Guy Weitzman has lived in St. Louis just three weeks, but he’s already one of the city’s most enthusiastic boosters.
Weitzman, a native of Israel, moved here last month with his wife and two children. With him came the headquarters of Atomation, a three-year-old company that connects “dumb” objects, such as factory equipment or wooden poles, to the internet.
Weitzman first visited St. Louis last year to follow up on contacts he made through GlobalSTL, an initiative that aims to connect local companies with innovators in other countries. That trip proved fruitful, and he returned in January to sign a deal to place wireless sensors on some of Ameren’s utility poles.