Our CSIA Audit Clients

Exotek has conducted CSIA audits for hundreds of companies in the systems integration industry throughout the world to validate and improve their business practices.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Markus Solbach, Noffz

Working with Exotek and CSIA gave us the right input to cross the hurdles of a growing company. Identify some gaps and working on improvements was the big benefit for us, including comparison with the CSIA detailed best practices matrix/point system. You go through your entire company in detail and it opens your eyes when you do. We will continue the collaboration with Exotek and CSIA to even improve and get better in our challenging system integrator business.

Markus Solbach
Managing Partner, Noffz
Alan Smith, Amfax

The support, insight and vision offered by Exotek during the thorough audits provided an action plan for our improvements.  We raised our quality approvals and standards, and achieved ‘partner’ status rather than ‘preferred supplier’ with a number of our major accounts. I would say that Exotek’s guidance has been instrumental in the changes that will transform our company, and to ensure that the growth is sustained.

Alan Smith
Managing Director, Amfax
VI Engineering Logo

Exotek engaged us with the CSIA audits and provided great guidance on Best Practices and helpful ideas on stabilizing our business model and organization. We adopted metrics for use in our Project approach and overall performance and our monthly reviews which he has consistently attended and helped with improvements in our use of review time.

Bob Jacobs
Founder and Board Chairman, VI Engineering, Inc.
Esperanza Rojas

We are living in a changing world with new realities that forces us to find new mechanisms to work even more efficiently. So we must re-align our strategies to reach our objectives. Since 2013, Gersa Monterrey has adopted CSIA Best Practices and trust it as a method to meet our organizational expectations. Being CSIA Certified positions our business for sustainability and growth. While we would have preferred an on-site audit, we chose a remote audit from Exotek given the current pandemic situation. It was as great an experience and appreciate this new approach for re-certification.

Esperanza Rojas
Administrative Manager, Gersa
Tim Foerster

Using their depth of experience, Exotek turns the audit into a valuable consultative experience to guide our next steps in improving our business. Bringing an outside perspective from a deeply knowledgeable and respected third party, the audit gets at the truth of your company’s strengths and weaknesses, which must be the foundation for authentic improvement moving forward.

Tim Foerster
VP of Operations, Concentric Integration
Ron Rich

Polytron has a long-standing relationship with Exotek starting with our first certification audit in 2013, said Ron Rich, President of Polytron, “We continue to choose Exotek because of the great experience that we have had with them over the years, and more importantly, because they add value to our organization with each audit. In preparation for each audit, we focus on our processes and the involvement of a broad team.  We strive to be a continuously learning organization, and we gain valuable knowledge in the audit that helps us to refine and improve our processes for our current and future business. Re-certification gives us a repeatable framework for benchmarking our business processes against the best practices for our industry.

Ron Rich
President, Polytron, Inc.
Stacey Rodvelt, Bachelor Controls, Inc.

Given Exotek’s stellar reputation and extensive experience working with other systems integrators, their audit gives us the best opportunity to utilize the shared knowledge of the entire CSIA community. Preparing for the audits is a driver for continuous improvement in our organization.

Stacey Rodvelt
COO, Bachelor Controls
Eric Schaefer

We value the CSIA Best Practices and Benchmarks as a guidebook to the best path to success for all that we do as a business. We have based
our continuous improvement program and many of our growth programs on them. The audit is a critical component of that plan as it sets a cadence to our outside review and insight that we are getting better and our improvements are being adopted within the company. The market and our business continues to evolve and continuing our re-certifications is
vital to us as a test and validation of improving our business so that we can ensure that we will be a thriving business most importantly for our people but also for our current and future customers. Exotek and specifically Brian Mullen, has conducted our audits over the +20 years and that helps in a couple of ways; Brian has already looked behind the curtain, knows manyof our people, our processes, and our culture so he can pinpoint our weaknesses and not only audit our processes but have deep conversations about our business needs.”

Eric Schaefer
President, Stone Technologies
Jason Yanity

Outbound chose Exotek as their auditors due to their professionalism and experience.  During our first audit as well as the recertification, it wasn’t just about passing a bar, it was finding ways that we could improve our internal processes even more.  We don’t see recertification as the goal, it’s just the validation that our processes are sound and that they are followed.  We look forward to our next recertification audit in three years.

Jason Yanity
Operations Manager, Outbound Technologies
Mauro Arigossi

We have been CSIA-certified since 2003, and this latest successful audit further demonstrates the effectiveness of our organization and our commitment to the highest standards of operations and providing the support our customers expect, matching the excellence of our products. Alongside our ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certifications, this latest accreditation will make it easier to choose Alfamation when high-quality automated functional & optical test systems are required.”

