Matt Chmiel has come a long way since being raised in the heart of Illinois's Amish Country. Unfortunately, the Amish don’t care much for computer-thingy-ma-bobs that run on electricity. He left home to pursue a degree in computers, dreaming to be the next Bill Gates. After several years in the industry, he saw the appeal of Silicon Valley but still desired a touch of that small-town charm, so naturally, he ended up in the Silicon Bayou. Techneaux introduced him to the world of SCADA and gave him a chance to start a unit specializing in custom-fit software solutions.