CSIA: The Clan Enlarges! #csia #systemintegration #pauto #mfg #manufacturing #automation #certification

CSIA has made the difference between a profession and a bunch of guys who nailed "I R Integrator" up on their garages. CSIA Certification should be the minimum (yes, I said MINIMUM) criterion for any end user or EPC to use to engage a control system integrator. To become a CSIA Certified member, a member company must pass an intensive audit process with stringent performance standards categories in nine categories: general management, financial management, project management, quality management, technical management, human resources management and marketing, business development and sales management. Certified members are re-audited every three years and recertified if they meet current performance standards. The certification criteria is spelled out in CSIA’s Best Practices and Benchmarks, the accepted roadmap for system integrators committed to delivering the level of quality, performance and long-term support their customers expect.  

So it is always nice to see who's been certified, re-certified, and which vendors have newly elected to support the organization.

From CSIA, then:

CSIA Announces Member News


June 3, 2011, MADISON, Wis. – The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) announces that the following member companies recently became recertified or new members

Newly recertified:
• Concept Systems, Inc., Albany, Ore., and Seattle, Wash.
• ECS Solutions, Inc., Evansville, Ind.
• Pro Tech Systems Group, Akron, Ohio
• VI Engineering, Inc., Farmington Hills, Mich. 


New associate members:
• ATO Inzenjering D.O.O, Osijek , Croatia
• Calhoun & Poxon Co., Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.
• CIM Industrial Systems A/S, Hoersholm, Denmark
• Good Manufacturing Practices, Inc., Exton, Pa.
• Hunt Guillot & Associates, LLC, Ruston, La.
• LT Software Solutions, Inc., Portsmouth, N.H.
• Polaris Automation, Inc., Columbus, Ohio

New participating member:
iCommand Systems, Inc., Feeding Hills, Mass.

New partner members:
• Automation Sales & Marketing Exchange, Norton, Mass.
• Balluff, Inc., Florence, Ky.
• Harting, Inc. of North America, Elgin, Ill.
• Koester Metals, Inc., Defiance, Ohio
• Red Lion Controls, York, Pa.
• Yokogawa, Sugar Land, Texas