Mauro Arigossi
CEO, Alfamation
Bob Patrick

We have used Exotek as our CSIA auditing firm for each of the 8 audits.  Brian is very knowledgeable with regards to all aspects of the business.  Brian’s history with our organization provides the benefit of knowing where to focus (areas for improvement) versus sections where we are stronger as a company. The CSIA audits are one of the key feedback data points that drive our continuous improvement process.  The input that Brian provides helps us focus our efforts to improving our standards, training, and procedures. As an organization we believe we are always striving to better the organization.  It is also important to recognize that what may have worked 20 years ago doesn’t today.  Similar to keeping up with new technology, businesses should continue to evaluate their processes.  The CSIA benchmarks are a great reference point for any systems integrator.

Bob Patrick
Vice President of Engineering, Superior Controls
Jeremy Anderson

Evaluating ourselves against the highest standards in our industry is key to providing the best service to our clients.  Therefore, the CSIA Certification process is highly valuable, as is utilizing the best auditor.In choosing an auditor, we wanted to work with the firm that we, and many of our peers, consider to be the best – Exotek.  From our first audit in 2012 through today, Exotek has provided the PDA team with the ‘how’ of achieving certification and the ‘why’.  We have left each audit with actionable steps and a clear understanding of the continuous improvement to achieve our strategic vision – to be the source of knowledge on, and provision of, Automation and Digitalization solutions for the food and beverage industries.

Jeremy Anderson
President, Process and Data Automation
Sam Hoff

The Exotek Team have been closely associated with our industry for well over a quarter century. Their analysis and feedback is invaluable. Even though we passed, there is always room for improvement and the audit is great at identifying those areas. As Peter Drucker pointed out, ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.’ So, having Exotek perform a triennial audit is great way measuring yourself against the CSIA Best Practices and Benchmarks.

Sam Hoff
President/CEO, Patti Engineering
Frank B. Riordan, DMC, Inc.

Don Roberts and Exotek provide so much more than the assessment. DMC is a better company because of our involvement with Exotek and Don’s consulting.

Frank Riordan
President, DMC
Eduardo Acosta

We decided on Exotek to be our auditing firm because the firm experience in the CSIA Certification and the quality of its Auditors. We have relied on Exotek since our first Audit in 2009. There are a myriad of benefits from being audited and reaudited. The most relevant are:

  • Keeping up with the organizational evolution of the company.
  • Improvement tips in every aspect of the organization.
  • The benchmark with the top tier of integrators worldwide.
  • Self-evaluate and identify improvement opportunities in our processes.
  • Raising the bar and assess the evolution of our company every three years
Eduardo Acosta
Owner, Omnicon
Helmer Muñoz Valderrama

We want to perform like the best companies in the world. While meeting ISO and Safety requirements are important, we are learning a lot from CSIA about the management of our system integration projects. By validating our capabilities against industry standards, we demonstrate our ability to deliver quality solutions in other countries. For us an audit is a continuous learning process, and Exotek has been part of it, bringing experience to improve our system. Thank you for all the time, you both take to help others getting better every day.

Helmer Muñoz Valderrama
Gerente, Kamati
Eugenio D'Ursi

Automate has appreciated your collaboration during these months in getting the certification. Your assistance has made this process easier and your advice has been very helpful. I know that we are just at the beginning of this path and for sure we will be needing your support again.

Eugenio D’Ursi
C.E.O., Automate S.r.l. (Italy)

