Eli Evankovich, a native of Murrysville, Pa., joined Premier Automation as the Chief Executive Officer in 2018. He began his professional career at the US Steel Mon Valley Works. Eli advanced through multiple positions of increasing management responsibility in Accounting and Financial Analysis. In 2010, while at US Steel, he successfully ran for an elected position as a Representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
During his tenure as a lawmaker, Eli focused his efforts primarily on issues that affect the manufacturing job economy in Pennsylvania. In 2012, he founded the Pennsylvania Bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus intended to bring awareness to policies that effect manufacturers throughout Pennsylvania. Shortly after being elected to his fourth term, despite his successful legislative accomplishments, he voluntarily announced that he would not seek a fifth term.
Eli’s passion in organizational leadership, the future of manufacturing and ensuring American global competitiveness underscore the mission of Premier Automation as a nationwide leader in enabling companies to innovate through technology.
He serves on the Board of Directors for: Catalyst Connection and the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute (ARM – Carnegie Mellon University).
Eli is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.Eli, his wife Heather and their 3 children Mia, Elissa and John live nearby his family cattle farm which he still operates.