Ann Arbor SPARK Recognizes Consistent Company Growth with FastTrack Awards

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK recently presented its annual FastTrack awards to Washtenaw-based companies that have demonstrated consistent growth. Several of the 2013 FastTrack award recipients were multiple year winners.

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"To grow a business is an amazing accomplishment, but to grow it consistently at a rate of 20 percent or more is an achievement worthy of recognition and celebration," said Paul Krutko, Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO. "The 2013 FastTrack award winners represent the wide range of businesses that are thriving in the Ann Arbor region and are creating a diverse, stable platform for prosperity here."

FastTrack awards are presented to companies with consistent records of growth. Recipients of 2013 FastTrack awards were required to have revenue of at least $100,000 in 2009, with an annual growth of 20 percent for the following three years. Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants sponsors the Ann Arbor SPARK FastTrack Awards and verified all of the award applications.

FastTrack award winners represent a range of businesses in the Ann Arbor region.

One-year FastTrack winners:
CEI Composite Materials is a full service provider of architectural metal panel systems and components for the commercial construction industry. It specializes in corporate identity and brand recognition. CEI provides its clients with a range of services, including project management, design, fabrication and installation. It utilizes industry leading software and fabrication equipment to ensure superior quality and precision of the finished product.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is a company of independently-owned and operated remodeling franchises. Its national presence gives the company a unique strength in the marketplace, and its local franchises offer one-on-one attention and commitment to providing clients the highest standard of quality for bath and kitchen remodeling. 

McCreadie Group, Inc. is a pharmacy software solutions company with a history of innovation and quality applications for pharmacy clinical documentation, Investigational Drug Service management and pharmacy education. McCreadie Group's expertise includes information systems, education, operational management and technology.

Two-year FastTrack winners:
Arbormoon Software specializes in planning, strategy, design and development on the iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry among others. As a company that has been recognized for hiring and growing Michigan talent, they employ a staff of top-flight professionals to maximize the impact of "mobile" for their clients.

Estrakon, Inc. is an advanced LED lighting company that provides lighting solutions for the point-of-sale market and in-store fixture companies. Its patented technology provides simulated motion and accurate color matching to ensure brands are represented appropriately and effectively at retail. Estrakon conducts all manufacturing and assembly operations in Ann Arbor.

Oxford Companies is a full-service real estate company with more than 15 years of experience investing in the greater Ann Arbor area. Our 50 professionals offer leasing, property management, construction services and investment to tenants, owners and investors.   

Five-year FastTrack winners:
Caelynx LLC is a computer-aided engineering firm providing expedient, reliable consulting services. It specializes in helping clients in the aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, life science and consumer product industries.

MedHub, Inc. is a privately-held company that provides managed IT services for large academic teaching hospitals worldwide. MedHub clients include The University of Michigan, Mayo Clinic, Duke University, Stanford University, Cleveland Clinic, The University of Washington, The University of Wisconsin, and Indiana University. MedHub recently announced that it secured 11 client contracts over the course of the last year.

Six-year FastTrack winners:
LLamasoft Inc. is a worldwide leader in delivering supply chain design software and services to large organizations. It provides the leading supply chain design and predictive analytics applications available on the market, enabling companies to model, optimize, and simulate their supply chains and improve cost, service, sustainability, and risk mitigation.

Online Tech's Midwest data centers assure mission critical applications are always available, comply with government and industry regulations, and continue operating after a disaster. Online Tech delivers the security, privacy, and availability expected from world-class data center operators.

Seven-year FastTrack winner:
ForeSee Results, a pioneer in customer experience analytics, measures satisfaction across customer touch points and delivers critical insights on where to prioritize improvements. ForeSee's technology and methodology allows executives and managers to drive future success by optimizing the efforts that will achieve business and brand objectives. The result is better business for companies and a better experience for consumers.

About Ann Arbor SPARK
Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization, is advancing the region by encouraging and supporting business acceleration, attraction and retention. The organization identifies and meets the needs of business at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations. Ann Arbor SPARK collaborates with business, academic, government, and community investor partners including the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County Michigan Works!, the City of Ann Arbor, Bank of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. For more information, please call (734) 761-9317 or visit www.AnnArborUSA.org.

SOURCE Ann Arbor SPARK



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