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Hargrove Controls & Automation’s Chet Barton, P.E. Awarded Functional Safety Expert Certificate

02.20.2024

Process Safety Industry Leader Chet Barton, P.E. of Hargrove Controls & Automation achieves prestigious Functional Safety (FS) Expert Certificate from TÜV Rheinland, joining an elite group of professionals globally.

Hargrove Controls & Automation, a leading industrial automation system integrator and a subsidiary of global EPC firm Hargrove Engineers & Constructors, today announced that Process Safety Leader Chet Barton has been awarded the highest level of certificate from TÜV Rheinland, a Functional Safety Expert Certification. This designation is only available to professionals who meet TÜV Rheinland’s top global standards to be able to call themselves a process safety expert.

Barton has been certified as a FS Engineer with TÜV Rheinland since 2010. After gaining years of experience, submitting the required documentation, and fulfilling all requirements such as participating in standard committees, submitting technical papers, presenting at technical symposiums, and obtaining two letters of recommendation, Barton has now achieved the FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate in Safety Instrumented Systems.

“I am deeply honored to receive the FS Expert certificate from TÜV Rheinland, the most recognized testing service provider in the world in the Process Safety field,” said Barton. “This marks a significant milestone in my career; I leveraged my years of experience, community involvement, and dedication to educating others for this achievement. I am committed to mentoring and guiding others in the crucial practice of enhancing facility safety. This certificate represents the next step in my journey, allowing me to contribute more effectively to our shared goal of a safer industry. For me, this achievement is more than just a personal accomplishment; it’s a commitment to making a real difference in the world.”

“We are incredibly proud of Chet’s achievement,” expressed Karen Griffin, Vice President of Hargrove Controls & Automation. “This prestigious certificate is a testament to Chet’s dedication, expertise, and his unwavering commitment to safety in the industrial automation sector. His accomplishment not only elevates his professional stature, but also reinforces Hargrove’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety and technical excellence.”

You can learn more about Barton’s safety expertise and knowledge in Hargrove Controls & Automation Insights.

The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety & Cybersecurity Training Program, established in 2004 in collaboration with multinational enterprises, has played a pivotal role in the professional development of engineers and technicians over the past 20 years. It stands out as the only global vocational training program that encompasses both Functional Safety and Cybersecurity (FS & CySec) with its content and competencies validated by a neutral third party. Over 30 international companies and their experts back the FS & CySec Training Program, ensuring the highest quality of training. To date, the program has had more than 18,000 engineers participate, each of whom has earned the globally acknowledged FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certification, marking a significant contribution to the field of industrial safety and security.

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