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INTEG, Cost-Effective Connectivity Solutions

Founded in 1999, INTEG Process Group has quickly established itself as a flexible and cost-effective technology company that can deliver solutions and outstanding support in a wide range of industries and applications.

Awards

Each year, the Pittsburgh Business Times honors the Pittsburgh 100 spotlighting the fastest growing private companies in the region. In 2013, INTEG made the Top 100 for a 3rd straight year.

We provide an easy, open means to connect, monitor and control equipment and processes, and then transmit that information over the network so it can be used in business applications or control systems.

INTEG products and services have been applied over the years around the world in various industries such as cinema, audio and visual, manufacturing, security, newspaper publication, transportation, and steel.  

The centerpiece of our company’s success is the JNIOR (pronounced "junior"). It provides our customers with a simple, yet intelligent automation controller that monitors and controls a small set of discrete and analog signals and makes direct network connections to other devices for sending and receiving commands.

Success and Respect

The JNIOR is used in over one third of all the movie theatres in the world! The JNIOR is the most respected automation controller in use in the cinema industry.

A key application for the JNIOR is automating the digital presentation for movie theatres.  The JNIOR acts as the central automation to properly control the auditorium lights, sound, preshow ads, movie projector and other miscellaneous items to make sure the audience receives a perfect movie presentation with each showing.

Over the years, INTEG has also been responsible for accurately moving and tracking bundles of newspapers in the mailroom for some of the largest newspapers in the world including The New York Post and the New York Times.

INTEG HSMM

INTEG also successfully developed and sells the only off-line, stand-alone microstructure evolution simulation tool in the world.

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One of our early technologies that we still enhance, support and sell to the steel industry is the INTEG Hot Strip Mill Model (HSMM).  The HSMM is an off-line simulation tool capable of predicting the temperatures, forces, microstructure evolution and final mechanical properties of steel rolled in a hot strip mill.  The HSMM has been acquired by over 30 steel companies, engineering companies and research organizations in 15 different countries around the world!

The Hot Strip Mill Model  is a PC-based computer simulation model that was created with the support of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), United States Department of Energy (DOE) and five North American Steel companies.

Partial Client List

We have supplied products and services to over 300 companies in over 35 countries.  Here is a small sampling of the diversity of our customer base.

Richard A. Shulkosky, President and Co-owner

Rick is a co-founder of INTEG and has more than 25 years of experience in business management, marketing, sales and engineering. He is responsible for all of INTEG’s operations and sales and is actively involved in product design, testing and support activities.

Prior to INTEG, he was general manager of sales for Pittsburgh-based Kvaerner Metals, where he was responsible for the sales activities of three automation offices. He also served as manager of manufacturing and technology for the American Iron and Steel Institute in Washington, D.C.

Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a dedicated family man and acts as both a coach and cheerleader for his children’s activities including coaching soccer, basketball and listening to his daughter play the violin in the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bruce Cloutier, Chief Technology Officer and Co-owner

Bruce has been involved in product development, product management, hardware and software design, and business management for more than 30 years. At INTEG, he develops hardware and software for JNIOR products and provides ongoing support for the products and customized versions. He also maintains relationships with contract manufacturers and facilitates our industry certifications.

Previously, Bruce was a principal in the startup of two other companies, where he oversaw all aspects of management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

William A. Ruhe, Co-owner

Before he co-founded INTEG in 1999, Bill was president and founder of INTEG Control Systems, where he implemented a host of process modeling technical applications for steel industry clients including National Steel, Lukens Steel, The Timken Company and J & L Structural, among others.

Bill also served in various project management and lead engineering capacities at Danieli Wean, Davy McKee (Kvaerner) and The Timken Company.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dennis E. Whalen, Co-owner

Prior to co-founding INTEG in 1999, Dennis was manager of newspaper automation at the Carnegie Mellon Research Institute (CMRI) in Pittsburgh, where he was responsible for all of the organization’s newspaper automation projects.

He also served as a research and project engineer at CMRI and worked as an engineer for the Westinghouse Transportation Division in Pittsburgh (now Bombardier).

Denny earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and his master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a propulsion control apparatus patent for rail industry passenger vehicles.