Superior co-founder and president Rick Pierro will continue as president of Superior Controls’ life sciences solutions vertical, reporting to E-Tech CEO Ralph Carter, and will also join E-Tech's board. Superior will retain its name and maintain the company’s focus in serving the life sciences industry. Superior Controls is a life sciences control system integrator of custom industrial automation and IT solutions with 135 engineers and professionals on the east and west coasts.
E-Tech was founded in 1993 and is owned by Falfurrias Capital Partners (FCP), a Charlotte, N.C.-based private equity firm. E-Tech reports that it also bought Glenmount Global Services in Austin, Texas, in October 2018. Similarly, Superior Controls merged with Banks Integration Group in April 2017. The parties explain this latest acquisition is a strategic move by FCP to enhance the strengths and growth opportunities of its three industrial automation subsidiaries. By adding Superior Controls, E-Tech becomes a provider of automation software and systems integration and engineering design services with approximately 400 employees, including 350 engineers.
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