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Hargrove Controls & Automation’s Vice President, Karen Griffin, PE, was recently appointed Chair of the Board of Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) at its 2023 Executive Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Griffin recently served as the Board’s Treasurer before accepting her two-year term appointment as Chair. She has also served on the marketing committee for several years.

“I am honored to serve alongside many longtime industry leaders on behalf of this prestigious organization,” said Karen Griffin, PE, “CSIA is truly dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of the System Integration industry. Through CSIA, premier minds in the industry gather, develop, and share best practices that directly and positively impact our clients.”

Griffin has over 24 years of experience in automation and 17 years of experience as a system integrator.  She has served in various automation roles including Engineering Leader, Main Automation Contractor Program Sponsor, Senior Project Manager, and Controls & Automation Engineer for the refining, oil & gas, chemicals, and pulp & paper industries. She also served on the owner’s side as a Senior Process Control Engineer for a major pulp & paper manufacturer. Griffin leads a team of 150 professionals that include automation engineers and specialists.

About CSIA

Founded in 1994, CSIA is a not-for-profit, global trade association who aims to advance the industry of control system integration. Control system integrators utilize their engineering, technical and business skills to assist manufacturers and others automate their industrial equipment and systems. CSIA helps members improve their business skills, provides a forum to share industry expertise, and promotes the benefits of hiring CSIA members. The association has over 500 member companies through the span of 35 countries.

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