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Bryan Powrozek

Bryan Powrozek

Senior Manager

As the leader of the firm's industrial automation group and host of The Sound of Automation podcast, Bryan helps owners free up cash flow and scale their businesses.

What is your area of focus?

I joined Clayton & McKervey after a dozen years working as a mechanical engineer. As a CPA, I have the opportunity to use my background in systems and processes on a regular basis to help growth-driven manufacturing and system integration companies compete in the marketplace.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 2011

What is the favorite part about your job?

I enjoy the ability to help clients maximize their investment in research and development to help drive business expansion.


  • Client accounting advisory services
  • Research & Experimentation Tax Credit project management
  • Start-up consulting and registrations
  • Accounting software selection and implementation
  • Financial reporting for privately held businesses
  • Tax and business consulting for privately held businesses
  • Individual US tax consulting


  • Post-Master Certificate in Accounting, Oakland University
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan


  • Automation Alley
  • Control System Integrators Association
  • Association for Advancing Automation
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Treasurer

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What is your favorite quote?
The difference between a successful person & others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but lack of will

If you had to choose a different job, what would it be?

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Move someplace warm and on the water

Articles by Bryan Powrozek

The Sound of Automation: You’re Not for Sale, but….

by Bryan Powrozek

M&A Trends in the Industrial Automation Space

Staying current in the automation sector can be challenging in a highly active economic climate unless your network includes people like Clint Bundy, a Managing Director at Bundy Group—a boutique advisory firm specializing in business sales, capital raises and acquisitions. 

by Bryan Powrozek

The Sound of Automation: Manufacturing and Technology

In this episode we talk with Chuck Werner, Manager of Operational Excellence at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.  The MMTC is a resource for companies to help them work ON their business not just IN it.  Listen to learn how manufacturing companies can make the right choices when implementing technology into their business.

by Bryan Powrozek

Business Valuation Matters: Here’s Why

You probably already know business value plays a key role in acquisitions, but did you know it can also boost profits? Learn why business value matters, when to start thinking about it, and ways to monitor and grow the value of your business—even if you aren’t ready to sell yet.  

by Bryan Powrozek

The Sound of Automation: Pathway to Industry 4.0

In this episode, we talk with Marty Groover, Partner and CTO in the Industry 4.0 practice of C5MI and author of Speed of Advance. Listen in to learn how your organization can use technology to forge your own pathway to Industry 4.0.

by Bryan Powrozek

Control Design Article: Leasing vs. Buying Equipment

Wondering about the pros and cons of leasing vs. buying equipment for your industrial automation company? Bryan Powrozek shares his thoughts in this issue of Control Design.

by Bryan Powrozek

The Sound of Automation: How IT Impacts Business Value

In this episode we talk with Brent Yax, CEO of Awecomm Technologies, specializing in IT management for small to mid-size companies. Brent and Bryan discuss how investing in cybersecurity and IT impacts the value of your company.

by Bryan Powrozek

Talking Industrial Automation: GPS for Your Business

On a recent episode of the CSIA Talking Industrial Automation podcast, Industrial Automation Leader Bryan Powrozek and Consulting Leader Ben Smith joined Clint Bundy of The Bundy Group and Jane Tereba of Capital Valuation Group for a discussion on business valuations.

by Bryan Powrozek

How to Become a Magnetic Organization

Industrial automation firms face serious competition for talent in 2022 and beyond. Industry trends pointing to higher customer demand in the years ahead combined with uncertainties about post-pandemic work norms will make it more challenging for employers to attract, retain and engage the workforce they’ll need to stay competitive. Here are three ways you can create a magnetic organization and become an employer of choice.

by Bryan Powrozek

The Sound of Automation: CSIA Benchmarking Report 2022

In this episode, we talk with Titus Crabb, President at Vertech and fellow member of the CSIA Benchmarking Committee along with host, Bryan Powrozek. They provide an overview of what the Benchmarking Committee does, the key findings that were to be presented at the 2022 CSIA Executive Conference, and discuss key KPIs businesses can use to drive decisions. 

by Bryan Powrozek

The Sound of Automation: Looking Ahead to CSIA 2022

In this episode we talk with Lisa Richter, Director of Industry Outreach and Growth at Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) . Lisa and Bryan look ahead to the CSIA Executive conference taking place in Denver, CO on June 27-30, 2022 and share with listeners what to expect, who will be there, and the discussion panel topics focusing on this years' theme "The Future of Work". 

by Bryan Powrozek

The Sound of Automation: The Future of Work

In this episode we talk about the future of work with Stephanie Murphy, Leadership Strategy Consultant from ADVISA. Stephanie and Bryan discuss what the post-Pandemic workplace looks like and strategies that companies are using to bring their organizations back to pre-Pandemic productivity levels.  It's not a one-size fits all process.

by Bryan Powrozek

The Sound of Automation Podcast

Industrial automation businesses are the driving force behind Industry 4.0, and Clayton & McKervey is here to help.

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