Control System Integrators Association emphasizes expanding international presence with announcement of new board member

Oct. 6, 2016
The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is pleased to announce that Adrian Fahey has accepted a position on its board of directors.

The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is pleased to announce that Adrian Fahey has accepted a position on its board of directors. He will finish the term vacated by board member Diane Trentini (Optimation), who resigned as the result of a career change. Fahey is CEO of SAGE Automation, a CSIA Certified control system integrator in Melrose Park, Australia. SAGE is one of the largest control system integration companies in Australia and a leading provider of industrial automation and control services.

Fahey says he feels honored to be able to give back to the organization that has given him and his company so much. SAGE has been a member of CSIA since 2001. Fahey sees the biggest benefit to being a CSIA member as the opportunity to engage and benchmark against leading integration companies, indicating that “The Australian market is a lot smaller than in the United States. Therefore, we tend to be much more guarded about sharing information.” He continued, “The openness we have observed and been able to participate in as members of CSIA has been outstanding, and has enabled us to develop close working relationships with a number of individual companies.”
About Certification, Fahey said, “I think the opportunity to challenge your business through the Certification process is of enormous benefit. We pride ourselves on our systems and processes, but CSIA Certification was a whole new ballgame. The auditing process dove deep into practices and processes and benchmarked them against our specific industry rather than a generic whole of industry.”

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CSIA board chairman Mike Miller (ESCO Automation) said, “SAGE Automation truly understands the value they receive from actively participating as CSIA members. Every year, SAGE sends a large contingent, from Australia, to the CSIA Executive Conference. And, their membership is marked by consistent and enthusiastic networking, applying best practices and maintaining Certification. Fahey’s leadership at SAGE, his passion for CSIA and his overall presence on the global stage will make a great addition to an already incredible board.”

With Fahey joining the CSIA board, the association’s growing international presence is underscored. CSIA has members in 27 different countries, and Certified members are headquartered on every continent except Antarctica.

Fahey joins the following other CSIA board members:
· Mike Miller, Chair of the Board
ESCO Automation (Marion, Iowa, U.S.)
· Jeff Miller, Treasurer
Interstates Control Systems, Inc. (Sioux Center, Iowa, U.S.)
· Eduardo Acosta
Omnicon S.A. (Cali, Valle, Colombia)
· Rick Pierro
Superior Controls, Inc. (Seabrook, New Hampshire, U.S.)
· Howard Huffman
Huffman Engineering, Inc. (Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.)
· Don Ulrich
Stone Technologies, Inc. (Chesterfield, Missouri, U.S.)