Grantek Cybersecurity Expert Named Winner of the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to MESA

June 14, 2018

MESA Award

The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International named Grantek’s Chris Hamilton, Director – Industrial IT/OT and Cybersecurity, a winner of its 2018 Outstanding Contribution to MESA Award.

Chris was recognized for excellence and leadership in his role as MESA’s Cybersecurity Working Group Co-Chair. The annual award has been presented since 2008 to recognize the effort and dedication of individuals whose personal contributions have greatly benefited the entire association.

MESA International is a global, not-for-profit community of manufacturers, producers, industry leaders and solution providers who are focused on improving Operations Management capabilities through the effective application of Information Technologies, IT-based solutions and best practices.

About Chris Hamilton: Chris started his professional career in web design, databases, and server management with a focus in security at every level, but grew up around process flow and P&IDs in Biochemical Pharmaceuticals. In his roles at Grantek he has worked as a controls engineer, a systems engineer and an IT/OT consultant to bridge the gap between IT and Controls teams in order to help clients realize more efficient operations, leverage or implement standardized systems and most importantly understand the line between IT and OT and how it can and will shift with emerging technology and industry changes. He specifically focuses on the OT side today providing network assessments and road mapping a migration plan for a client’s legacy or inefficient hardware as part of a client provided, or jointly developed OSA (Manufacturing Operations Systems Architecture).

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