Networking with Your Peers
By joining one of our Peer Groups, you and your leadership team can network with senior leadership to have frank discussions on industry issues in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment.
Discuss business challenges and share best practices
Compare experiences and discuss real time-industry trends
Learn how other similar businesses operate and scale up
Gain objective accountability and enhanced motivation
- Frank Riordan | DMC Inc.
- Darren Jones | DMC, Inc.
- PC Romano | Avid Solutions
- Dave Patterson | Grantek Systems Integration Inc.
- Jeff Miller | Interstates Control Systems
- Ken OMalley | aeSolutions
- Stacey Rodvelt | Bachelor Controls, Inc.
- David Blaida | Matrix Technologies, Inc.
- Tom Wright | Syscon Automation Group
- Daniel Lee | Global Process Automation
Frank B. Riordan
President, DMC Inc.
I have been a member of an Exotek Peer Group since the start of 2014. Our group consists of 8 executives from a diverse set of companies and our meetings. The value from the group has been significant – in the time I’ve been a member, my company has more than tripled in size and has gone from two offices to eight. Having a sounding board of peers who understand my business has been invaluable. I would highly recommend an Exotek Peer Group for anyone looking to improve & grow their business.
Thanks for running another great meeting. You’re a master at corralling topics and keeping conversations relevant and moving forward while engaging all attendees. I must say that it has been a breath of fresh air to have dialog and insight both with you and the peer group members.
For several years, Exotek has worked with Avid’s executive team on strategy as well as the development of our leaders. With deep industry knowledge paired with an effective coaching style, Exotek has been uniquely able to help our team grow and develop. I highly recommend Exotek for leadership development.
Owner, Grantek Systems Integration Inc.
Grantek has been extremely fortunate to be associated with an Exotek led peer group. Exotek facilitates this group of 9 CEO’s. Exotek’s industry knowledge and business experience has proven valuable as the group discusses various business challenges and exciting new opportunities. If you and your company are open to sharing your experiences and want to gain insight from a group of like-minded executives, these peer groups are for you. I have been involved with various peer groups over my business career and I can clearly state that the Exotek led group is by far my best experience.
Director of Project Management, Interstates Control Systems
Interstates has been involved in peer groups for many years and if you are not currently a part of one I can personally vouch for how much value they will bring to your organization! We also have been using the Traction model in our organization for a few years and have found it to be very effective at helping our leader team focus on the right things and get things into execution. Thanks Exotek for offering this value to our CSIA organization!
PE, CFSE, President, aeSolutions
We are a new member company to the peer group having joined a year ago. I have been impressed with the high-value sharing of ideas from knowledgeable and successful people with direct experience in our industry. It seems like we’re all focused on overcoming the same challenges, so the discussions are directly and immediately applicable to our business. If you get a chance to join one of these groups, I would highly recommend it.
Controller, Bachelor Controls, Inc.
I look forward to our Exotek peer group discussions. It is always refreshing to hear new ideas and perspectives on issues we face every day. I am thoroughly impressed by the knowledge and experience of everyone in our group and their willingness to help others learn and grow.
P.E., CEO/President, Matrix Technologies, Inc.
Matrix Technologies has been part of a peer group for several years. As one of the shorter tenure leaders within the group, I have found great value in discussing the experiences, knowledge and forethought brought by the other executives. The key to the success of the group is the willingness to share and to help each other, all for the betterment of our industry. If you come to the group with the right mindset, it will certainly help you grow as a leader and as a company.
President, Syscon Automation Group
We have had some great discussions in our Exotek Peer Group. It’s such a treat to meet with like-minded leaders in our same space. Exotek is doing a great job keeping us on subject and engaged. Highly recommended.
President and CEO, Global Process Automation
Our meetings with Exotek and other like-minded members are always appreciated and well received. Our meetings allow for the group to discuss pertinent topics that we are facing and discuss possible solutions for all within our group. I highly recommend joining such a group!
Which Group is Right for You?
Exotek is facilitating role-based groups to match you with peers that face similar goals and challenges, so you can discuss real strategies and solutions. You and your peers can have frank discussions on industry issues in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment. This open and honest communication between professionals is extremely valuable by creating the opportunity to share experiences and insights. The Exotek facilitator also brings a wealth of information and a fresh perspective from across the industry.
Executive Management (e.g. CEO) – the highest-ranking individual in your company responsible for the overall success of the business entity or other organization and for making top-level managerial decisions
Business Management (e.g. COO) – the senior executive tasked with overseeing and harmonizing the operational functions of your business
Business Development (Sales/Marketing) – the person accountable for generating leads and meeting revenue targets
Engineering/Operations – the person accountable for managing the development and production of goods and services
Project Management – the person accountable for your project methodology and execution
Production Management – the person accountable for ensuring that manufacturing processes run reliably and efficiently
Services Management – the person accountable for the service department team and handles customer service interactions, reports, and repairs.
Financial Management – the person accountable for the budget planning, and financial insights to make the best business decisions
Human Resources – the person accountable for leading and directing the HR functions including hiring and interviewing staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices
Quality/OE Management – the person accountable for ensuring that all of your products and services meet quality standards before they go to market.
IT/OT Management – the person accountable for the smooth running of our computer systems within the limits of requirements, specifications, costs and timelines.
Given the importance of these roles in a system integration organization, Exotek has formed peer groups for each role, so you can share information, discuss your experiences, and formulate effective strategies to fulfill your roles effectively.