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Press Release / May 05, 2020

GPA Becomes Inductive Automation Premier Integrator

Integrator Sees Much Success with Ignition Software Platform

FOLSOM, Calif. (May 5, 2020) — Inductive Automation has designated Global Process Automation (GPA) as an Inductive Automation Premier Integrator. This is the highest level of integrator certification recognized by Inductive Automation.

GPA is based in Wilmington, North Carolina, and has offices in Virginia, Tennessee, Iowa, and Washington state. The company has been in business more than 24 years. GPA satisfies customer needs from the plant floor to the enterprise level.

Inductive Automation, based in Folsom, Calif., is a leading industrial automation software company. Its key product — Ignition by Inductive Automation® — is an industrial application platform with tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Ignition is used in virtually every industry, in more than 100 countries.

“It’s clear why Ignition is becoming an industry standard,” said De Robertson, chief technology officer for GPA. “Inductive Automation has developed a robust, dynamic platform coupled with ease of use. Our manufacturing intelligence development team has been working with Ignition for a few years now. We have several customers who are currently rolling it out to all areas of their facilities, and our team has been able to utilize the Ignition platform in many creative ways.”

“We look forward to working more closely with GPA, which is becoming increasingly active in the Ignition community,” said Don Pearson, chief strategy officer at Inductive Automation. “We are happy to welcome GPA as a Premier Integrator!”

Inductive Automation has relationships with more than 2,200 integrators worldwide. The company has deep roots within the integrator community. Inductive Automation President/CEO Steve Hechtman was a control system integrator for 25 years before he founded Inductive Automation. The company’s flexible and dynamic software, low-cost licensing model, free tech support for registered integrators, and other benefits are helping integrators deliver an exceptional experience to their customers.

About Global Process Automation
GPA is a full-service engineering and technology development firm that develops solutions in industrial automation, operational technology infrastructure, industrial control systems cybersecurity, and manufacturing intelligence and analytics. Manufacturers trust GPA to be stewards of their processes to maximize efficiency, attain optimal ROI from their assets, and protect their critical assets. GPA bridges the gap between IT and OT. For more information, visit

About Inductive Automation
Inductive Automation creates industrial software that empowers organizations to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. By cross-pollinating IT with SCADA technologies, Inductive Automation created Ignition software, the first universal industrial application platform with unlimited potential. Ignition empowers industrial organizations around the world and in virtually every industry, with an outstanding software platform and top-notch support. For more information, visit

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