About Us

Synergy is a leading provider of control systems, automation, and information management systems.  Our expertise in the design, engineering, and integration of these systems gives our clients confidence that our services and solutions will provide results.  We offer a vendor-independent approach, assuring clients not only the highest quality, but also the most appropriate hardware and software for their unique process demands.  Our project experience extends from initial design to commissioning and operations training, which includes systems upgrades and retrofits to main contractor projects. 


Synergy has a reputation for providing high quality design with on-time and on-budget delivery.  Our professionals are fully backed by a hands-on, technically-oriented management team and solid support staff.  We pride ourselves on our alliances with solutions vendors who develop state-of-the-art technologies and unique solutions for today’s industrial demands.


Whatever our clients’ needs, Synergy strives to deliver the best through our individualized approach.


Our Mission

Synergy’s mission is to provide services that enable American manufacturing to take advantage of environmentally conscious solutions,which, in turn, increase profitability through energy independence. We vow to work towards an America that is self-sufficient in energy generation.


Our goal is to progress American manufacturing by offering our clients the solutions that enrich their processes and, in turn, their organization.


Our Values

Safe. Reliable. Efficient.

Synergy’s core values demonstrate our commitment to providing the best for our clients. Our devotion to American Energy Independence motivates us to continually explore emerging technologies in order to provide the best options. We believe in safety above all else and design our systems with this virtue in mind. We are dedicated to the goal of providing solutions that meet our clients’ needs by considering the unique demands of each industry. These values provide the steady base upon which we build our success, and the success of our clients.


Synergy's Key Personel

Sherry Williams

Position: Office manager
Joined Synergy: May 1991
Alma Mater: IBA College
Specialties: Client communications, document management, accounting
Favorite Quote: When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails.” –H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Joseph J. Zawicki

Position: Senior Field Service Technician
Joined Synergy: August 1994
Alma Mater: Kent State University
Specialties: Problem solving, computer graphics and animation, communications and Listening skills
Favorite Quote: The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” –Mark Twain.

Robert Karasek

Position: Senior Applications Engineer
Joined Synergy: February 2005
Alma Mater: Morton College
Specialties: Project management, programming, systems integration
Favorite Quote:Everything is easy when you know what you are doing.” –Anonymous

James Hernandez

Position :Drafting and Design Technician
Joined Synergy: April 2011
Alma Mater: U.I.C
Specialties: Drafting, purchasing, shipping and receiving, office manager, and inventory control
Favorite Quote: Do it once and do it right.” – Lee Child


Matt Sienkowski

Position: Field Engineer
Joined Synergy: January 2012
Alma Mater: Ivy Tech Community College
Specialties: Allen Bradley Control Logix, Wonderware, Foxboro DCS
Favorite Quote: We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” - Benjamin Franklin

Matt Ingram

Position: Software Engineer
Joined Synergy: May 2011
Alma Mater: Indiana University
Specialties: PLC programming, HMI development using Wonderware or Factory Talk, start-up technician
Favorite Quote: Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work.” ― Albert Einstein

Susie Sentevski

Position: Technical Writer
Joined Synergy: October 2012
Alma Mater: College of Wooster
Specialties: Writing, document management, client satisfaction
Favorite Quote:Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” –Oscar Wilde

Tonya Vrba

Position: Marketing Associate
Joined Synergy: October 2012
Alma Mater: The University of Iowa
Specialties: Communications, online content creation, document management
Favorite Quote: “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket




Our Leadership

Mark V. Urda, Owner

30 Years of Automation Experience

Position: President

Joined Synergy: July 1979

Alma Mater: University of Notre Dame

Specialties: Control system design, trouble shooting, communications with internal and external team

Favorite Quote:All things should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” –Albert Einstein



Marc L. Hunter, Principal

20 Years of Automation Experience

Position: Vice President

Joined: October 2007

Alma Mater: Southern Illinois University and Northern Illinois University

Specialties: Marketing, systems engineering, project management

Favorite Quote: The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.” –Warren G. Bennis

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