GCS and Win 911 Blog

GCS and Win-911’s Seamless Integration Across Leading Platforms

November 16, 2023 | 3 Minute Read

In the fast-paced world of industrial automation, the seamless coordination of software and systems is imperative to ensure optimal efficiency, reliability, and safety. This is where General Control Systems (GCS) steps in, partnering with Win-911 Software to create a dynamic synergy that spans across major industrial platforms like AVEVA, Rockwell, Ignition, and VTScada. Let’s delve into how this partnership has redefined operational excellence and why it’s time for businesses to take action due to the impending end of life…


General Control Systems Albany Service Team Superstars

Albany Service Team Superstars!

June 15, 2023 | 3 Minute Read

Introducing the GCS Albany, NY Service Superstars: Our service team is knowledgeable, dedicated, and committed to delivering the highest quality service and support to our customers. When it comes to servicing your equipment, you can count on GCS to be there for you, delivering exceptional results every time…


Russell Bolton blog control systems engineer

Your Telemetry Systems is at RISK!

December 19, 2022 | 3 Minute Read

Whether your telemetry system is licensed, unlicensed, or cellular based, your system could potentially be at risk…


Russell Bolton blog control systems engineer

Safety First: Russell Bolton

November 30, 2022 | 2 Minute Read

Meet Russell Bolton, Control Systems Engineer at General Control Systems (GCS). Russ supports the toxic gas monitoring system (TGMS) at the NY CREATES Albany Nanotech Complex, a research site for the semiconductor industry. He works onsite with the GCS team to design, implement, and test changes to this life safety system…


Samantha Hartig Control Systems Engineer Blog

Pivotal Moments: Samantha Hartig

October 17, 2022 | 2 Minute Read

Meet Samantha Hartig, a Control Systems Engineer for General Control System’s (GCS). In 2018, she started working at GCS in Albany, NY where she was able to combine her electrical and graphic design experience to provide integration solutions for customers. After working at the Albany branch of GCS for a while, she had the opportunity to relocate to the GCS branch in Lakeland, FL where she serves a new customer base alongside the growing Lakeland team…


Christen Egan Blog About Becoming a Professional Engineer

The Ultimate Test: Christen Egan

August 19, 2022 | 2 Minute Read

Christen joined the GCS team in September 2014 after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in both Electrical Engineering and Biomedical engineering. “GCS found me,” she jokes. She began working in SCADA programming and quickly mastered the wide variety of software and hardware platforms that GCS uses before starting to manage projects…


Ken Hackett Direct of Business Development and company growth

The Expansion Plan: Ken Hackett

June 20, 2022 | 4 Minute Read

After serving the capital region for over 25 years, General Control Systems’ expansion plans are in the execution stage. If you follow GCS on social media, you may have noticed they’ve added talented team members and have expanded their geographical footprint over the past year…


Milton Weaver

Country Values: Milton Weaver

April 4, 2022 | 3 Minute Read

As General Control Systems continues expansion into their newest branch in Lakeland, Florida, Milton Weaver will be overseeing operations and managing the engineering team. As Director of Engineering, Milton is excited to get started at GCS and considers it a fantastic opportunity to create value for customers in Florida…


Eric Sullivan

A New Beginning: Eric Sullivan

March 24, 2022 | 3 Minute Read

Meet Eric Sullivan, the face of General Control System’s new Lakeland, FL branch. Since September 2021, Eric has been working diligently with his associate Milton Weaver and the GCS Albany team to recruit engineering talent and prepare the new office and panel shop…


Peter Pritchard Blog Director Of Quality Management

Dedication to Excellence: Peter Pritchard

December 21, 2021 | 2 Minute Read

Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is a professional organization that sets the standard for professional management and best practices in the industrial automation industry. General Control systems has been CSIA certified since 2013 and also holds an ISO-9001:2015 certified quality management system…


Mark Podbielski Business Development Manager Blog

The Face of Dallas: Mark Podbielski

November 29, 2021 | 4 Minute Read

As General Control System, Inc’s Business Development Manager of the Midwest Region, Mark Podbielski is the face of GCS’s second location in Dallas and is looking forward to applying our 25 years of experience to the Texas market. Before breaking ground at our new location in 2019, he gained experience in various roles at GCS in Albany…


Keith Myszkowski Blog

24 Years: Keith Myszkowski

August 30, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

Keith Myszkowski has been with GCS since May, 1997, which was during the very first year the company began in August 1996. He was born and raised in the state of New York, starting his life in Cooperstown, then grew up in Stuyvesant Falls, and now resides in Canaan…


Richard Wargo Blog

A Family of Engineers: Rich Wargo

August 2, 2021 | 2 Minute Read

Rich Wargo, P.E is well known around the office of General Control Systems for going the extra mile to help co-workers who are in need. He does this because he firmly believes in passing on the knowledge and experience he has acquired over the years to the younger engineers so they can progress exponentially…