Patti Engineering to Share Integration Expertise with Two Webinars This Month

Resource Type: Press Releases | March 9, 2016

Senior Engineer Nick Hitchcock, PE, will discuss replacing legacy networking protocols with industrial Ethernet with Control Engineering and Vice President of Texas Operations, Steve Palmgren will discuss integration best practices with the CSIA

Auburn Hills, MI and Houston, TX – March 9, 2016

Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration, today announced details of two webinars the company will co-present this month, both hosted by industry leaders. The first webinar will be hosted by Control Engineering, a division of CFE Media which encompasses a variety of platforms aimed at engineers in manufacturing, commercial and industrial buildings and manufacturing control systems with the knowledge they need to improve their operational efficiency. The Control Systems Integrators Association (CSIA) is a not-for-profit, global trade association for system integration companies with more than 400 member firms in 27 countries.

The Control Engineering webcast entitled “Replacing Legacy Networking Protocols with Ethernet” will take place Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Like in non-industrial applications, converting to an Ethernet network can improve connectivity and expand hardware availability and flexibility. Nick Hitchcock, senior engineer at Patti Engineering and licensed Professional Engineer, will discuss the advantages and pitfalls of upgrading to Ethernet for industrial applications. He will also share his experience with a discrete application at an equipment manufacturing facility and will be available for Q&A.

Participants are eligible for a certified professional development hour. Registration is available at

The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) webinar, “Instituting Best Practices – Two Integrators’ Perspectives,” will take place Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Steve Palmgren, Vice President of Texas Operations for Patti Engineering, will share his perspective on adopting CSIA Best Practices and the implications of it over the years. CSIA Best Practices include benchmarks around all areas of business as well as system development. Patti Engineering has been a CSIA Certified Integrator since 2001, passing the CSIA audit five consecutive times.

Registration is available at

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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