About PDA

CSIA Certified

Teamwork. Intelligence. Productivity.

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Process and Data Automation is a full-service, CSIA Certified industrial control systems integration firm. Our Automation Engineering group specializes in physical automation system design, programming, project management, and commissioning. We also feature a dedicated Digitalization Group (DSG) that connects automated equipment and systems to the business system environment including protected recipe systems, data collection and reporting, and data historian implementation. Our DSG can provide the systems you need to set your systems up for proper operation and then provide the tools you need to make sure you execute as planned.

Our CSIA certification assures our clients that Process and Data Automation delivers superb technical solutions from a professionally managed system integration business. We enjoy long-term relationships with our clients and take pride in knowing that we are part of their ongoing commitment to manufacturing and processing in the most efficient manner possible with the best-associated business benefits.

Process and Data Automation is a Rockwell Automation recognized systems integrator for the Controls discipline as well as one of 28 recognized integrators in North America for the Information discipline. We are also solution partners for GE Intelligent Platforms, Wonderware, Siemens, and Schneider Electric. The breadth of our experience allows us to design and implement solutions that are truly independent and in the genuine best interest of our clients.

View our CSIA Certification Certification HERE!

About the Krones Group

Krones designs, develops, manufactures, and installs both machines and complete packaging lines. Krones has become one of the leading system suppliers for breweries and beverage producers as well as for the food, chemical, and cosmetics industries. Our 16,000 employees worldwide strive for innovation and detail and ensure that each customer receives the best quality in product and service. Learn more about them HERE

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission Statement:

At Process and Data Automation our mission is to provide leading technologies to the food and beverage industry ensuring our clients achieve their goals by continuously improving sustainability, quality, and performance.

Vision Statement:

PDA will be the employer of choice and the preeminent provider of automation and digitalization solutions for the North American Food and Beverage Industry.



  • Uses company resources (people, materials, time, expenses, etc.) effectively and appropriately.
  • Identifies and is transparent with problems while working towards a solution.


  • Self-motivated, displays the desire and motivation to become the best at what they do.
  • Analyses and delivers the expected solutions for our clients (internal and external)

Client Satisfaction

  • Timely response to all client needs
  • Displays professionalism in every client interaction.
  • Clients know that you are working in their best interest.


  • Is open to receiving and giving feedback.
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with team members.
  • Shares their job knowledge and mentors less experienced team members.

Success Driven

  • Considers winning as a team more important than individual recognition.
  • Consistently delivers on commitments to build long-term trust with clients and peers.


  • Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities for self-development activities.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to improve processes and eliminate waste without negatively impacting the services provided.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities for increased responsibilities.


  • Works and manages all tasks effectively with constantly changing priorities.
  • Is open to receiving ideas from others to support the overall goals.
  • Is flexible with his/her time to support the overall goals.


  • Demonstrates personal accountability to co-workers and in fulfilling their role on the team.
  • Demonstrates transparent ownership and effective completion of project tasks, support tasks, and peer support.
  • Complies with PDA and client regulations.


  • Think outside of the box and explore appropriate options to deliver quality, stable products to our clients.
  • Predictability/anticipate the needs of clients before they do.


Process and Data Automation was founded in September 2002.  From our humble beginnings to our current location in Erie, PA, and our expansion into other territories, we have built our company on a reputation of professional solutions and promises delivered!  Since our inception, we have featured both controls and information automation expertise.  Through the years we have expanded to include full control system detail Design services, Project Management services, a comprehensive Intern program, and a Technician team.

Our headquarters in Erie, PA, supports our complete business offering.  This location features:

  • A dedicated training room used for the training of our staff, client teams, and more.
  • A technical lab area for setup and test of equipment up to 480V AC.  This area includes pre-set PLC and HMI equipment of varying vintage from most industrial automation equipment providers.  In addition, this area provides a location to test field devices including
  • Management of our Technician team.
  • Management and housing of our Intern program.
  • Management of our Penn State Erie, Behrend College, Senior Design activities.


  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Bakery
  • Pet Food
  • Metals
  • Aerospace
  • Transportation
  • Refractory
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Snack Food
  • Plastics
  • Chemical
  • Paper
  • Lumber
  • Inks and Coatings
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