Precision Automation Systems Company History & Mission

Precision Automation Systems (PAS) was formed in 2016 by the Purdy family, owners of Precision Pumping Systems, a company with roots dating back 45 years in Idaho. Precision Automation Systems is a wholesale supplier of industrial products with a focus on four key areas:

  • Industrial motors,
  • VFD’s and motor controls,
  • Custom engineered motor control systems,
  • Motor control and automation accessories such as instrumentation

PAS is unique in the industry because of our extensive technical background in all of these fields.

The team at PAS is able to draw on our 45 years of experience in designing and building pumping systems and motor control systems to help our customers solve their toughest challenges.

Because we operate Idaho’s largest UL 508a panel shop, the team at Precision Automation Systems can also work with you to design and build a custom engineered motor control panel or SCADA system.

A capability that sets PAS apart from the wholesale industry is our on-site services.

We have a highly skilled, certified technical support team that can perform a wide variety of work at your facility including:

  • Certified VFD start-up for extended warranty coverage
  • VFD trouble-shooting and repair
  • IEEE-519 harmonics testing
  • Motor vibration testing
  • Motor/pump alignment

Precision Automation Systems is a family-owned and operated business based right here in Idaho. We value the relationships we have formed with our customers over the past 45 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to get to know you.

Here at PAS, we don’t just sell products, we solve problems!

– Randy Purdy & Pat Purdy –

Meet the PAS Team

Dave Bruce

Dave Bruce

Service Manager

Dave has been with the PAS partners for over a decade and has 12 years of experience in leadership roles.
Dave started in the panel shop in 2007, worked up to the production manager role for 3 years and ran the service department for 4 years. He has been programming and troubleshooting VFD’s his entire career with Precision. While there have been many brands of VFD’s, Dave specializes in ABB where he has received many certifications. While he is in a sales position, he is still working closely with the support staff to assist in technical support. He is a proud father of two beautiful daughters and is happily married to his wife since 2008.
He attended Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho. Dave holds the Industrial Rep Chair on the CWI Technical Advisory Committee.

Certifications:
Idaho Journeyman Electrical License
ABB ACS550 Start-up
ABB ACS550 DSP (warranty repair tech)
ABB ACS580 Start-up
ABB ACS800 DSP (warranty repair tech)
ABB ACS880 Start-up
ABB Drive Expert (ACS880)

Terrie Dickson

Terrie Dickson

Inside Sales & Tech Support

Terrie has worked with the PAS partners since 1999, and continues to work hard with the company. He is ABB Drive Certified Start up, and Mitsubishi Drive Certified Start up. He first worked as a service tech, then he became a Divisions Manager, and he now works in PAS with Inside Sales. He attended Eastern Idaho Technical College. Terrie is a hardworking father of 6, with 2 adopted sons, he is also a grandpa to 13 children.

Liz Swann

Liz Swann

Office Manager

Liz is a necessary member of the Purdy Enterprises Family. Liz has worked here with the Precision Family for 5 years, starting off part time she quickly moved up to full, and is now the Head Administrator for the PAS Support Team. She works behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly for the company, and does everything she can to help when any situation arises. Liz is the mother of 2 wonderful daughters, and enjoys golfing, paddle boarding, and running in her spare time.

Rob Dickson

Rob Dickson

Outside Sales

Rob started working here with the PAS Family 12 years ago and has worked his way from sweeping shop floors up to being in Outside Sales for PAS. He is ABB Certified Start Up, and has PLC Programming, Panel Production, Field Service & Inside Design all under his belt. Rob has a wife and they have been happily married for 10 years and is the son of Terrie Dickson who is also a part of the PAS team.

Pat Purdy

Pat Purdy

Owner/Partner

Pat is a Part Owner of the Precision Family businesses, with his brother Randy. He atteneded University Of Idaho, and graduated with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He previously worked with Honeywell Defense Avionics for 8 years in New Mexico, and returned home to Idaho in 1993 and managed Silver Creek Supply for 8 years before joining the Family Business in 2008. While he isn’t working here at Precision he is up in Picabo, ID on the family ranch, and helps out on the Board of Idaho Agriculture. Here at Precision Pat works with his brother Randy to oversee the operation, and keeps the business running smoothly. Pat has 2 kids and has been married to his wife Debra for 27 years.

Tom Young

Tom Young

Outside Sales

Tom is an original member of the Precision Family has been working here since the Precision Company started in 1999. When he started he was General Manager of a Precision shop, and in 2006 Tom moved to Twin Falls, ID to start working in Outside Sales for the company. He specifies in sales on Control Panels, Motors, and VFD System Automation Design. Tom is a has been married for 21 years and has three kids.

Randy Purdy

Randy Purdy

Owner/Partner

Randy is part owner of the Precision Family Business, with his brother Pat. He helped start the Precision businesses in 1999, and proceeded to lead it into the wholesale of irrigation products. Randy attended the University of Idaho studying computer science, he later received the Irrigation Association Certification in the late 80s. He started out in the family business with agricultural landscaping and then continued into the field of fabricating agricultural businesses. Randy works alongside his brother Pat to keep the Precision business running smoothly and staying up-to-date on the constant advances in the irrigation world. Randy has 4 wonderful children and has been married for 20 years.