Where Our Clients are Located

North America
CompanyLocationCertifications
Bachelor ControlsSabetha, KS8
Superior ControlsSeabrook, NH8
Data Science AutomationPittsburgh, PA7
ESCO Automation – MarionMarion, IA7
Interstates Control SystemsSioux Center, IA7
Matrix TechnologiesMaumee, OH7
RoviSysAurora, OH7
A-C Technology SolutionsFresno, CA6
Concept Systems – AlbanyAlbany, OR6
Huffman EngineeringLincoln, NE6
Integrity Integration ResourcesPlano, TX6
Loman Control SystemsLancaster, PA6
Martin Control SystemsPlain City, OH6
Patti EngineeringAuburn Hills, MI6
ProUsysBakersfield, CA6
QDS SystemsBaon Rouge, LA6
Stone TechnologiesChesterfield, MO6
Tesco ControlsSacramento, CA6
Avid SolutionsWinston-Salem NC5
Callisto IntegrationOntario, CAN5
Concept Systems – SeattleSeattle, WA5
CYMI IndustrialTX5
DMCChicago, IL5
ECS SolutionsEvansville, IN5
ESEMarshfield, WI5
Industrial Automation ConsultingThree Forks, MT5
JMP Engineering – LondonLondon, ON, CAN5
Premier System IntegratorsSmyrna, TN5
Wastech Controls & EngineeringChatsworth, CA5
Averna TechnologiesQuebec4
Bay-Tec EngineeringCA4
Engineering SpecialistsBrookfield, WI4
ManganLong Beach, CA4
McEnery AutomationSt. Louis, MO4
NorthWind Technical ServicesSabetha, KS4
Nova SystemsWI4
PolytronDuluth, GA4
Process and Data AutomationErie, PA4
SunapsysVinton, VA4
VI EngineeringFarmington Hills, MI4
Wunderlich-MalecEden Prairie, MN4
Ai Control SystemsPA3
Applied Control EngineeringDE3
Ausenco PSI – CACA3
Automation HorizonsIL3
Averna Test Systems – CACA3
Avid Solutions – RaleighRaleigh, NC3
Control & Power SystemsNJ3
Controls LinkPA3
ESCO – Des MoinesDes Moines, IA3
FluidIQsCA3
Frakes EngineeringIN3
Gersa Monterrey SA de CVMexico3
GES TechnologyPA3
Grantek Systems IntegrationBurlington, ON, CAN3
Industrial Automation EngineeringMN3
Industrial Automation GroupModesto, CA3
Instrument Control SystemsMN3
National Technical Systems – ABQNM3
PRIMEXCA3
Synergy SystemsLisle, IL3
Technical SystemsLynnwood, WA3
Applied Sciences GroupBuffalo, NY2
Avid Solutions – AtlantaAtlanta, GA2
Birket EngineeringFL2
Breton, Banville, & Associates (BBA)Québec2
C2i (Control Instruments)Smyrna, GA2
Cogent Industrial Technologies LtdBC, CAN2
CybermaxMexico2
DataRealmWindsor, ON, CAN2
Electronic Drives & ControlsParsippany, NJ2
Engineered Energy SolutionsNJ2
Enterprise AutomationIrvine, CA2
E-Technologies GroupWest Chester, OH2
Glenmount Global Solutions – DallasTX2
Glenmount Global Solutions – HoustonTX2
Hallam AssociatesVT2
Hargrove Controls + AutomationMobile, AL2
JMP Engineering – BurlingtonBurlington, ON, CAN2
Outbound TechnologiesNew Hudson, MI2
P.J.Kortens & CompanyAppleton, WI2
PCS UtilidataWA2
Premier System IntegratorsCincinnati, OH2
Premier System IntegratorsDecatur, AL2
Prime Controls, LPLewisville, TX2
Sweeney Controls CompanyFargo, ND2
Syscon Automation GroupSandy, UT2
TegronTX2
Tegron – CharlestonSC2
TransAmerican AutomationPA2
TriCoreRacine, WI2
TVC SystemsNH2
VI TechnologyTX2
Viewpoint SystemsNY2
Advanced Integration GroupPA1
Advanced MeasurementsAlberta1
Ausenco PSI – RenoNV1
Automation NTHLavergne, TN1
Barry Wehmiller Design GroupCA1
Bloomy ControlsCT1
Building Controls & Services (Fluidiqs)NY1
Circuit CheckMN1
CITINC1
Concentric IntegrationIL1
Control MastersIL1
Control TechnologiesAR1
DAQTronGA1
Emerson Process ManagementPA1
EN EngineeringOlathe, KS1
EnerSys CorporationTX1
FEC TechnologiesPA1
Hargrove Controls + AutomationBirmingham, AL1
Innovative ControlIL1
Jacobs EngineeringTN1
JMP Engineering – San AntonioTX1
Kapsch TrafficComGA1
Kim AutomationMN1
Kim AutomationTX1
Mangan – HoustonTX1
NEDDAM Software TechnologiesNY1
Outbound Technologies IndianaIndianapolis, IN1
Outbound Technologies OhioWest Chester, OH1
PCT Engineered SystemsIA1
Pfeiffer Engineering CompanyKY1
Tegron – AkronOH1
Tegron – AustinTX1
Tegron – GreenvilleSC1
Tegron – PhoenixAZ1
TransAmerican AutomationTX1
Vertech Industrial SystemsAZ1
VI EngineeringMN1

Worldwide
CompanyLocationCertifications
Alfamation SpAMilano, Italy7
EKBthe Netherlands5
Insist AvtomatikaOmsk, Russia5
Omnicon S. A.Columbia5
AmFax LimitedDorset, UK4
Captronic Systems Pvt. Ltd.India4
Autoware S.r.l.Vicenza, Italy3
Axcend Automation and Software Solutions Private LtdIndia3
EKB – DrachtenDrachten, the Netherlands3
Hollander Techniekthe Netherlands3
NOFFZ Technologies GmbHGermany3
Tata Consultancy Services LimitedMaharashtra, India3
ATO Inzenjering d.o.o.Osijek, Croatia2
EKB – SomerenSomeren, the Netherlands2
Kamatai LtdYumbo, Colombia2
QUALIMATEST SASwitzerland2
AEA srl (Locciono)Italy1
Apna TechnologiesBangalore, India1
AutomateRome, Italy1
CoNetthe Netherlands1
Digilogic Systems Pvt LtdHyderabad, India1
GIL AutomationNigeria1
Goepel Electronic GmbHBerlin, Germany1
Konrad TechnologiesGermany1
MeasX GmbH & Company, KGGermany1
microLEX Systems A/SDenmark1
Ovak TechnologiesArmenia1
Peritec CompanyGumma, Japan1
Prevas ABSweden1
RAFA SolutionsArmenia1