About us — What we do

Aptus Control Systems, Inc. is a full service control systems integration firm. Aptus supports SCADA and other industrial control systems throughout their lifecycle, including design, installation and commissioning, troubleshooting and repair, system modifications, and optimization. Aptus works with most major PLC and HMI manufacturers and specializes in water treatment (Water/Wastewater, Industrial Wastewater, Environmental Remediation, and Water Resources).

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We excel at solving difficult problems and have worked on many challenging projects, some of which include:

  • Completion of failed installations
  • Troubleshooting & repair of improperly functioning systems
  • Support of systems lacking wiring diagrams or programming documentation
  • Applied Research & Development

About us — Who we are

Brian K. Hibshman


Aptus Control Systems is owned and operated by Mr. Brian K. Hibshman, P.E. Mr. Hibshman is a licensed professional electrical engineer and has over 20 years of experience working with industrial control systems.
In addition to Mr. Hibshman’s extensive industrial control and SCADA experience; Mr. Hibshman has worked in the Nuclear Industry, on Departement of Defense weapons systems projects, as well as on a number of applied research and development projects. Some notable technologies encountered while working in applied R&D would include plasma field generation, energetic materials (both manufacturing and treatment/destruction thereof), satellite communications, and a control system installed at sea (including remote access from land based installations).

Prior Associations

Aptus Control Systems, Inc. was founded in 2010, however these three key individuals have worked together for over 20 years in previous employment, primarily in the water/wastewater field. They have extensive knowledge of control systems and all types of SCADA communication.

Barry L. Shirk

Project Engineer

Mr. Shirk has over 50 years of experience in electrical power and control systems. This includes industrial plant maintenance & engineering, power distribution, high voltage maintenance, and licensed electrical inspection. Control systems include PLC’s, SCADA, and unattended site monitoring. He has been programming and installing PLC based system since 1975 and is well versed on today’s technology.

Michael E. Saufley

Electrical Engineer

Mr. Saufley has over 25 years of experience designing and drafting electrical control panels for all types of water/wastewater systems. He is familiar with all the leading process monitoring software such as, WonderWare, Citect, RSView, etc. He also provides support for various computer networks being able to set up and maintain local area networks (LAN).