Automation Group forms PMO

June 7, 2016 – Modesto, CA – Continuous growth and improvement are essential components of our business. In order to propel ourselves to further success, Automation Group has adopted the  “Project Management Office” business platform.

PMO is a set of standards that helps management within the office maintain a specific standard for facilitating projects.

By embracing PMO regulations, we will improve on:

  • Delivering projects under budget
  • Improving productivity
  • Delivering projects ahead of schedule
  • Increasing cost savings

The Project Management Office will produce substantial, repeatable, and long-term results for IAG and for our customers.  We look forward to serving existing and new clients with a reaffirmed dedication and commitment to excellence.

Cal Poly SLO Career Fair 2016

20160413_100932April 10, 2016 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Hey Mustangs! Automation Group will be attending the 2016 Career Fair on April 13th.  Come and visit us to learn about possible internships and controls engineer potions at Industrial Automation Group. An exciting career in process control engineering awaits! 

UC Davis Career Fair 2016

IMG_0057February 22, 2016 – Davis, CA – Hey Aggies! Automation Group will be attending the 2016 Career Fair on February 24th. Come and visit us to learn about possible internships and controls engineer potions at Industrial Automation Group. An exciting career in process control engineering awaits! 

Year End Celebration

blackoak8January 16, 2016 – Tuolumne, CA – The numbers are in, 2015 was our best year ever! The diligence and hard work of each and every member of Automation Group was integral to this milestone in IAG history. In honor of this momentous year, our IAG family traveled to Black Oak Casino for a weekend of celebration and relaxation.

Thank you to all of the members of our team and our customers, without you this success would not have been possible. Cheers to 2015!

Automation Group Re-Certified

csia 2015

Modesto, CA – June 25 2015 – Industrial Automation Group, provider of plant automation services to food and beverage manufacturers nationwide, has earned RE-CERTIFICATION status in CONTROL SYSTEM INTEGRATORS ASSOCIATION’S (CSIA) “Best Practices and Benchmarks” certification program.

Automation Group  elevated its status in an elite group of control system integrators worldwide that have successfully completed the audit process. Brad Stegmann, President of Automation Group, said “We have grown into the top tier of the certification process and that raised the bar for us. We rose to the occasion and scored higher in this audit than in any other audit to date. I am very proud of the men and women here who made it happen”

Criteria for CSIA’s landmark CERTIFIED Member program was developed in concurrence with Fortune 500 companies, a cross-section of other firms that use control system integrators’ services, and industrial automation product suppliers that often team with integrators.

CONTROL SYSTEM INTEGRATORS ASSOCIATION (www.controlsys.org) is in its second decade of helping better system integrators become better business managers. Its CERTIFIED Member program is considered the industry standard for system integration project confidence.

CSIA 2012 – Scottsdale, AZ

csia conventionAutomation Group joins integration’s elite as CSIA certified members at the annual conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

From Left to Right: Mike Pires – Sales and Support Services Manager, Randy Ruano – Program Manager, Brad Stegmann – VP of Automation, Sean Barnes – Program Manager

Automation Group CSIA Certified

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Modesto, CA – April 10th 2012 – Industrial Automation Group, provider of plant automation services to food and beverage manufacturers nationwide, has earned CERTIFIED status in CONTROL SYSTEM INTEGRATORS ASSOCIATION’S (CSIA) “Best Practices and Benchmarks” certification program.

Automation Group, located in California, earned the honor following a successful audit – administered by an independent consulting firm – that assessed its performance against customer-centric criteria in a wide range of business, project management, and system development areas –

General Management
Human Resources Management
Marketing, Business Development, and Sales Management
Financial Management
Project Management
System Development
Supporting Activities
Quality Assurance Management

Automation Group  joins an elite group of control system integrators worldwide that have successfully completed the audit process. “These companies,” CSIA Chairman Ed Diehl pointed out, “serve as the ‘gold standard’ for control system integrators worldwide. All have clearly demonstrated their understanding and acceptance of what it takes to be good business people, in addition to being superior technologists.”

Automation Group is a division of 77 year old Industrial Electrical Company, recently named by Rockwell Automation as California’s first “RSI” or Recognized Rockwell Systems Integrator.

Brad Stegmann, Vice President of Automation, said “CSIA is the premier benchmarking organization today in the control system integration industry. Recognition as a CERTIFIED Member is a testament to our commitment to CSIA’s Value Proposition: “CSIA is committed to the business development of control system integration companies and their implementation of best practices in order to provide a healthy, low-risk channel for the application of technology to their industrial clients.”

Criteria for CSIA’s landmark CERTIFIED Member program was developed in concurrence with Fortune 500 companies, a cross-section of other firms that use control system integrators’ services, and industrial automation product suppliers that often team with integrators.

CONTROL SYSTEM INTEGRATORS ASSOCIATION (www.controlsys.org) is in its second decade of helping better system integrators become better business managers. Its CERTIFIED Member program is considered the industry standard for system integration project confidence.

Automation Group presents at RAOTM – Modesto, CA

Automation Group members Brad Stegmann and Randy Ruano presented “Plant Wide Food & Beverage Solutions with Integrated Architecture”. This session provided an overview of implemented solutions with Integrated Architecture from Rockwell Automation in the food and beverage industry. The session was hosted by a local Rockwell Automation System Integrator Partner – Automation Group, who shared their experiences and advantages of using the Integrated Architecture Solution from Rockwell Automation to implement solutions.

Process Solutions User Group – Chicago, IL

psug2011Automation Group attended this year’s PSUG meeting, an extraordinary learning and networking
event for all attendees. It was an excellent forum to hear about new process solutions
and expand our peer network. We had the opportunity to interact directly
with other global process users who are improving their business processes, creating
new revenue streams and establishing best practices by implementing the Rockwell
Automation PlantPAx process automation system for their applications.

CSIA Certification Bootcamp – Dallas,TX

171CSIA and Exotek conducted a training session for companies preparing for the audit. This 2-day Certification Bootcamp was held in Dallas, March 29-30, 2011 and reviewed the systems, policies and procedures necessary to successfully pass a CSIA Certification Audit. The intent of the class was to prepare our internal champions with a clear understanding of the requirements and provide some advice on how to prepare for the audit. The material was presented by the same people that perform the audits. The content was based on the experience gained by the auditors and included examples and templates where appropriate. The material covered was only those sections of the CSIA Best Practices & Benchmarks Guidelines Rev (03) that are addressed in the audit.