Jose Rivera-Willeke

Chief Executive Officer,
Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)

Contact Details

Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)
111 West Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1412
Chicago, IL
Google Map Icon

Chief Executive Officer,
Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)


Executive with a particular focus in Strategy and Business Development, and a deep understanding of industrial markets and technology, as well as business-to-business marketing and sales. Managed several product lines and sales territories through direct and indirect sales channels, across industry verticals and geographies. Delivered solutions to customers in: Energy, Power Generation (including Smart Grid), Chemical, Oil and Gas, Metals Mineral Mining, Water and Waste Water, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage. Comfortable working and leading teams directly or within a matrix organization.

Close involvement with business development in strategy development, acquisition road map generation, due diligence, integration, and divestitures. Track record of creative acquisition road map development and execution focused to support a new strategic direction, in particular innovative solutions for targeted verticals.

True multinational background and extensive global experience in Europe and Latin America. Fluent in English, Spanish and German, with basic knowledge of French. Kellogg School of Management MBA; BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.


Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Evanston, Illinois, United States
1992 To 1994

Universidad de Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica
Licenciado (MS)‎
1987 To 1989

Universidad de Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica
Bachelor of Science (BS)‎
Electrical Engineering
1983 To 1987

Job History

Control System Integrators Association
March 2015 - present

Lismore International
Principal, Industry Practice Lead
August 2014 - February 2015

Schneider Electric
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, North America
August 2012 - April 2014

Schneider Electric
Senior VP Strategy - Industry
June 2008 - July 2012

Schneider Electric
Strategic Planning and Development - North America Operating Division
April 2006 - May 2008

Emerson Process Management
Regional Sales Manager - Puerto Rico and Caribbean
July 2003 - June 2005

Emerson Process Management
General Manager - Saab Rosemount Germany
March 2001 - July 2003

Emerson Process Management
Director, Temperature Solutions EMEA
January 2000 - March 2001

Emerson Process Management
Product Marketing Manager
January 1996 - January 2000

Emerson Process Management
Marketing and Financial Analyst
September 1994 - December 1995

Sales Engineer and MBA Intern
March 1988 - September 1993