Pico Systems, Inc. (PSI) is a systems integrator focusing on the needs of manufacturing in the New River Valley of southwest Virginia.

We typically serve our customers either by providing turnkey solutions or providing software solutions as an extension of their engineering departments.

By establishing a high level of cooperation, we have been able to help our customers respond to the time and resource pressures that are part of today's competitive environment.

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Pico Credentials


  • CCR Registered
  • DUNS: 175470330
  • CAGE Code: 5JXF3
  • ITAR Registrant: M25561
  • Virginia Class A Contractors License: 2705 129131A

The People


Joe Trout - jtrout [at] picosystems [dot] com

  • Mr. Trout is the director of operations for Pico Systems. He also remains involved in design and implementation of industrial and test automation systems. Mr. Trout specializes in hardware integration, data acquisition, controls, and PLC and LabVIEW programming.

Denny Carlyle - dcarlyle [at] picosystems [dot] com

  • Mr. Carlyle is a Senior System Engineer at Pico Systems and has 33 years of experience in Process Engineering, Instrumentation & Controls, Process Control Definition, and Startup of new systems for energetic manufacture. Mr. Carlyle was the systems engineering group manager at RFAAP and has extensive knowledge in chemical process control and propellant manufacturing.

Johnny Yu - jyu [at] picosystems [dot] com

  • Dr. Yu is a Senior Project Engineer at Pico Systems and has 17 years of experience in processing systems integration and control for explosive and chemical manufacturing. In addition, he has provided technical management of engineering design and analysis for ammunition systems and propellant development. Dr. Yu was a project manager on the modernization team at RFAAP and has in-depth knowledge of the operation of the plant's processes as well as the environment compliance issues. Dr. Yu is a certified ASQ Six-Sigma Black Belt with specialty in Design for Six-Sigma and Lean Six-Sigma for Manufacturing and he is also a certified project management professional (PMP) with extensive project management experiences in facility modernization.

Dorcas Chao - dchao [at] picosystems [dot] com

  • Ms. Chao is a Human Factors and Visualization Developer for Pico Systems, who designs process interfaces (Wonderware InTouch HMI, Siemens WinCC, etc.) and provides extensive cross-platform technical support for users in both commercial and industrial environments.

Subject Matter Expertise

blocks We provide a wide array of expertise to our clients:

  • Process Systems Integration and Automation (Allen Bradley or Siemens)
  • LabVIEW
  • S88
  • Network Integration
  • Project Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Human Factors
  • Training
  • Design for ASQ Six-Sigma, Lean Six-Sigma for Manufacturing
  • Design of Experiments
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Material Characteristics of Explosives and Properties
  • Internal Ballistic Modeling and propellant development
  • Facility modernization for acid plants, propellants and energetics manufacturing, NOx abatement technology
  • Realtime X-ray (RTR) imaging system and image processing and enhancement
  • Barcode tracking systems for product tracking


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