RoviSys Names Chris Otto Southeast Manager

AURORA, Ohio, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Otto has been promoted to manager of The RoviSys Company's Southeast Region and to the director level for the 400-person life sciences and manufacturing automation service provider with offices in Cleveland, Boston, Raleigh-Durham and Singapore.

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Otto is a 24-year veteran of the process automation industry with extensive experience as a project manager for biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients. With this promotion, he now leads the company's 75-person automation services office in Apex, North Carolina.

"In 17 years at RoviSys, Chris has contributed to the success of every project team he has been on through his attitude, effort and integrity," said John Robertson, RoviSys founder and president. "His promotion to the highest management level recognizes his leadership and potential."

Otto was previously group manager in RoviSys' life sciences automation division, which provides services to the world's leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He has been the project manager on more than four dozen projects as large as $4 million. He has also worked with clients in the paper and packaging industry.

"Our goals for the Southeast Region team are to continue to both successfully deliver projects for clients and to gradually grow our overall process automation and manufacturing enterprise software integration services," Otto said.

His technical experience includes automation and validation for bioreactors, CIP/SIP, purification, buffer prep, fermentation, recovery, centrifugation, filtration, chromatography and more. His regulatory experience includes GAMP-based batch design, records and CFR21Part11 compliance. His systems experience includes DeltaV, Moore APACs, Siemens, Rockwell and other technologies.

Previously he was automation engineer at Reliance Electric and Bailey Controls. He earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. He has earned RoviSys certifications in project management, DeltaV, FDA regulations, good documentation practices and GAMP 4 and 5.

RoviSys is a leading independent provider of manufacturing automation, life sciences automation and manufacturing enterprise software integration services with headquarters in the Midwest and other offices in New England and Southeast Asia. The Apex, North Carolina, office opened in 2005.

The RoviSys Company

RoviSys ( is one of the largest independent process automation and information technology solutions providers in North America with 400 employees in offices in Raleigh-Durham, Boston, Singapore and headquarters near Cleveland, Ohio. Services include manufacturing control, information integration, industrial energy management, building automation and legacy migration for life sciences, food, chemical, glass, power, oil and gas and other process industries. RoviSys is a founding member of the Control Systems Integrators Association and has maintained Certified Member status since 2004.

Partner certifications include Rockwell Automation Control, Process and Information Solution Provider; Siemens Automation Solution Partner; Honeywell Industrial Solutions Provider; OSIsoft Gold System Integration and Consulting Partner; Wonderware® Certified System Integrator; GE Intelligent Platforms Partner and National Instruments™ Certified LabVIEW™ Developer. The company also has significant experience with Emerson™ Process Management control solutions, including extensive DeltaV platform experience in life sciences and other industries.

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