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Control system integrator, Superior Controls taps Kenneth Hackett, a 25-year industry vet, to spearhead growth initiatives in new territories

Seabrook, NH – July 14, 2016 – Superior Controls, Inc., a leading control system integrator of custom industrial automation and IT solutions, is pleased to announce the hire of Kenneth Hackett, who has joined the company as the new Business Development Manager.

Kenneth joins the team after a 25-year career at automation distributor, Horizon Solutions, where he spearheaded sales initiatives and developed new territories. Most recently, he served as an account manager for Electrical Supply Company, where he created a $2 million territory in just 12 months.
At Superior Controls, Kenneth will utilize that skillset, developed over a quarter-century, to lead the effort in ramping up the company’s ambitious expansion plans. His specific focus will be in growing markets in Albany, NY and western Massachusetts. Though Kenneth is a new member of the Superior Controls team, the company has enjoyed a long lasting relationship with him as a customer while he served as senior account manager at Horizon Solutions.

“We are delighted to appoint Ken Hackett as Business Development Manager heading up our expansion into New York,” said Superior Controls CEO, Rick Pierro. The move to hire Hackett will support the company’s continued high growth rate spurred by its demonstrated engineering expertise in manufacturing automation systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes to meet current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) requirements enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“Having worked with Ken in the past, I know he is a great addition to our team,” said Mark LaRoche, COO of Superior Controls. “His hard work, attention to detail, and unparalleled dedication to his customers give us tremendous confidence in his ability to help us grow. We are extremely excited to have him on board.”

Added Kenneth, “I joined Superior Controls because the owners, and whole team, are passionate about what they do, and work with integrity. Their vision for expansion matches my own, and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together.”

Superior Controls is an industry leader and expert in custom automation and IT solutions for the Biotech, Food and Beverage, and Energy production markets. Manufacturers in these heavily regulated industries look to Superior controls to meet the FDA’s stringent data integrity and safety protocol standards. Currently the company boasts a staff of 70 world-class engineers, having hired nine this year alone. As it further expands its geographic reach with help from Hackett, the company will continue to hire more engineers, and is currently researching locations for a new branch office.

About Superior Controls, Inc.
Since 1993, Superior Controls, Inc. has reliably delivered professionally executed automation and control systems integration services to leading companies in 30 separate states and 15 countries throughout the globe. In addition to being six-time certified by the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA), Superior Controls has passed a number of project management and validation audits performed by industry leaders such as Pfizer, Biogen, GE Healthcare, and more. As Superior Controls now undergoes expansion, it will exhibit the same commitment to innovation and quality that customers have come to expect over the last 23 years and counting.

Georgia Whalen
Superior Controls, Inc.