Excellence in Automation: System Integrator of the Year Awards


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This posted version of this article includes more information about each winning system integrator below, expanding upon information provided in the print and digital edition article.

Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd.

Year Founded: 2005

Annual Revenue: $1-5 million

13091 Vanier Place - Unit 180

Richmond, BC V6V 2J1 Canada


Industries Served: automation/control, building automation, metals, power, processing, utilities, water/wastewater, wood products, pulp/paper, energy—general, mining/minerals

Areas Served: Canada; USA in DE, MD, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL; Europe; South America

Engineering Specialties: automation—general, building automation, data collection/reporting, data processing/management, electrical engineering, energy management, human-machine interfaces, information systems, installation/start-up, international projects, networking/communications, PLCs, process control, project management, safety/security systems, SCADA, supervisory control, systems engineering, Web technology, factory automation, project planning, simulation/modeling, training/education, wireless, industrial engineering, C/C++, CEMS, MES, plant performance monitoring

Product Experience, Allen-Bradley, Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Software, Siemens, Wonderware, Cisco Systems, Citect, Microsoft, OSIsoft, AspenTech, Schneider Electric, Pilz, Rittal, Sick Optics, Triconex, Weidmuller, Yokogawa

Corporate Affiliations: Not applicable

Professional Affiliations: CSIA

Corporate Resume: Cogent Industrial Technologies provides Electrical, Controls and IT system design and integration services to industrial operations and facilities. From greenfield to modernization projects, Cogent's services and solutions deliver a safe, reliable and efficient operation and empower your people to manage and improve operational effectiveness.

Insist Avtomatika, LLC

Year Founded: 1993

Annual Revenue: $10-25 million

18/1a, Marx. St.

Omsk, 644042 Russia


Industries Served: oil/gas, chemical/petrochemical, communications, metals, petroleum, tires, utilities, food/beverage, pipelines, power

Areas Served: Europe, Middle East

Engineering Specialties: automation—general, control panels, distributed control systems (DCS), process control, project management, data processing/management, designs/specifications, human-machine interfaces, installation/start-up, maintenance/repair, MES, networking/communications, PLCs, SCADA, Web technology, advanced control, CAD/CAM/documentation, ERP, information systems, turnkey systems, wireless, training/education.

Product Experience: Allen-Bradley, Emerson Process Management, OSIsoft, Rockwell Automation, Wonderware, Pepperl + Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rittal, ABB, AutomationDirect, Control Microsystems, GE Intelligent Platforms, Microsoft, Omron Electronics, Oracle, Schneider Electric, Weidmuller, Mettler Toledo, Siemens, Yokogawa

Corporate Affiliations: Emerson Process Management, Microsoft, OSIsoft, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Wonderware

Professional Affiliations: CSIA certified, CSIA, ISA Automation Alliance Group (AAG)

Corporate Resume: Industrial Automation Systems (Insist Avtomatika LLC) is an engineering company offering a full scope of services for development and implementation of automation solutions and information systems for customers in oil and gas, metallurgy, power and other industries. Since its foundation in 1993 Insist Avtomatika has been working as a process automation contractor on large Russian oil and gas fields development projects. Among the company's customers are major Russian and international oil and gas companies. Insist Avtomatika has headquarters with main production facilities located in Omsk (Russia) and representative offices in Moscow (Russia), Vladivostok (Russia), Houston, TX (USA), and Sharjah (UAE). Insist Avtomatika is the only Russian member of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA).

Wood Group Mustang

Year Founded: 1987

Annual Revenue: Over $50 million

16001 Park Ten Place

Houston, TX 77084 United States


Industries Served: automation/control, chemical/petrochemical, offshore, oil/gas, petroleum, communications, environmental, mining/minerals, pipelines, power, biotechnology, cogeneration, consumer products, engineering/construction, pulp/paper, specialty chemicals, aluminum, automotive, discrete manufacturing, energy—general, food/beverage, manufacturing—general, pharmaceuticals, processing, textiles/fibers, utilities

Areas Served: USA: AK, WA, OR, CA, HI; AR, LA, OK, TX; DE, MD, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL; KY, TN, AL, MS, ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT; MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS; MT, ID, WY, CO, NM, AZ, UT, NV; NY, NJ, PA; OH, IN, IL ,MI, WI; Canada; Central America; Middle East; South America; Asia; Caribbean; Europe; European Union

Engineering Specialties: automation—general, distributed control systems (DCS), human-machine interfaces, installation/start-up, process control, project management, project planning, safety/security systems, 21 CFR Part 11, advanced control, data collection/reporting, information systems, instrumentation/data acquisition, international projects, MES, regulatory compliance, SCADA, supervisory control, blending, CAD/CAM/documentation, combustion engineering, control panels, data processing/management, designs/specifications, energy management, environmental engineering, financial analysis, manufacturing planning, networking/communications, PLCs, process engineering, signal process/conditioning, simulation/modeling, systems engineering, Web technology, wireless, analyzer systems, CEMS chemical engineering, civil/structural engineering, computer software, construction/architecture, discrete control, enclosures, ERP, field service, petroleum engineering

Product Experience: Allen-Bradley, AspenTech, Autodesk, Bently Nevada, Emerson Industrial Automation, Emerson Process Management, Foxboro, Honeywell, OSIsoft, Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Software, Triconex, Wonderware, ABB, Cisco Systems, Citect, Dell, Endress + Hauser, GE Intelligent Platforms, Invensys, MatrikonOPC, Oracle, Pepperl + Fuchs, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Yokogawa, Eurotherm, IBM, Iconics, Microsoft, Toshiba, Weidmuller

Corporate Affiliations: Allen-Bradley, Honeywell, ABB, AspenTech, Bently Nevada, Cisco Systems, Foxboro, GE Intelligent Platforms, Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Software, Wonderware, Yokogawa, Emerson Process Management, Invensys, Microsoft, OSIsoft, Triconex, Weidmuller

Professional Affiliations, Control Engineering System Integrator Hall of Fame, CSIA, CSIA certified, ISA, ACS, AIChE, API, ASME, AWMA a, IMS/IEEE

Corporate Resume: Wood Group Mustang is a leader in providing engineering, specification, integration and implementation of control, automation, and information systems to the process industries. Wood Group Mustang delivers projects to your schedule, managing multiple and diverse technologies, automation, maintenance and business system integration and lifecycle costs. The company's vendor-independent approach allows them to objectively assist in the selection process of the major controls hardware and software in order to maximize your facility’s operating efficiency, reliability, and productivity. Also, as part of a large engineering company, they have the internal knowledge and resources to offer clients a single-source solution, from concept to commissioning and startup.


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