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Adaptive Innovations

About Us

Adaptive is a custom equipment designer and machine builder that specializes in precision automation systems and custom test equipment. Our engineers have outstanding manufacturing knowledge, tooling design prowess and software/controls expertise. The diverse background and deep experience of our team has culminated into superior capabilities, enabling us to adapt to and support the ever changing demands of manufacturing.

Building and integrating systems for customers in nearly every industrial sector, we leverage our dynamic knowledge gained from each industry to provide efficient, insightful, and creative automated systems. Driving the integration of technology into industrial machinery, Adaptive is constantly advancing its solutions to provide customers with the most capable and flexible solutions available. Adaptive’s advanced experience in test systems is often integrated into our automation systems, bridging the gap between production and quality.

The designs of our automated systems drive the evolution of modern manufacturing, streamlining processes, improving quality, and reducing overhead. We are proud to be an evolving world class integrator, prominent test equipment provider, and a trusted industry partner with a renowned customer base. We are committed to providing exceptional service, leading edge equipment designs, outstanding quality and ongoing service our customers can count on.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to apply technology and advanced engineering solutions to solve complex manufacturing challenges for our customers. We are committed to providing outstanding quality, exceptional customer service and ongoing support that our customer can always count on.

Our Culture

Adaptive consists of a team of professional problem solvers with a passion to develop solutions that drive success in manufacturing. Our team is a close knit group with strong friendships and deep bonds connected through common values. We treat our customers, our colleagues, and our suppliers with respect, honesty and integrity. Our environment is fast moving, highly technical, and constantly changing. An environment in which we encourage creativity, collaboration, and innovation. We take our work and the difficult challenges of being an integrator very seriously; yet we have a lot of fun doing it. We have one of the greatest jobs in the world, working with some of the most advanced technologies available and some of the most forward thinking engineers we have encountered. Success is shared and is the direct result of teamwork. We live, work, and play in beautiful Colorado and the conversations around the water cooler entail stories of outdoor adventures. Our office is dog friendly, keeping the office climate relaxing and on the lighter side of serious.

Quality Management

Adaptive has made a corporate commitment to quality that is unsurpassed in the industry. Our Quality Management System follows the guidelines established by ISO 9001:2008, but our practices far exceed these requirements. Our ultimate goal is to achieve customer satisfaction. To build machines that meet and exceed performance requirements. We promise to our customers to select the most appropriate and best available components for the tasks our machines perform. Our commitment is to “make it right”, and if it’s not, to keep improving until it is. We stand behind our machines and our customers, and work hard to deliver on our promises. Our goal is to continuously improve and to become the partner our customers trust and rely on.

Quality at Adaptive is systematic. Our quality process begins with the development of the initial solution and is carried through each project by the application of proven and advanced quality control tools.

QualitY Methods

Spec Generation

Generation of a comprehensive design & performance specification

FMEA Application

Application of design and process FMEA’s

Design Review Practice

Engineering centric design methods with an extensive design review practice

Partner Alignment

Alignment with world class partners and vendor base

Process Control & Testing

Application of statistical process controls and test methodologies

Robustness Testing

Rigorous test procedures to elevate machine robustness.

Team Training

The application of continuous process improvements and cross team training on lessons learned.

Executive Team

Mike Abdella

Mike Abdella

Chief Executive Officer

Mike is a dynamic business leader and mechanical engineer with a distinguished 25 year career in manufacturing. Drawing from extensive experience in leadership, engineering, manufacturing and sales, Mike is at the cornerstone of Adaptive’s operational excellence. Focusing his efforts on market strategy, business growth, new client acquisition, client retention and operations management, Mike is involved in nearly all aspects of the business. Before joining Adaptive, Mike spent nearly 10 years working in the Automotive industry as a design & manufacturing engineer and international program manager.

Outside of work Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. Mike is an avid Mt. biker, snowboarder and ice hockey player and enjoys an active lifestyle.

Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson

Chief Operating Officer

Scott brings over 20 years of experience to his dual role as Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer for Adaptive Innovations Corporation. Prior to founding Adaptive Innovations in 2002, Mr. Robinson was directly responsible for the creation and growth of the engineering services group for a reliability test equipment manufacturer. He started his career at Los Alamos National Laboratory and then moved to Mason and Hanger where he lead interagency design and process development teams for the manufacture of weapon systems.

Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Master in Business Administration from Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver.

Andy Brayton

Andy Brayton

Director of Engineering

Andy started at Adaptive Innovations in 2005 and is now a partner and Director of Engineering. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Engineering. His love of tinkering with anything mechanical began at the age of 12 when he took his parents abandoned 1963 VW bug and got it running again.

Born and raised in Colorado, Andy’s interests include four-wheeling in the mountains in his vintage Ford Bronco with his 165 pound Newfoundland, Nova, at his side. He is also a gunsmith and excellent target and skeet shooter, as well as having a private pilot’s license.

Leadership Team



Mechanical Engineer | Shop Manager


Office Manager


Mechanical Engineer | Team Lead

Sales & Marketing Team



Sales Manager


Creative Director

Mechanical Team


Mechanical Project Engineer


Mechanical Design Engineer



Mechanical Design Engineer

Controls Team


Senior Controls Engineer Contorls Team Lead



Senior Controls Engineer


Electrical Controls Engineer