

„I always feel very proud when satisfied clients recommend us after having experienced our expertise. I also expect BE.educated® to become the address in the industry to gain competence in different Industrial Automation Software Tools. We will keep working hard to help our clients be successful!“

Dmitriy Pastushenkov

Technical Director

Dmitriy (Dima) graduated from the renown Moscow Power Engineering Institute (National Research University) in 2006 with a Master Degree in Computer Science.
While studying, he started his career in the automation industry with the Russian PLC Vendor Prolog Co, a client and partner of 3S-Smart Software Solutions. His tasks were CODESYS runtime system adaptation, technical support of Russian clients and CODESYS training through Russia.
2009 brought a lot of changes is his life. He got married and moved to Germany to pursue his career as automation engineer by joining 3S-Smart Software Solutions in the Customer Specific Development team. Dima took over the responsibility of providing runtime extensions to key-accounts, allowing him to become a expert in Embedded Software Development and Real Time Systems in the design, development and maintenance phases. Clients appreciate much his knowledge, behavior and constructive problem solving approach.
Living in Bavaria opened up new opportunities for outdoor sport all year round. If there is not enough snow for skiing, Dima takes his bike out on trails. Searching and overcoming challenges in embedded development and the real world has become a character trait.
“At my goal is to keep the company on a top technological level to fulfill requirements of modern automation products. Sure enough, one of our main objectives is to provide the best software quality with state-of-the-art QA processes and tools!”

Dr. Kenneth Ryan

Director of Education

After completing Medical School and surgical residency at the University of Iowa Ken worked as a board-certified surgeon in private practice until being enticed back into his other passion for automated systems. He is one of the founders of the Center for Applied Mechatronics at Alexandria Technical and Community College. He founded the first PLCopen-certified, university-based IEC 61131-3 curriculum and training center in North America (one of only four such centers globally). In addition to periods as president of SERCOS North America; member of the PLCopen board of directors; founder and director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Automation and Chair of a National Science Foundation - Advance Technology Education Committee he has taught IEC 61131-1 programming skills to hundreds of professionals at companies like Eaton, Bosch Rexroth, Danaher, Parker, Yaskawa, Liebherr and Hyundai Motor Company.
Ken lives in Minnesota in the U.S. with his wife of 30 years. They have 2 children. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and has a passion for cross country travel in his Bellanca Super Viking. He also enjoys woodworking, skiing, hiking, SCUBA, skydiving and is an avid runner.
Ken developed the only remote delivery system for IEC 61131-3 programming when he founded the Remote Automation Management Platform (RAMP) at the Center for Applied Mechatronics. BE.educated is an exciting extension of this pioneering work and focuses on dynamic, asynchronous delivery of quality technology learning content.
“To this day I still teach anatomy and physiology at our institution. One of the greatest rewards is watching a student’s “dawning” understanding as complex concepts of the human organism yield to delivery of a practical, system-based curriculum. I bring this same passion to the explanation of complex technical systems like automation. After all… the human organism is the ultimate dynamic, self-regulating system. Almost all of our technology systems are designed to imitate this marvel in one respect or another.”

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