About Us

Welcome to Northeast Controls! Since 1967, our Company's goal has been to partner with industry leaders to help improve their operations and profitability. The work we do helps enable our customers to continue investing in their plants through capital projects, process improvements and expansions, as well as ongoing maintenance and repairs.  We do this by working closely with our customers on process automation improvements which have a direct impact on improving the operating efficiencies of their plant or process operations. Our combination of in house process expertise and leading technology and solutions from our business partners, such as Emerson Process Management, create a unique and strong capability for the process automation industry. 

Northeast Controls' expert team of engineers, service, and sales staff have over 600 years of combined experience in making a difference in the financial performance of Original Equipment Manufacturers, Specialty Chemical Plants, Pulp and Paper Mills, Power Plants, Gas Utilities, Life Sciences and Food & Beverage customers.  Our organization has been ISO9001:2008 certified since 2003 and we take great pride in the quality of our people, products, and services we provide and represent.  Whether you are an engineering firm, contractor, OEM, skid builder, manufacturing plant, power plant, gas utility, or any other user in the process industry, if you choose to work with Northeast Controls we will listen to your needs to ensure we get the job done right.

Northeast Controls continues to invest in our people, our customers, and our business partners so that each can make a difference in the lives of their families and local communities. We take pride in finding and developing solutions to the tough process challenges facing industry today.  We approach these challenges with a balance of engineering expertise and financial strategy, resulting in solutions that solve problems and deliver value. At Northeast Controls, we believe that we can make a difference.

I invite you to review our website, and learn more about the innovative products, automation systems, services, and total solutions that Northeast Controls can deliver to help drive improvements for your business.  Thank you again for your trust and your business.


David Rizzo

Mission Statement

"Northeast Controls will be known as a recognized leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to satisfy our customer's requirements in process control and industrial automation.  We will succeed in building lasting relationships by providing consistently superior products and services that deliver quantifiable business results and by continually improving our quality management system processes."

Core Values                                                             

  • Integrity:  All Northeast Controls' employees will behave honestly, ethically, and responsibly.
  • Mutual Respect:  We treat our customers, principals, suppliers, and fellow employees with respect, fairness, trust, and dignity.
  • Knowledge:  We continuously work to develop, improve, and apply our knowledge to the benefit of our customers and employees.
  • Growth Driven:  We take the initiative to continuously improve and grow as individuals, through self development, and as a business.
  • Quality:  We achieve customer satisfaction by meeting requirements and expectations through participation in our Quality Management System.
  • Work Ethic:  We are dedicated, tenacious, and hard working.
  • Service-oriented:  We anticipate, understand, and take responsibility for meeting customer needs quickly and accurately. We are committed to building lasting relationships with our customers.
  • Safety: We actively participate in creating and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Accountability: A personal choice to rise above one's circumstances and demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving desired results - to see it, own it, solve it, and do it.

Northeast Controls Inc. was founded in 1967 as a Sales Representative for The Fisher Governor Company.  We operate from our Corporate Headquarters in Clifton Park, New York, located 20 miles north of Albany, NY, and also have Branch office locations in Rochester and Buffalo, NY, to locally serve our Central and Western NY customers.

Northeast Controls' beginning as a regional sales organization has evolved over the years, becoming an engineering and consulting business along with a very experienced sales and services organization.  We are proud to serve some of the largest and most influential corporations in the world.  Our expertise offers the design and implementation of process management solutions and asset optimization services for customers in many industries such as: Power, Gas Utilities, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's), Chemical, Pharmaceutical and BioTech, Pulp and Paper, Specialty Materials, Semi-Conductors, Food and Beverage, Metals & Mining, HVAC, Municipal Water and Waste Treatment, as well as other Industries and Institutions.

Supplementing our automation technical application skills and process industry knowledge, today Northeast Controls is a complete process industries solution provider through the products and services available from our strong, legacy affiliation with Emerson Process Management and several solid partnerships we maintain with predominant suppliers of other products for the process industries.  This combination has enabled us to provide our customers with profit improvement solutions to their most pressing business challenges. For nearly fifty years customers have consistently turned to Northeast Controls to provide them with process knowledge, applications expertise, and services to help them meet their business needs.

Northeast Controls provides the know-how that customers can count on each day. Our Account Managers, Applications Engineers, Sales Engineers, Systems Engineers, and Project Management teams hold degrees in highly technical fields and have several years of experience within the process industries.

  • Our Process Specialists and Process Control System Engineers average 20 years of process optimization experience in various industries.
  • Our Applications Engineers and Sales Engineers average 15 years of experience with Northeast Controls.
  • Our Automation Project Team averages over 20 years of industry experience in automation project implementation, field engineering, system architecture and bus design, project management, staging , integration, installation, start-up and commissioning services.
  • Our factory certified Field Service Specialists average 20 years of DCS and PLC installation, troubleshooting, preventative and corrective maintenance experience.
  • Within our facility we maintain dedicated space for valve automation assembly, calibration and testing by factory trained service technicians along with an extensive valve, actuator, positioner and regulator inventory for meeting your emergency situations.
  • We offer warrantied refurbishment of automatic valve assemblies, actuators, positioners, transducers and transmitters.

The employees and management of Northeast Controls are committed to being the premier local supplier of process control and automation solutions by providing outstanding customer service through a continuous commitment to operational excellence, superior engineering, and technical expertise.


Northeast  Controls was originally established by     Daniel J. Dinzik. Previously, Dan had worked for several years as a Sales Representative for Control Associates, the first Fisher Representative that was established in 1933 in New York City. In 1967, Dan was appointed as the exclusive representative in Eastern New York, Western Massachusetts, and Southern Vermont for the Fisher Governor Company and incorporated Northeast Controls in the Albany, NY, area.  Northeast Controls' representation of Fisher, its reputation for process control expertise, and local customer service support contributed to the company's continued growth and success in the 1970's and 1980's. In 1985, Michael J. Peters purchased control of the company, and in 1987, the company acquired the territorial responsibility of Process Management Inc. of Buffalo, New York, extending Northeast Controls' geographic coverage to include all of Western New York State.  In 1992, Emerson Electric purchased Fisher Controls, and in 2001 the Fisher-Rosemount name was changed to Emerson Process Management.

In January 2008, David J. Rizzo purchased Northeast Controls and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.  An Upstate New York native, David is a 1985 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, a former Army officer, and has worked in various sales and executive leadership roles with Northeast Controls since 1996. David also currently serves on the LBP Committee and Board of Directors for the Strategic Growth Partners, consisting of the 21 North America Local Business Partners for Emerson Automation Solutions..

Northeast Controls' Senior Management Team averages over 20 years of service and leadership experience with our company and includes: Dan Shea, Vice President; Sue Johnson, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; David Pellington, Services Manager; and Dan Barkevich, Inside Sales Manager.

Northeast Controls continues to invest in additional customer service resources, inventory, infrastructure, new product and technology offerings, engineering, and on-site field services capabilities to meet increasing customer expectations so you can rely on us for your needs. In 2016, Northeast Controls expanded its warehouse and assembly operations in Clifton Park, NY, by an additional 11,000 square feet.

In 2017, Northeast Controls will be celebrating its 50th successful year in business and serves as the Local Business Partner for Emerson Process Management in Upstate New York, Western Massachusetts, and Southern Vermont.

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