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Jul 11, 2018

Hargrove Controls + Automation has announced a new Division Leader, Karen Griffin, PE. Karen has over 18 years of experience in chemical engineering and has served at Hargrove for the last 6 years, most recently as a Senior Automation and Controls Engineer. As Division Leader, Karen is returning to the role she held in 2016 and 2017 during which time Hargrove Controls + Automation grew by 20%.  She and the entire Hargrove Controls + Automation leadership team are excited to move forward with Karen at the helm.

Karen Griffin, PE is a chemical engineer by degree whose expertise and knowledge includes control systems, automation, and project management.  She is a subject matter expert in control systems, life cycle management in offshore/onshore oil and gas, specialty chemicals, refining, and pulp and paper industries. Griffin is skilled in a vast array of Control Systems Platforms within the automation industry. She was heavily involved with the inception of the Hargrove Controls + Automation group in 2012, joining the group as one of the first ten Teammates, and has also served as lead for the C +A Communities of Practice group, has been instrumental in Hargrove’s mentoring and co-op initiatives, and serves on the Hargrove Foundation Board of Directors.

“We are very excited to have Karen returning to the role of Controls + Automation Division Leader” said Ralph A. Hargrove, President and CEO. “The controls and automation business has thrived under Karen’s leadership in the past and we look forward to her new journey in this role, keeping our constant focus on mutual and sustained client success.”

Ranked #43 in the 2018 Global System Integrator Report of the nation’s “System Integrator Giants”, Hargrove Controls + Automation is one of few multi-service automation groups in the country for safety systems, industrial IT, and plant automation. Since its inception in 2012, Hargrove’s Controls + Automation has grown to over 115 control systems engineers and specialists across Hargrove’s 13 offices and serves clients in the refining, oil + gas, life sciences, chemical, and automotive / heavy manufacturing industries with DCS / PLC process controls, robotics, industrial system integration, and safety instrumented systems.

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