AKA The Systems Sorcerer
When Next Big Crop clients have an idea of what they want but don’t know how to get it out of their heads and into a workable operation, it’s time for them to meet Systems Engineer Aaron Mullins.
“Basically, I make all of the stuff talk to each other and play nice,” Aaron, who is a certified electrical journeyman, says. “There are a hundred different ways that can happen, and so it’s my job to figure out which way will work best for this set of conditions and circumstances, and then be the systems integrator to get them all working together.”
Over his 14 years of electrical and automation systems work, Aaron has been responsible for the successful maintenance, installation and repair of motors, equipment and control systems in businesses, factories, warehouses and government buildings. It’s his teaching background as a journeyman educator, though, that makes it so easy for him to break down the complex structures so that everyone can understand them. Since Aaron joined the Next Big Crop team in 2016, he’s been instrumental in designing and installing facilities from 10,000 to more than 200,000 square feet.
When he isn’t maximizing efficiency and production, Aaron — who’s originally from Gillette, Wyoming, but now calls Denver home — can be found jumping out of airplanes or off the top of a hotel on an Acapulco beach. Naturally. “I moved to Colorado in 2009, and it was just so beautiful, I had to stay,” he says. “But I always say that I like to play with parachutes, and I like to travel, and so when I get to combine those two things, it’s pretty cool.”