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GPA Announces Change in Leadership Wilmington, NC

After 22 years at the helm of GPA, Roel Harsta is announcing his retirement. Dan Lee will assume the duties of President & CEO at the beginning of 2018. Mr. Lee joined the company in 2000. Mr. Harsta states, “During Dan’s time at GPA, he has emerged as a leader with an excellent technical acumen while at the same time acquiring the business-related skills to run the company. I have no doubt that Dan will take this opportunity to grow GPA under his leadership.” Mr. Lee states, "I am grateful for the opportunity to lead GPA into the future. It has been a pleasure to work closely with Roel during my tenure. He has been a great business partner, mentor, and friend over the years. I am confident that our family will continue to build upon the foundation that he has provided, and that GPA will continue to establish itself as a leading systems integrator.”

About GPA Global Process Automation (GPA) is headquartered in Wilmington, NC with satellite offices in VA, WA, TX, TN, AL and AR. GPA is a recognized leader in process automation, process control, technology services, cybersecurity, and data analytics. Its mission is to work seamlessly with businesses to assess, troubleshoot, and devise a detailed plan which steadily supports business’ ROI. GPA enables clients to: bridge the gap between process control and information systems, gain visibility and identify opportunities for process optimization and achieve the highest possible level of automation, control and productivity. GPA has been involved in the pulp and paper, life science, and specialty chemical industries for over 20 years. Working with many leading DCS platforms, GPA has designed, engineered, integrated, and migrated many legacy DCS systems to modern platforms – which are needed in today’s ever-evolving environment. With their strong IT staff, who understand the unique needs of process control, GPA is able to provide its clients with leading edge solutions in data analytics, networking, data center design and development. GPA’s engineers stay current with existing and emerging technologies enabling new business capabilities in a cost-effective way. Whether it is building new system infrastructures or integrating controls into an existing platform, their engineering team will design a solution to optimize processes and operations to maximize business performance. For more information on Global Process Automation, visit


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