Edward Neff is the founder and CEO of SMAC Moving Coil Actuators. He founded SMAC Corporation in 1990 in Carlsbad, Calif. SMAC has grown to become a global leader in moving coil technology and the largest manufacturer of moving coil actuators. Neff has spent more than 40 years in the automation field and has managed automation companies in Belgium, Japan and the USA. He holds more than 40 patents. Neff grew up in Birmingham, Mich., and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He’s a retired international rugby player and enjoys watching the Wales national team.