Patti Engineering Opens Office in Tennessee to Meet Growing Demand for Siemens and Mitsubishi Electric Industrial Automation Expertise

Resource Type: Press Releases | April 15, 2015

Control System Integrator, Patti Engineering, opens fourth office to meet manufacturers’ need for specialized automation integration expertise, as the Southeast’s business-friendly climate spurs manufacturing growth.

Auburn Hills, MI and Chattanooga, TN – April 15, 2014 – Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control system integration, today announced the opening of its fourth office in Chattanooga, Tennessee to meet the growing demand for control system integration expertise in Siemens Automation and Mitsubishi Electric technologies. This move expands Patti Engineering’s ability to accommodate a growing client base, providing additional bandwidth for customer service and consultation.

In evaluating potential cities for the company’s expansion, Tennessee’s robust industrial growth and favorable regulatory environment were strong draws to the state. “Tennessee and the Southeast as a region have seen considerable manufacturing growth, including the industry sectors that Patti Engineering serves. Forbes ranks Tennessee as the 14th state in terms of business costs and 5th in terms of regulatory environment,” said Sam Hoff, Chief Executive Officer of Patti Engineering.

Patti Engineering relationship with its partners, Siemens Automation and Mitsubishi Electric, were additional considerations in selecting Tennessee. Both partners encouraged the Chattanooga decision, noting a large and growing demand for expert control system integrators for each company’s respective industrial automation technologies.

Patti Engineering Senior Electrical Engineer, Joseph Palace, has been promoted to Director of Tennessee Operations and will be managing the office alongside Erik Pedersen, Business Development Manager with Patti Engineering. Ron Robertson, a Chattanooga native and well respected Siemens expert, started with Patti Engineering in early January. Patti Engineering’s Michigan and Texas engineering staff will supplement its Tennessee team while the company continues to hire and train additional engineers.

Although the physical office location just opened last month, Patti Engineering has been serving clients in the Southeast for a number of years. The company has completed automation projects ranging from automotive to textiles to even upgrading controls for the Chattanooga based Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Wilson Dam. As more manufacturers are turning to automation as a means to improve quality, productivity, safety, speed, and competitiveness, Patti Engineering is now poised to assist manufacturers in this fast growing manufacturing belt.

About Patti Engineering, Inc.

Patti Engineering, Inc. is a CSIA Certified control systems integration company offering high-caliber engineering and software development services. Patti Engineering’s technical expertise in electrical control and information systems provides turnkey control systems integration for design/build, upgrade/retrofit and asset/energy management projects. Industrial automation, production intelligence and shop floor IT solutions services include: project management, electrical engineering, hardware design, hardware procurement, software development, installation, calibration, start-up testing, verification, documentation, training and warranty support. Customer satisfaction and project success earned the company placement in the Control Engineering Magazine’s Hall of Fame. For more information, visit


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Sam Hoff's Bio


Samuel M. Hoff, Chief Executive Officer, started the company from his home in 1991. Since then he’s expanded his business to more than 35 college-degreed engineers. Patti Engineering has engineering offices in Auburn Hills, MI, Austin, TX, and Indianapolis, IN.