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PDA Passes 4th Straight CSIA Audit!


Process and Data Automation (PDA) is proud to announce that we have passed the audit requirements established by the Control Systems Integrator Association (CSIA) for the fourth consecutive time!

The CSIA is a global trade association dedicated to advancing the control system integration industry.   Since 1994, it has helped member companies improve their business skills, provided a forum to share industry expertise, and promoted the benefits of hiring certified control system integrators.

The comprehensive audit of operational practices including business development, project execution, financial tracking, information technology, human resources, and general management is conducted by an independent third-party firm. Achieving a Certified Member distinction indicates that a company has met stringent standards, is financially healthy, and can complete projects in a professional and technically sound way. Ultimately, certification provides benefits by ensuring high quality, performance, and long-term project support.

Jeremy Anderson, President at PDA commented that “evaluating ourselves against the highest standards in our industry is key to providing the best service to our clients. Therefore, the CSIA Certification process is highly valuable, as is utilizing the best auditor. In choosing an auditor, we wanted to work with the firm that we, and many of our peers, consider to be the best – Exotek. From our first audit in 2012 through today, Exotek has provided the PDA team with the ‘how’ of achieving certification and the ‘why’.  We have left each audit with actionable steps and a clear understanding of the continuous improvement needed to achieve our strategic vision – to be the source of knowledge on, and provision of, Automation and Digitalization solutions for the Food and Beverage industries. “

Don Roberts, the Exotek Auditor, commented, “PDA is exemplary in their implementation of Best Practices. Their quality management system is built directly around the Best Practices document right down to the topic numbering. They have done a great job of migrating from an older file-based system to a SharePoint system accessible by all employees. PDA is leveraging the benefits of their new parent company, but still staying nimble enough to make sure their clients are well served. Hats off to the leadership team that stepped up to that opportunity.”

As certified control system integrators, PDA continues to provide our customers the benefit of knowing they will receive superb technical solutions from a professionally managed system integration business.


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