TSP Announces Strategic Partnership with Global Process Automation

(DALLAS) May 10, 2017TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, announced the creation of a strategic partnership with Global Process Automation (GPA), an industry leader in distributed control systems, PLC applications, information technology, and cyber security.

“We are proud to be the largest third-party Quality Control Systems (QCS) service provider in North America,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of TSP. “To think that our industrial automation group has grown from zero to over 100 dedicated employees in a few short years is simply incredible. This partnership with GPA will undoubtedly allow us to continue that growth pattern, supplying additional and innovative solutions to TSP’s industrial clients.”

TSP’s Industrial Automation and Control practice focuses on QCS, in which engineers maintain and optimize the systems controlling the process in production entities, such as paper mills and rubber manufacturers. TSP’s field engineers monitor the equipment and manage the QCS environment, ensuring top-quality production, increasing productivity and profitability, and ultimately ensuring customer production specifications are adhered to.

Solution Highlights Include:

  • QCS and DCS service and support
  • Preventive and emergency maintenance
  • Thermal imaging and infrared camera services
  • Process analysis
  • Control optimization
  • Radiological testing and associated services

“I see this as a win-win for both our companies,” said Roel Harsta, president of GPA. “TSP has developed a great reputation in the industry, and we’re looking forward to working together.”

Historically, both companies worked in parallel verticals within the industrial automation and process controls sector. The services that TSP and GPA did not do were either referred to various partners or passed on all-together. Now, this joint partnership allows TSP and GPA to offer complimentary solutions to their extensive client portfolios.

“TSP and GPA are uniquely aligned in company culture and how we handle business with clients,” said Bill Weiss, director of sales and operations for Industrial Automation Solutions at TSP. “Part of our growth strategy is to seek out strategic partnerships and alliances, and GPA certainly fits the bill. We are excited to see how this partnership will enhance our services and client experience.”

The partnership is effective immediately. Please contact sales@mytsp.net to speak about these services, or any services that TSP can offer.

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181 and subscribe to our blog.

About Global Process Automation
Global Process Automation (GPA) is headquartered in Wilmington NC with regional offices in Pryor, OK; Nashville, TN and Little Rock, AR and is a recognized leader in process automation, control and information systems. GPA has been involved in the pulp and paper, life science, and specialty chemical industries for over 20 years. Working with many leading DCS platforms, GPA has designed, engineered, integrated, and migrated many legacy DCS systems to modern platforms – which are needed in today’s ever-changing manufacturing environment. GPA’s staff of over 35 engineers, many of which are factory trained, bring years of process control experience to all facets of automation projects. Also, with a strong IT staff which understands the unique needs of process control, GPA is able to provide its clients with leading edge solutions in data analytics, networking, data center design, virtualization, and cyber security. For more information on Global Process Automation, visit www.global-business.net.

TSP Named to DBJ Middle Market 50 for the Second Year in a Row

dallas-business-journal-logoFor the third consecutive year, the Dallas Business Journal set out to find the fastest-growing middle market companies in North Texas. Our Middle Market 50 List includes private and public companies with annual revenue between $25 million and $750 million. The List is ranked by a weighted growth index from 2014 to 2016. Here is this year’s Middle Market 50 (shown in alphabetical order).

Global Process Automation Partners with TSP

Global Process Automation (GPA) is excited to announce a strategic partnership with the Industrial Automation Solutions group of TSP (Technology Service Professionals). This joint partnership allows GPA and TSP to offer complimentary solutions to their extensive client portfolio.

EY Announces Frank Gonzalez and Rick Skaggs of TSP Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Finalists in the Southwest Region

(DALLAS) May 4, 2017TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, is proud to announce co-founders Frank Gonzalez and Rick Skaggs were recently named as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Southwest Region. If named regional award winners, Gonzalez and Skaggs are then eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® national competition on November 18.

“When we founded TSP nearly 15 years ago, we never dreamed we would be the company that we are today,” said Frank Gonzalez, CEO and co-founder, TSP. “While TSP began with just the two of us, we have grown to nearly 650 employees, all of whom continue to strengthen our company culture and provide top quality services to all clients in the TSP family.”

The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Gonzalez and Skaggs were selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges after undergoing a written application and in-person interview.

“It is such an honor to be considered for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award two years running,” said Rick Skaggs, co-founder and president at TSP. “As any business-owner knows, running a company is hard work, but recognition such as this continues to prove the work is worth the reward.”

Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 24 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181 and subscribe to our blog.

EY announces Finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Southwest Region

EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Award in the Southwest region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

TSP Sponsors Fifth Annual Leighton’s Ride, a Charity Motorcycle Ride on May 20 Benefitting Leighton’s Gift

(DALLAS) May 2, 2017TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, announced it will be the signature sponsor of the fifth-annual Leighton’s Ride. The fundraising event will benefit Leighton’s Gift, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2013 with a mission to turn a tragedy into something positive.

The ride will occur on May 20, starting and finishing at Old Celina Park (12670 FM 428, Celina,TX 75009). For those who may not own or ride a motorcycle, there will also be an open celebration and classic car show, featuring live music from Cross Atlantic and Faded Blue, as well as food from In-N-Out Burger.

“Giving back to the community is one of our favorite things to do as a company and we’re once again proud to sponsor Leighton’s Ride,” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO, TSP. “Seeing this charity event grow throughout the years has been rewarding and we love supporting an important cause dear to one of our own #TSProckstars, Chris, and his wife Amy.”

The annual ride is the main source of fundraising for Leighton’s Gift, which was co-founded by Chris Skaggs, TSP’s senior director of talent and brand management, and his wife Amy Skaggs, after their experience in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with their son Jaxon, and late daughter, Leighton. The foundation’s current project is dedicated to installing webcams into the NICU at various hospitals – enabling parents to connect with their infants at any time from their computer, smart phone, tablet or other web-enabled device.

“TSP’s continued support has made all the difference in what we are able to do as an organization,” said Chris Skaggs. “To date, we have provided 45 NICU webcams at Texas Health Plano. As we continue to raise awareness and funds for Leighton’s Gift, we rely on the support of TSP and our community.”

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is a privately held IT services company. From IT infrastructure to industrial automation and controls, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT solutions to fit each client’s distinctive business needs, including maintenance, managed, project and consulting services. To learn more, visit https://3.82.32.181 and subscribe to our blog.

About Leighton’s Gift
Leighton’s Gift is 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 2013 by Chris and Amy Skaggs with a mission to turn a tragedy into something positive. After the premature birth and subsequent neonatal intensive care (NICU) admission of both Jaxon and Leighton, they were inspired to give back. Jaxon came home from the NICU after 74 long days; however, Leighton earned her angel wings three short weeks after birth due to a late-onset group B strep infection. It was the couple’s desire to create a lasting legacy for Leighton that was the main driving force behind the creation of the foundation. To learn more, visit http://leightonsgift.com/.