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Concept Systems receives 2016 System Integrator of Year award

SIYlogo_2016Concept Systems received the 2016 System Integrator of the Year from CFE Media for its accomplishments in developing and installing complex manufacturing automation solutions for companies across a wide range of industries. The award was announced today and was presented at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago last month.

“We view the 2016 System Integrator of the Year award as a testament to our 80 employees who use state-of-the-art automation technologies to solve manufacturing problems,” said Michael Gurney, Concept Systems’ CEO.

Given annually by CFE Media, the award recognizes business skills, technical competence, and customer satisfaction. Winners are inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame. This is the second time Concept has won the award; the first was in 2007. Only two other companies were honored with the award this year.

“Concept Systems’ submission is the best I have seen in all the years of judging this competition,” said Don Roberts, principal at Exotec, LLC. “I am certain it is a good reflection of how they serve their customers.”

Concept Systems Executive Team, from left to right: Michael Lindley, VP Business Development and Marketing; Terry Kingry, Supply Chain Director; Michael Gurney, CEO; Ed Diehl, President and Co-Founder; Brian Edwards, Chief Operating Officer

Concept Systems Executive Team, from left to right: Michael Lindley, VP Business Development and Marketing; Terry Kingry, Supply Chain Director; Michael Gurney, CEO; Ed Diehl, President and Co-Founder; Brian Edwards, Chief Operating Officer


CFE Media notes that Concept has built a reputation as a problem-solver in industries as diverse as aerospace, pulp and paper, building products, food and beverage, and metals.

“Our success can be attributed to our employees and their deep understanding of automation technologies,” Gurney said. “We also collaborate well with companies that share our passion for continuous improvement,” Gurney said. “That passion includes treating employees well, taking safety seriously, and adhering to strict quality standards. Those are key elements for our success, as well as customers’ success.”

Concept Systems, a CSIA certified member, provides automated solutions that improve efficiency, yield, and worker safety across manufacturing lines worldwide. Concept Systems is dedicated to providing clients with cutting-edge solutions that support complex retrofits, vision and robotic solutions and plant-wide Main Automation Contractor projects. Founded in 1999, Concept has offices in Albany, Ore., Charlotte, NC, Denver, Colo., and Seattle, Wash. and employs 80 people.

CFE Media publishes Control Engineering, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Oil & Gas Engineering and Plant Engineering on a monthly basis to more than 365,000 qualified subscribers. CFE, which is an acronym for “Content for Engineers,” provides engineers in manufacturing, commercial and industrial buildings, and manufacturing control systems with the knowledge they need to improve their operational efficiency. It sponsors the System Integrators of the Year award.

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