Matrix achieved CSIA Certified Member status for the sixth time
Jul 13, 2016
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.
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. “The audit process is a great way for Matrix to assist our drive for continuous improvements within our organization,” said David Bishop, President and CEO of Matrix Technologies.
The audit process covers nine 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; and service and support. “Maintaining CSIA Certified Integrator status provides our customers with an assurance that our business practices and project methodology are the best in the industry,” said Charlie Sheets, Director of the Industrial Systems Division.
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 level one company with CSIA and successfully demonstrated continuous improvement in 8 out of the 9 areas. Highest marks of continuous improvement were achieved in the areas of project planning, training and development, strategic management, and service and support.
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 Madison, WI, 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 Cincinnati, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Denver, CO, Kansas City, KS, and Minneapolis, MN.
Founded in 1980, Matrix celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2015. The company has annual revenues exceeding $45 million and a staff over 300. Matrix is the first three-time winner of the System Integrator of the Year Award from Control Engineering magazine (2008, 2012, and 2016) and is a member of the Control Engineering System Integrator Hall of Fame.
Matrix has in-depth expertise in several diverse industries, including food, beverage, oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical/biotech, metals, 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 is a founding and certified member of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) and is ANSI/ISO/ASQ 9001:2008 certified as a control system integrator. Matrix is a certified solution partner of Rockwell Automation, Wonderware, and GE.< Back