MAVERICK is proud to be affiliated with several top engineering, automation and educational organizations dedicated to quality and industry support, including:
The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is in its second decade of "helping good system integrators become better business people." Members gain the power of the association’s broader presence and its insights into the best business and project management practices for the automation and IT domains.
CSIA is committed to the business development of control system integration companies and their implementation of best practices in order to provide a healthy, low-risk channel for the application of technology to our industrial clients.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (ISA) is a leading global, not-for-profit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping more than 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation.
ISPE / GAMP
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is the world’s largest not-for-profit association dedicated to educating and advancing pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals and their industry. Founded in 1980, today ISPE serves 25,000 members in 90 countries.
Partnering with ISPE, the Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) has become the acknowledged expert body when it comes to computer system validation issues. As the organization matured, the scope of its interest and expertise expanded to include the preclinical and clinical arenas.
The Automation Federation is a not-for-profit umbrella organization. Under the Federation’s leadership, associations and societies engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities can work more effectively to fulfill their missions. The Federation coordinates the work of member organizations engaged in advancement of the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications. With the Federation’s support, the member organizations are able to work collaboratively to meet the needs of the marketplace; increase their individual efficiency, diversification and growth; and better serve the end user and customer through collective maximization.
Ranken Technical College
In 2008, MAVERICK Technologies and Ranken Technical College developed a Project Support Center (PSC) recruiting partnership program. Through this program, MAVERICK fills temporary-to-hire positions with qualified Ranken graduates. Participants sign a six- to 12-month contract to work at MAVERICK’s World Headquarters in Columbia, Ill., where they support engineering and design projects through base-level HMI and PLC programming, graphics generation, and application testing and auditing. At the end of their term, participants may have the opportunity to become full-time MAVERICK employees or use their real-world work experience to pursue other endeavors. Ranken is located in St. Louis, less than 15 miles from MAVERICK’s World Headquarters.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
MAVERICK’s founder and CEO, Paul Galeski, is a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) alumnus and has continued to support the university since graduation. He serves as a member of the school’s advisory board of directors, and in 2008 he was inducted into the inaugural SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to the field of engineering. Additionally, MAVERICK sponsors two engineering scholarships at the university.
MAVERICK is active in a variety of charities and events at the national level, as well as within the local community. For example, MAVERICK supports United Way and collects toys each holiday season for Toys for Tots. Locally, the company sponsors the Columbia Kiwanis Car Show, as well as the summertime outdoor music and movie nights at Metter Park in Columbia, Ill. MAVERICK donates to various Columbia High School causes and helps fund its participation in the Greater St. Louis Regional Botball robotics competition. The company has also contributed to the nearby Valmeyer High School engineering program.
Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International is a worldwide not-for-profit community of manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers, systems integrators, consulting service providers, analysts, academics and students. The combined purpose is to improve business production operations through optimized application and implementation of information technology and best management practices.
With more than one million members, credential holders, volunteers and trained project professionals worldwide, the Project Management Institute advocates project, program and portfolio management that can enhance and accelerate organizational change — driving innovation, improving bottom line performance, and strengthening competitive advantage. MAVERICK has 20 Project Management Professionals (PMPs) on staff certified by PMI, who have made a personal commitment to personal, professional development and continuous improvement.
Master Brewers Association of the Americas was formed in 1887 with the purpose of promoting, advancing and improving the professional interest of brew and malt house production and technical personnel. Today, MBAA is a dynamic, global community working to advance the brewing, fermentation and allied industries by advocating the exchange of knowledge; creating, assembling, interpreting and disseminating credible and beneficial information; developing world-class education offerings; and providing valuable personal and professional development opportunities.