Matrix achieved CSIA “Certified Member” status for the seventh time!

Feb 12, 2020

Matrix Technologies, Inc. has achieved Control System Integrator Association’s (CSIA) “Certified Member” status for the seventh time.

Matrix Technologies, Inc., one of the largest system integration and engineering firms in North America, is pleased to announce that we have achieveCSIAd Control System Integrator Association’s (CSIA) “Certified Member” status for the seventh time.

Matrix Technologies is a single-source provider of automation, engineering, manufacturing operations management, and Engineer, Procure, and Construct (EPC) services to many of the world’s largest industrial manufacturers. The company’s customers include FORTUNE® 500 manufacturers of food, beverage, oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical/biotech, metals, aggregates, and consumer packaged goods products.

CSIA’s mission is to “advance the industry of control system integration.” To do so, CSIA has developed a Certified Member program that uses independent third-party auditors to evaluate how well members employ the CSIA-developed Best Practices and Benchmarks. After achieving Certified Member, the integrator must successfully pass the comprehensive audit every three years to retain the status. There are about 87 certified members of the 422 firms in CSIA.

Implementing the CSIA Best Practices and preparing for the audit process requires top-level commitment. The lessons learned during the audit preparation are valuable inputs to Matrix Technologies’ continuous improvement program. “Matrix Technologies has always been grounded in the knowledge that solid internal processes that are followed without fail lead to successful outcomes,” said David Blaida, President and CEO of Matrix. “Having CSIA Certification was a natural next step to confirm through third-party verification that our processes are solid and being followed consistently,” said Blaida.

The audit process covers ten areas critical to project success: general management; human resources; marketing, business development, and sales; financial management; project management; system development lifecycle; supporting activities; quality assurance; service and support; and information systems and cybersecurity.  “A company that is certified to have strong processes in all areas of the organization, introduces the highest probability of overall project success,” said Tim Lemoine, Director of the Industrial Systems Division.

“Achieving a score that exceeds the benchmark will assure our clients that they are working with the “Best of the Best” integration firm, therefore mitigating many areas of project risk,” said Lemoine.

This process has demonstrated Matrix Technologies’ commitment to employing processes of the highest caliber to meet and exceed stakeholder needs. Matrix is classified as a top tier (Level One) company with CSIA and successfully demonstrates continuous improvement by scoring higher than the Level One benchmark set by CSIA.

Founded in 1994, the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is a not-for-profit, global professional association that seeks to advance the industry of control system integration. Control system integrators use their engineering, technical, and business skills to help manufacturers and others automate their industrial equipment and systems. CSIA members provide a range of services in dozens of industries.

Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, CSIA is the “go-to” resource for control system integration. CSIA helps members improve their business skills, provides a forum to share industry expertise, and promotes the benefits of hiring a certified control system integrator. CSIA has over 600 members in 27 countries.

About Matrix Technologies, Inc.

Matrix Technologies, Inc. is a full-service resource for automation control systems and process and facilities engineering for industrial manufacturers. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio near Toledo, Matrix has regional offices in Atlanta, GA; Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, KS; and Minneapolis, MN.

Founded in 1980, Matrix is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020. The company has annual revenues exceeding $65 million and a staff of over 300. Matrix is the four-time winner of the System Integrator of the Year Award from Control Engineering magazine (2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020) and is a member of the Control Engineering System Integrator Hall of Fame.

Matrix Technologies has in-depth expertise in several diverse industries, including food, beverage, oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical/biotech, metals, mining, aggregates, and consumer packaged goods. The company has completed thousands of successful projects for manufacturers in 45 countries and more than 85% of its projects are repeat engagements with satisfied customers.

Matrix Technologies is a founding and certified member of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) and is ISO 9001-2015 certified compliant as a control system integrator. Matrix is a certified solution partner of Rockwell Automation, Wonderware, Siemens, Parsec, Inductive Automation, and GE.

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