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Sam Hoff Elected to CSIA Directors Board

Congratulations to Sam Hoff, President of Patti Engineering, on his election to a three-year term serving on the Board of Directors for the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA).

The Control System Integrators Association is a global organization dedicated to helping its control system integration member companies in the implementation of best practices in order to provide a healthy, low-risk channel for the application of automation technology to their clients.  Sam Hoff’s election to the CSIA Board of Directors was announced at the CSIA 2011 Executive Conference, held April 27-30, in Orlando, Florida.

“Sam brings many of years of experience in the industry and has grown a strong company. As one of our early CSIA Certified Members, we appreciated his commitment to the certification program and value his input on the Board of Directors as we continue our effort to help our members improve their businesses,” said Robert Lowe, Executive Director Control System Integrators Association. “Our members who achieve the CSIA Certified designation have passed a rigorous audit process and the certification audit criteria are spelled out in CSIA’s Best Practices and Benchmarks publication.  The goal of improving business and executive management skills supports our belief that being a good system integrator goes hand-in-hand with operating a good business.”

Lowe further explained, “This organization is not about the technology; it is about improving business practices and bringing a higher level of professionalism to the automation industry. Sam has been a big advocate of the certification process and his company, Patti Engineering, is a great example of how implementing the Best Practices and Benchmarks ultimately benefits the end-users by ensuring a level of quality, performance and long-term support that meets their expectations.”

In addition to serving of the Board of Directors, Sam will be Co-Chair with Mark Moriarty of Rockwell Automation on “The Partner Committee” which is dedicated to creating a mutually beneficial relationship between Partners and the integrator community. CSIA Partners are manufacturers and/or suppliers of industrial automation hardware and/or software products that control system integrators use in the automation systems they provide to their customers. In addition to Rockwell, leading automation manufacturers such as Siemens, Mitsubishi, Phoenix Contact, Anixter, Schneider Electric and GE are also CSIA Partners.

“I am humbled and honored to be serving on the Board of Directors for the CSIA,” said Sam Hoff. “Patti Engineering has been a member of CSIA since 1996. We proudly achieved the distinction of being a CSIA Certified Member in 2001 and have passed our re-certification audits since. The CSIA has raised the professionalism bar in our industry, and I look forward to contributing to their ongoing efforts.”

The CSIA was founded in 1994 and is a recognized resource companies turn to when looking for help with system integration challenges in the automation industry. The CSIA certification program ensures industrial clients reduced risk and optimized results for any system integration project.

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