About Us

After having been in the production world as…

  1. a Controls Engineer with GM

  2. a Designer for an OEM tool builder

  3. an Application Engineer with an electrical distributor

ICE president Earl Whitsel saw the need for a System Integration House. In 1986, Whitsel founded Innovative Controls  to meet the needs of both the OEM and the End User by working with its distributors to correctly apply today’s advanced controls components.
ICE is based out of Lebanon, Ohio and sits on five acres of land leaving plenty of room for future expansion. More than half of our current facility is devoted to manufacturing floor space for panel fabrication and assembly. The shop floor is comprised of nine individual work stations making us more than capable of taking on high volume orders and plenty of open floor space allowing us to handle the larger projects as well.
Over the years, ICE has developed a substantial customer base by providing quality services, delivered on time, to every customer. As a result of the superior work they provide, ICE continues to grow and now employs a quality team of Controls Designers and Panel Builders. Each member of the ICE Team is committed to the standard of “Excellence in Service”.
Our Vision: To achieve and maintain a reputation as the leader in industrial controls design and support through quality design, products, and service.
Our Mission: To provide original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) and end users with top-quality controls design solutions.