Tucker Auto-Mation Holdings USA, LLC was founded on January 13th, 2013 by Patrick Mercier, currently serving as President/CEO of the company. The vision of Tucker Auto-Mation group of companies is to control manufacturing with distribution in key geographical markets. Tucker Auto-Mation supplies all types of swinging, sliding, folding and revolving automatic doors, using its distribution sales channels for applications that include airports, supermarkets, convenience stores, hotels, office buildings etc.
Patrick Mercier is the founder and former CEO of B.E.A. Inc., a manufacturer of motion and presence sensors for automatic doors. He became Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000 in the High Technology field and BEA was ranked # 280 as one of the fastest growing companies in 1995 across ALL industries in the USA (905% over 5 years). His engineering skills, paired with his creative marketing strategies, allowed him to build a strong reputation in the automatic door industry around the world. B.E.A., Inc. sales in the USA far outpaced his European counterparts and he became CEO of the worldwide operations, instrumental in opening up the Tokyo and Beijing sales and manufacturing offices. Patrick, and his partners, sold the company in 2002, after developing the USA/Canada market for 15 years. He left in 2004 with a commanding market share. Today, B.E.A has become synonymous of top quality, most innovative technology to detect people and known for its total customer centric attitudes. B.E.A. products are now specified all across North America.
Armed with his knowledge of the market, the industry, the product, and most importantly, the people associated with the door business, Tucker Auto-Mation hired the best and most experienced team and is now challenging its competition by creating a brand new door paradigm! Counting people, providing security cameras and opening doors safely with the most state of the art technology puts the Tucker Auto-Mation door in the category of a "SMART" door.
Architects will receive positively the news of his forward thinking ideas to integrate security cameras, traffic counting into the same door that can be monitored from any remote location.
Tucker Auto-Mation is, by far, the most customer centric organization in the entire door industry, and the caliber of staff hired is a testimony of that philosophy. Customers, end users and distributors will, once again, be pampered as they should be.
If there is any architect, end user, or distributor that would want to meet Patrick Mercier regarding a problem, a question, or an issue,
please call him at 1-855-8-TUCKER or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“ ALL for One, ONE for all!” Team spirit
“Can DO” attitude ! Positive behavior
Respect of self and others! Emotional intelligence
“Eye towards the future”! Vision
“Live the DREAM and have FUN doing it”! Passion
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Patrick is the founder and CEO of Tucker Auto-Mation. Being the former CEO of BEA, Patrick pioneered the door sensor business that is used today. Patrick took his same innovative spirit into the door manufacturing business and founder a company distinct from the competition. He became Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the High Technology Field in 2000 and was ranked #280 as one of the fastest growing companies in 1995 across all US industries. His engineering skills paired with his creative marketing strategies allowed him to build a strong reputation in the automatic door industry around the world. Today, armed with his knowledge of the market, the industry, the product and most importantly, the people associated with the door business, he proudly leads Tucker Auto-Mation’s legacy.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Jude Abraham joins Tucker Auto-Mation most recently from Nemacolin Woodlands. At Nemacolin, Jude immediately confronted the monumental task of configuring and integrating investment in new technology resort-wide. Jude quickly put Nemacolin back on track by getting financial reporting in place and stabilizing system performance. Specializing in process improvement, working capital management and employee development/team building, Jude is a results-oriented CFO able to execute deliverables “in the trenches” while keeping focus on the organization’s strategic objectives.
Jude started his career working in various, ever progressive roles with Fortune 500 Companies such as Marriott International and PNC Financial Services, where Jude led teams, created financial reporting, budgets and performed treasury management functions.
In 2001, Jude joined BEA when the organization was beginning its phenomenal ascent as a world-class manufacturing company. In his role as Controller for North America, Jude supported Patrick Mercier and BEA through a period of fast growth and eventual sale to Halma PLC.
Jude’s diverse experience also includes 6 years at Hempfield Area School District as the Business Manager and Chief Financial Officer. The experience of running an $84m institutional public-sector enterprise overseeing all areas of operations, business and facilities provided Jude with experience in RFP development and response, regulatory reporting, familiarity with federal and state funding avenues and the ability to comfortably communicate with public sector governing Boards of Directors.
Jude possesses an MBA from Robert Morris University (2000) and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management with emphasis in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh (1992). Jude lives in North Huntingdon with his wife Kelly and son, Nathan.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Thomas is a 20-year veteran of the automatic door industry where he has designed a large variety of functions, ranging from sensor solutions to controls and drives and manufacturing processes. He brings a wealth of practical experience designing highly reliable, high volume and cost effective mechanics and electronics to be deployed in harsh environments. Thomas co-founded Tucker Auto-Mation with Patrick Mercier in January 2013. He led the initial technology development at Tucker, focusing on swing door solutions and manufacturing process. He now focuses on advanced technologies at the company, bringing IT into the door. Thomas received his mechanical engineering and computer science degrees from ITR, Switzerland in 1995.
Product Development Manager (PDM)
Joe one of the Tucker Auto-Mation Team original members, has been in the automatic door industry since 1989. Prior to his initiation into the industry, Joe served 8 years in the US Air Force as a Tactical Aircraft Specialist. After his Honorable Discharge, Joe honed his training and took his discipline full throttle to become one of the industry’s leaders and experts in technology, safety and security. He has held multiple leadership and management positions at leading competitors in the US and Canada, including BEA, Inc, Door Control Services, Inc, and Carolina Door Controls. He is an AAADM Certified inspector and trainer and has published articles in Doors & Hardware Magazine, Construction Specifier Magazine and Chain Store Magazine. Joe’s vision and expertise makes Tucker’s Technical Support and Product Development the best of the best!
Clark J. Johnson
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Clark's 30-year professional career includes 10 years as Market President or Managing Director and more than 20 years of senior management level experience leading companies in the facilities management field. Mr. Johnson has spent much of the past 25 years starting, growing and leading companies in the emerging markets. He has been a Senior Executive responsible for business in North America, China, Thailand, Korea, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and India. Clark and his wife and children have completed several overseas assignments. They lived 16 years overseas, in countries such as India, China, Korea and Germany.
He has practical experience on both sides of cross boarder merger and acquisition transactions. He has managed business units from start-up to a scale of several thousand employees and has provided country level leadership through post merger integration of several business units in China and Brazil. During those years, his roles included key responsibilities for strategy and execution in 3 key areas: New Lines of Business and New Markets, Technology and Innovation and Operational Excellence and Lean Quality Practices.
He is noted for his ability to lead Manufacturing, Facility Services and IT & Technology solutions businesses and has considerable experience in the Education, Healthcare, Retails and Industrial markets.