Joseph Etris

Joseph Etris

Engineer / Data Analyst

Continental Powertrain

After almost a decade of service as lieutenant for Greenville County Department of Public Safety, Joseph joined Continental with the goal to bring investigatory analysis, edge development, and data-driven approach to the Fountain Inn manufacturing facility. While at the county, Joseph and the IS developer were able to rapidly design and codevelop several automation programs, including applications to identify offenders for DNA collection and models to assess offender risk.  Collaborating with multiple non-profit organizations, his team used historical data to secure multiple grants establishing programs to assist military veterans and juveniles.  Joseph currently leads a small team in Fountain Inn focused on customized app development utilizing a cloud-based operating system.  He understands that as more and more IIoT devices become connected and as computing moves closer to the “edge,” there will follow a convergence of IT, engineering, and the shop floor.  The Fountain Inn team has begun to digitalize the plant and integrate edge applications to reduce energy consumption and emission levels.