CSIA names José Rivera as organization’s CEO

José M. Rivera has accepted the position of CEO for the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) and will assume the role starting March 23. He was selected after a task force composed of five system integrators that went through a wide search by a task force composed of five system integrators. He has previously worked for Schneider Electric, Emerson Electric, and Siemens.

By CSIA March 18, 2015

José M. Rivera has accepted the position of CEO for the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). He was selected after a wide search was conducted by a task force composed of five system integrators. Rivera has had a successful global career in the automation industry working in six countries—most often with a regional or global role.

During his tenure as Senior Vice President Strategy and Communications, Industry Business at Schneider Electric in France, Rivera realigned the automation business and the overall company energy efficiency direction. He crafted and executed the strategy to penetrate the process automation market, first through an alliance with a leading process automation supplier, later through the acquisition of Invensys plc in 2014.

Prior to Schneider Electric, Rivera had an 11-year career at Emerson Electric in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Puerto Rico. He was involved with the product line, general, and regional sales management roles for the process automation market. He started his career as a sales engineer with Siemens in Costa Rica with later assignments in Germany.

He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and MS and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. Rivera will assume his role on March 23. Rivera will travel to the CSIA offices in Madison, Wisconsin in April to meet with outgoing CEO Bob Lowe and President Lynda Patterson in advance of the organization’s Executive Conference, which begins April 29 in Washington, D.C.

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