Control Engineering names its 2009 System Integrators of the Year

Control Engineering named three 2009 Automation System Integrators of the Year: Brock Solutions, JMP Engineering, and HiTech Control Systems. These three system integrators best demonstrated value in their respective revenue category with technical expertise, business skills, and customer satisfaction.

By Control Engineering Staff December 12, 2008
From left: Vivienne Ojala, Scott Shawyer, and Michael J. Shea represent their winning companies: Brock Solutions, JMP Engineering and HiTech Control Systems, respectively, the Control Engineering 2009 System Integrators of the Year.

Oak Brook, ILControl Engineering named three 2009 Automation System Integrators of the Year. Automation system integrators are
Examples include control, robotic, and test system integrators as well as automated machine builders and some multi-disciplinary engineering firms. Even a few of the automation industry’s equipment vendors qualify as system integrators, since they offer application engineering services to complement their product lines.
That covers a lot of companies, from independent consulting firms to large multi-national engineering contractors. And Control Engineering invited all of them to compete for System Integrator of the Year honors.
And the winners are
Scores of companies entered. Here are the winners in their respective annual revenue classes. Links provide more information

HiTech Control Systems

(up to $10 million in revenue category);

JMP Engineering

($10 to $25 million in revenue category); and

Brock Solutions

(more than $25 million in revenue category).
These three system integrators best demonstrated their value with technical expertise, business skills, and customer satisfaction. The Control Engineering panel of judges chose the winners and eight finalists based on portfolios submitted by each. Again this year, membership in the Control System Integrator Association (CSIA) and CSIA certification figured prominently in the decisions. All CSIA-certified integrators have demonstrated to a third-party auditor that they have and use established business procedures.
Overall, the judges said they were impressed by the dedication to customer satisfaction professed by so many of the entrants and demonstrated by customer testimonials. A desire to finish every job properly, as well as profitably, was a common theme. Several of the winners and finalists expressed a similar interest in keeping their employees happy, as well.
For more about the winners, the finalists, judges, related articles and other companies in the directory, watch for the posted version of the 2009 Automation Integrator Guide mailed with the December North American print edition of Control Engineering . online directory Automation Integrator Guide at www.controleng.com/integrators ).
–  David Greenfield , editorial director
Control Engineering News Desk
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