Superior Controls in Seabrook has been acquired by E-Technologies Group (ETech), an Ohio-based control system integration firm founded in 1993. ETech is owned by Falfurrias Capital Partners (FCP), a Charlotte-based private equity firm.
Superior Controls is a life sciences control system integrator of custom industrial automation and IT solutions with 135 engineers and professionals on both the east and west coasts. In April 2017, Superior Controls merged with Banks Integration Group, and the acquisition of the combined company is a strategic move by FCP to enhance the strengths and growth opportunities of its three industrial automation subsidiaries.
Superior Controls Co-founder and President Rick Pierro will continue as president of Superior Controls’ life sciences solutions vertical, reporting to ETech CEO Ralph Carter, and will also join the ETech board. Superior Controls will retain its name and maintain the company’s focus in serving the life sciences industry.
“The addition of Superior Controls significantly expands the breadth and depth of ETech’s engineering talent and capabilities as well as our ability to serve customers regardless of where they are located and whenever their needs arise,” says Carter. “We are thrilled to welcome Rick and Superior Controls to the ETech team.”
With the addition of Superior Controls, ETech becomes one of the nation’s leading providers of automation software and systems integration and engineering design services with approximately 400 employees, including 350 engineers.
“We are excited to join the ETech family of companies,” says Pierro. “Superior Controls, its customers and employees will all benefit from the synergies of working with our new sister companies. Following this acquisition, we will continue our efforts to grow, open new offices, and obtain new clients while continuing to provide tremendous service to our existing clients.”