OCTOBER 21, 2021 (Seabrook, New Hampshire) – As the founding auditing firm that has performed the most CSIA audits around the world, we can confirm that Superior Controls, Inc. has passed the audit requirements established by the Control Systems Integrator Association for the eighth time.
“Congratulations need to go to Superior Controls as they continue to lead the way with consistently being at the front of the line with the renewal of their CSIA Certification by being the first company to pass their 8th CSIA Certification audit.” Commented Brian Mullen, the Exotek Auditor. “They have demonstrated over the past 20+ years a strong commitment to the adoption of best practices for the SI industry and a culture of continuous improvement. As industry best practices have continued to advance, they continue to show their ability to stay current and embrace them. They not only bring the benefits of best practices to their business but also ensure their relevance to the markets they serve.”
“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.” Said Bob Patrick, Vice President of Engineering, at Superior Controls. “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.”
About Superior Controls
Since 1993, Superior Controls has reliably delivered professionally executed automation and control systems integration services to leading companies in the biotech and life sciences industries. Superior Controls is headquartered in New England, home to one of the nation’s largest clusters of life science companies. Superior Controls has joined the E Technologies Group as the foundation of its Life Sciences Center of Excellence. E Technologies Group is a leading provider of controls & automation systems integration and engineering & design services for a diverse roster of blue-chip customers, in categories ranging from pharmaceuticals and consumer packaged goods, to logistics and food and beverage.
Exotek LLC formed in 1997 in response to a request made by a major automation equipment manufacturer to help them grow and manage their systems integration channel and because integrators wanted management assistance. Our team recognized the link between the process knowledge, value-added services of the engineering systems integrator, and the success of the automation vendors. The automation equipment vendors also recognized the necessity of the integration industry to grow with increased industry standards and professionalism. Exotek was the first to provide industry-focused tools, processes, and knowledge to help make this happen.
The Control System Integrators Association is a global trade association dedicated to advancing the control system integration industry. CSIA has over 500 member companies in 35 countries. Since 1994, CSIA has helped member companies improve their business skills, provided a forum to share industry expertise, and promoted the benefits of hiring certified control system integrators.
About the Audit
The comprehensive audit of operational practices including business development, project execution, financial tracking, information technology, human resources, and general management is conducted by an independent third-party firm. Achieving a Certified Member distinction indicates that a company has met stringent standards, is financially healthy, and can complete projects in a professional and technically sound way. Ultimately, certification provides benefits by ensuring high quality, performance, and long-term project support.