About Us
Vision:
To be a world-class provider of engineered control systems, fabricated control panels and related services. We dedicate ourselves to technical excellence, cost consciousness, innovation and continuous improvement.
Mission:

We, the employees of GCS, will strive to provide quality and excellence in our services, a commitment to safety and training for all our employees, and endeavor to provide prompt courteous service for all of our customers, subcontractors, suppliers and vendors. We value community involvement and emphasize good corporate citizenship.

Brief History:
GCS began building control system panels and servicing instrumentation & controls equipment for several municipal and OEM clients in the Albany, NY area in 1996. Our services were expanded to include international crating and kitting of equipment for OEM suppliers as our businesses expanded. In 2005 GCS began what has turned out to be a long-term relationship with SUNY Polytechnic Institute in supporting cleanroom construction projects at the various campuses across Upstate NY. GCS became certified by the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) in 2013 with implementing industry best-practices within the operation. In 2014 we continued to grow our services with an emphasis on custom-built machines and contract manufacturing services. In 2017 we furthered our operational excellence with an ISO-9001:2015 certified quality management system.

Key Personnel:

Randall Powell

Randall Powell

President

30 years’ experience in all aspects of industrial control systems design & implementation.

Greg Pacifico

Greg Pacifico

Vice President
Operations

BS & MS – Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and 30 years’ experience in designing and building production equipment for the semiconductor, fuel cell and defense industries.

Ken Hackett

Ken Hackett

Business Development Manager
Southeast Region

30 years’ experience in the engineering design, sales, service, and installation of process controls and instrumentation as well as electrical systems for Life Sciences, industrial and food beverage clients. President of the ISA Eastern Chapter for 3 years.

Peter Pritchard

Peter Pritchard

Director of Quality Management

BS – Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and MS – Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and 30 years’ experience in engineering, sales, marketing and business development leadership of technology-enabled products and services.

Mark Podbielski

Mark Podbielski

Business Development Manager
Midwest Region

BS – Marketing & Management from Siena College. 15 years of sales, marketing, service, business development leadership, implementation and QC experience of process controls/instrumentation and electrical systems for municipal, industrial, OEM, commercial, universities and medical markets throughout the northeast and midwest regions. Member of the Committee for Young Professionals in the AWWA.

Megean Thomson

Megean Thomson

Business Development Manager
Northeast Region

15+ years’ experience in technical sales, account management, implementation, service and industrial automation including robotics and material handling. A BSI certified ISO 9001 Internal Auditor since 2012.

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