ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK recently presented its annual FastTrack awards to 15 Washtenaw-based companies that have demonstrated consistent growth. Several of the 2014 FastTrack award recipients were multiple year winners.
A video celebrating the FastTrack award winners is online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks0bK75m_4E&feature=youtu.be
"The FastTrack award winners demonstrated that they have what it takes to not only grow their businesses, but to do so consistently, over time. It's exciting to honor 15 Ann Arbor region companies for having an incredible and positive impact on our community," said Paul Krutko, Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO. "The diversity of these FastTrack winners - from software to document conversion to composites - is impressive; these amazing companies are the foundation of Ann Arbor's stable and growing economy, and what sets this region apart from others in the state and nation. Ann Arbor SPARK is grateful for the opportunity to be a resource to them, and to have supported the acceleration of their growth curve."
FastTrack awards are presented to companies with consistent records of growth. Recipients of 2014 FastTrack awards were required to have revenue of at least $100,000 in 2010, 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:
TekWissen is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients to powers of invention, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world.
Sungrace Software works in tandem with its sister companies - Sungrace Computers and Sungrace Engineering - to provide a broad range of specialized skills to customers. As a coordinated group of companies, SUNGRACE serves the entire extended engineering enterprise, transforming software and manufacturing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) companies and their software and design engineering suppliers with streamlined, technology-enabled services.
FAAC Incorporated is the world's leading supplier of accurate high-speed weapon system simulations. Its experience performing this work over the past 30 years has resulted in an excellent reputation with both developmental and operational military activities.
Human Element's experienced software developers, designers, analysts, and business experts have worked with clients on branding, eCommerce, search engine optimization, custom tech applications, and intranet projects. The company is one of the premier Magento development companies in Michigan.
Image Data Conversion specializes in document imaging, conversion and workflow. Its services include converting images from paper to film and digital and digital to film, and converting content, including newspapers, magazines and documents to searchable text and PDF formats. The company also offers a range of related custom services.
InfoReady Corp is dedicated to making business software simple, manageable and productive. It pioneered the KnowSpace software, which brings large amounts of information into one manageable interface. It helps businesses and organizations, at any time, in any location, access the information they need, manage a project or collaborate with a team.
Two-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.
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.
Three-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.
Six-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.
Seven-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 is a leader in secure, compliant enterprise-class hosting services. Its 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.
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.
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