Employee Spotlight Landscape Courtney Harrelson

Meet Courtney, a Level III Controls Engineer based in our Golden, CO, office. A talented engineer that makes a difference every day, Courtney is an invaluable asset to the LSI team, and our clients feel the same. Three words to describe Courtney: diligent, resourceful, and ambitious. We’re proud and honored to share her Employee Spotlight interview this month!

How long have you been with LSI?

Seven years

What is your role at LSI?

I’m a controls engineer today, but when I started with LSI, I was a process/mechanical engineer.

Where did you go to college?

I attended the University of Pittsburgh for two years and then graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

What industries have you been involved in?

Food & Beverage, Brewing, Pharmaceutical, and Logistics & Package Handling.

What is your area of expertise?

A lot of my experience is with HMI design and programming.

What platforms are you familiar with?

Rockwell Automation, Wonderware, and GE.

What has been your favorite project at LSI?

A large controls modernization project for a package handling client in Fort Worth, TX. It was a challenging project but in spite of covid and other unforeseen circumstances, we came together as a team, and our success has led to more projects with the client.

What is your proudest moment at LSI?

Anytime I program something and it works as I intended.  I’m sure most controls engineers can relate to that feeling.

What sets LSI apart as an employer?

Our ability to work together and collaborate as a team. Everyone is willing to help and share their knowledge.

What sets LSI apart as a system integrator?

From a project’s start to finish, we are available and pay attention to the details.

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

Engaging, innovative, and collaborative.

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

Depending on project requirements, sometimes clients are familiar with only a few of our people or capabilities. So, I’d like them to know that we have a large team of engineering professionals and can help them with a broader range of services than they are aware of.

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

Our people, the high-quality standards that we uphold, and the collaborative approach we take with projects.

How has LSI helped you in your career development?

Having the opportunity to work on projects of all sizes with clients across diverse industries has helped me immensely in my career.

What advice do you have for prospective LSI candidates?

You need to have the desire to learn. Whether it’s a new industry, platform, or technology, there’s a lot of opportunity to learn and grow.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I love spending time with my family. We enjoy the outdoors, hiking, and boating in particular.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Anywhere with a beach.

What is your favorite sports team?

Team USA Softball

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

I have a twin sister (fraternal) and played collegiate softball for both the University of Pittsburgh and the Colorado School of Mines.

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