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Matrix Exceeds CSIA Audit Requirements

Matrix Exceeds CSIA Audit Requirements

CSIA’s mission is to “advance the industry of control system integration”. To do so, CSIA has developed a Certified Member program that uses independent third-party auditors to evaluate how well members employ the CSIA-developed Best Practices and Benchmarks. After achieving Certified Member, the integrator must successfully pass the comprehensive audit every three years to retain the status.

Implementing the CSIA best practices and preparing for the audit process requires top-level commitment. The lessons learned during the audit preparation are valuable inputs to Matrix Technologies’ continuous improvement program. “The auditing process helps us to a deep dive into our procedures, policies, and processes that offer incremental value both internally to Matrix, and ultimately to our clients. Re-certifying helps ensure we are compliant with the latest guidance and have not regressed but rather continually improve,” commented David Blaida, CEO/President at Matrix.

The audit process covers ten areas critical to project success: general management; human resources; marketing, business development, and sales; financial management; project management; system development lifecycle; supporting activities; quality assurance; service and support; and information systems and cybersecurity. “We follow CSIA’s “Best Practices” guidelines and strive for continuous improvement in all of these areas each and every year. We are proud that our efforts are verified and recognized through this auditing process.”, said Terry DuMoulin, Director of the Industrial Systems Division.

This process has demonstrated Matrix Technologies’ commitment to employing processes of the highest caliber to meet and exceed stakeholder needs. Matrix is classified as a level one company with CSIA and successfully demonstrated continuous improvement by scoring higher than the level one benchmark set by CSIA.

About Matrix Technologies, Inc.

Matrix Technologies, Inc. is a full-service resource for automation and information control systems, process and facilities engineering, and Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) supplier for industrial manufacturers. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio near Toledo, Matrix has regional offices in Atlanta, GA, Cincinnati, OH, Denver, CO, Indianapolis, IN, Kansas City, KS and Minneapolis, MN.

Founded in 1980, Matrix celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2020. The company has annual revenues exceeding $65 million and a staff of over 300. Matrix is the four-time winner of the System Integrator of the Year Award from Control Engineering magazine (2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020) and is a member of the Control Engineering System Integrator Hall of Fame.

Matrix has in-depth expertise in several diverse industries, including food, beverage, oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical/biotech, metals, mining, aggregates, and consumer packaged goods. The company has completed thousands of successful projects for manufacturers and more than 85% of its projects are repeat engagements with satisfied customers.

About CSIA

Founded in 1994, the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is a not-for-profit, global professional association that seeks to advance the industry of control system integration. Control system integrators use their engineering, technical and business skills to help manufacturers and others automate their industrial equipment and systems. CSIA members provide a range of services in dozens of industries.

Headquartered in Madison, Wis., CSIA is the “go-to” resource for control system integration. CSIA helps members improve their business skills, provides a forum to share industry expertise, and promotes the benefits of hiring a certified control system integrator. CSIA has over 500 members in 35 countries.