Employee Spotlight Clay Strickland

Meet Clay Strickland, a Level V / Lead DCS Programmer based out of LSI’s Golden, CO, office. Clay started with LSI in 2002 as a full-time programmer. Over the last 20 years, he has played a key role in the development and expansion of LSI’s DeltaV capabilities. Clay is best described as focused, hardworking, capable, and someone who is always willing to help.  Read our latest Employee Spotlight – 20 Questions below.

How long have you been with LSI?

20 years this month.

What is your role at LSI?

Automation & Controls Programming

Where did you go to college?

Memphis State University

What industries have you been involved in?

Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas

What is your area of expertise?

DeltaV DCS and Batch

What platforms are you familiar with?

Emerson DeltaV, Wonderware InTouch (AVEVA), Rockwell Automation PLCs, Inductive Automation Ignition

What has been your favorite project at LSI?

A large brewery project in Shenandoah, VA where LSI was responsible for the controls & automation.

What is your proudest moment at LSI?

Seeing any project completed and the customer satisfied.

What sets LSI apart as an employer?

The pride we have in completing projects for our customers, but most importantly, the satisfaction of our customers.

What sets LSI apart as a system integrator?

LSI always looks to develop relationships with clients to understand their needs better.

What are three ways or words that you would use to describe LSI?

Experienced, driven, and fair.

What is one thing that clients may not know about LSI that you would like to share?

LSI has in-house Construction and Project Management, as well as Mechanical and Process Design.

Long-term client relationships are a hallmark of LSI. Why is that?

Our long-term clients trust that LSI is looking out for what is best for them.

How has LSI helped you in your career development?

LSI has allowed me to work on many different platforms to broaden my knowledge and experience.

What advice do you have for prospective LSI candidates?

LSI has many experienced and knowledgeable employees that will help mentor and share information.

How do you like to spend your free time?

Mountain biking, trail running, hiking, and skiing.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Anywhere in the mountains.


Your favorite sports team?

Memphis State Tigers

Apple iOS or Android?


Any random facts about yourself that you could share with us?

I raced endurance mountain bike races for several years. I’ve raced the Breck 100, Breck Epic 6-day, Bailey Hundo (many times), Leadville 50 & 100, Gunnison Growler, Park City Point to Point, and Pierre’s Hole 100.



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