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.