51 system integrators reach CSIA's Gold Tier level

The Control and Information System Integrators Association (CSIA) reports that 51 of its member firms have achieved "Gold Tier" distinction in the association's registered member program. This Gold Tier group also includes CSIA's first European members to earn registered member status.


The Control and Information System Integrators Association (CSIA) reports that 51 of its member firms have achieved ''Gold Tier'' distinction in the association's registered member program. This Gold Tier group also includes CSIA's first European members to earn registered member status.


CSIA says this level of Gold Tier membership marks a major milestone in the registered member program, and reflects a 100% increase in companies earning the distinction just one year earlier. Gold Tier members include CSIA members that have passed the association's best practices and benchmarks registration process. The intensive audit process is conducted by an outside auditing firm, which measures a system integrator's performance in seven business areas: business development, financial management, general management, human resources, project management, quality management and technical management.


''These companies truly serve as the gold standard for control and information system integrators worldwide, and this is a fact given real dimension by the inclusion of four European system integrators among our Gold Tier of registered members,'' says Robert Reinhart, CSIA's chairman. ''All have clearly demonstrated their understanding and acceptance of what it takes to be good businesspeople in addition to being superior technologists.''


The Gold Tier group of CSIA registered members includes:


  • Advanced Automation Associates Inc. (Exton, PA)

  • Advanced Integration Group (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Advanced Measurements Inc. (Calgary, AB, Canada)

  • Ai Control Systems, Inc. (Reading, PA)

  • Alfautomazione S-r-l (Milan, Italy)

  • Applied Control Technology (Texarkana, AR)

  • Applied Industrial Automation (North Charleston, SC)

  • Automation Horizons, Inc. (Des Plaines, IL)

  • Automation Systems and Control Inc. (Marion, IA)

  • Bachelor Controls Inc. (Lenexa, KS)

  • Bay-Tec Engineering (Napa, CA)

  • BCS (Tonawanda, NY)

  • Cal-Bay Systems Inc. (San Rafael, CA)

  • Control Manufacturing Co. (Napa, CA)

  • Controls Link, Inc. (Sewickley, PA)

  • Data Science Automation (Canonsburg, PA)

  • Emerson Process Management, P&W Solutions (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Engineered Energy Systems Inc. (Livingston, NJ)

  • Frakes Engineering Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)

  • Frank Electric Corporation Inc. (York, PA)

  • GES Technology (Harrisburg, PA)

  • Instrument Control Systems Inc. (Plymouth, MN)

  • Integrated Control Systems (South Burlington, VT)

  • Interstates Control Systems Inc. (Sioux Center, IA)

  • Kim Automation (Minneapolis, MN)

  • Kim Controls of Texas Inc. (Austin, TX)

  • Konrad Technology GmbH (Radolfzell, Germany)

  • Loman Control Systems (Lititz, PA)

  • Martin Control Systems Inc. (Grove City, OH)

  • Matrix Technologies Inc. (Maumee, OH)

  • measX GmbH & Co. (Moenchengladbach, Germany)

  • Neddam Software Technologies (Albany, NY)

  • Optimation Technology Inc. (Rush, NY)

  • Patti Engineering Inc. (Auburn Hills, MI)

  • PCS Utilidata (Spokane, WA)

  • PCT Engineered Systems LLC (Davenport, IA)

  • Pro-Tech Engineering Inc. (Akron, OH)

  • Quantum Controls Inc. (Plymouth, MI)

  • QDS Systems Inc. (Baton Rouge, LA)

  • Qualimatest SA (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • RBB Systems Inc. (Shreve, OH)

  • Revere Control Systems (Birmingham, AL)

  • RoviSys Company (Aurora, OH)

  • Stone Technologies Inc. (St. Louis, MO)

  • Superior Controls, Inc. (Plaistow, NH)

  • Tegron, LLC (Longview, TX)

  • Total Systems Design, Inc. (West Chester, PA)

  • TransAmerican Automation Inc. (Bridgeville, PA)

  • TVC Systems (Portsmouth, NH)

  • VI Technology (Austin, TX)

  • Viewpoint Systems Inc. (Rochester, NY)


''The registration process, announced by CSIA in late 2000, has two missions,'' adds Reinhart. ''One is to assist users in evaluating and selecting integration firms, and two is to provide control and information system integrators a means to evaluate and continuously improve their own businesses. The honored Gold Tier class has clearly shown its commitment to the control and information system integration community.''


—Jim Montague, news editor, Control Engineering, jmontague@reedbusiness.com


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