The 2016 recipient for the Outstanding Industry Partner Award was ControlTouch Systems, LLC. This award is in recognition of CTS’s key strategic partnership with Speed School in providing co-op and permanent employment opportunities for our students, critical input to improve the engineering quality and rigor of our curriculum, and its impressive contributions to the educational and research missions of Speed School and the university in general.
ControlTouch Systems, LLC is an electrical engineering and design firm, specializing in control system integration and factory automation. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, the firm has been devising creative solutions to industrial automation problems since 1990. The company has grown from humble beginnings to now having over 40 employees, which includes the three founders who are still active participants in the
company’s operations. For three consecutive years, 2004 through 2006, ControlTouch was named one of Louisville’s 50 fastest growing companies. The company is also a member of the Control Systems Integratiors Association (CSIA), and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
CTS has a long history of delivering successful automation projects across several industries including many well-known Fortune 500 companies such as United Parcel Service (UPS), Lockheed Martin, Ford Motor Company and General Electric Company.
ControlTouch Systems, LLC has had a strong partnership with Speed School employing 53 students in 126 co-op rotations since 2012.