Meet Andy Visnyei, one of our Level V Lead Controls Engineers based out of the Golden, CO, office. Andy joined LSI in 2008 and quickly became a respected, expert-level DeltaV programmer. Our clients appreciate his expertise, and we are proud to have him on our team. The three words that we use to describe Andy are Knowledgeable, Committed, and Mentor. Read our latest Employee Spotlight – 20 Questions below.
How long have you been with LSI?
Fourteen years. I was one of the first five employees in the Golden branch.
What is your role at LSI?
My primary role is DeltaV software development. I also provide high-level database programming when needed. As one of the senior engineers, I enjoy working with and helping our younger engineers learn and grow.
Where did you go to college?
I attended the Colorado School of Mines and graduated with an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degree.
What industries have you been involved in?
Primarily the food and beverage industry and specifically our brewing clients. I’ve also worked in the oil and gas industry.
What is your area of expertise?
Programming is my passion, and I’ve been fortunate to be involved in software development for over 32 years. The last 14 years have primarily been DeltaV programming. Before LSI, I did 12 years of Visual Basic, C#, and Database development.
What platforms are you familiar with?
DeltaV, Brewmaxx, OSIsoft PI, ProcessBook, iFIX, Visual Basic, C#, and various databases.
What has been your favorite project at LSI?
When LSI upgraded two of the brew lines to DeltaV for a brewing client, I was the Controls Project Lead and able to teach and mentor a couple of our newer engineers, DeltaV. It was a challenging but also a very rewarding project.
What is your proudest moment at LSI?
There is not one particular moment, but in general when the client really appreciates and notices the effort of the work we have put into a project.
What sets LSI apart as an employer?
LSI cares about its employee’s well-being and is very fair and honest.
What sets LSI apart as a system integrator?
The pride and passion that we have in our work. This passion and quality of work has been passed down from the original leadership and continues today.
What are three ways or words that you would use to describe LSI?
Passionate, integrity, and challenging.
What is one thing that clients may not know about LSI that you would like to share?
Our capability to help clients with cybersecurity, MES, and data analytics.
Long-term client relationships are a hallmark of LSI. Why is that?
The relationship that we develop when working with our clients. A partnership is formed that works both ways because of the trust that is developed over time.
How has LSI helped you in your career development?
The challenging tasks I’ve had the opportunity to work on have helped me learn and grow. LSI is very supportive and accommodating if an employee wants to learn something different. They’ve also given me a lot of independence to work directly with clients, which I enjoy.
What advice do you have for prospective LSI candidates?
Expect to be challenged at LSI, but you won’t be working alone. LSI has a very knowledgeable team willing to mentor and share information.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I like to spend time with family, fly-fishing, tying flies, and riding rollercoasters with my daughter.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
The Miracle Mile on the North Platte River in Wyoming.
Your favorite sports team?
I generally like college football, and I often root for the underdogs.
Apple iOS or Android?
Any random facts about yourself that you could share with us?
I played basketball while in college at Mines. I also enjoy playing chess.