Exton, Pa. – CSIA, the Control System Integrators Association, achieved new heights during 2007 in total membership, new members, and global presence, Executive Director Norman O’Leary has announced. During the year, CSIA surpassed the 300-member level and added 59 new members, a one-year record. It also extended its global reach to encompass North, Central, and South America, Europe, from the United Kingdom to the Czech Republic, the Middle East, Australia;and Asia, including control system integrators in China, India, Japan and Russia.
“Our expanded mass and reach will enable CSIA to provide members even more valuable business tools and opportunities to facilitate their delivery of the key automation services that manufacturers worldwide need to grow,” O’Leary said.
“Our continuing growth further strengthens our status as the premier organization worldwide for system integrators specializing in automating industrial and manufacturing applications,” added Robert Zeigenfuse, chairman of CSIA’s Executive Board and president of CSIA member Advanced Automation. “It is no coincidence that we made such dramatic progress during the year in which we reached a very important milestone – the achievement by our 100th member of 'Certified' status.
"Our Certified members,” he continued, “bring to their projects a proven set of business management capabilities – beyond their acknowledged technical superiority – confirmed by the rigorous audit process that leads to certification. The certification program was established by CSIA in 2002 to recognize and verify the performers in system integration and help end users minimize the risk associated with selecting an integrator for an automation project.”