CES International Defies Downward Trend for Tech Companies, Places No. 16 On Atlanta Business Chronicle's List of 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from CES International, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's news from technology
 companies falling more frequently into the "not-so-good" category, CES
 International staged a noticeable contrarian move by leaping to the 16th
 position in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's list of the metro area's 50
 fastest-growing companies.
     To qualify for the list, private companies based in the Atlanta area had
 to post two consecutive years of 50 percent growth in sales and staffing.  CES
 International grew from $3 million in sales and 35 employees in 1998 to
 $11.8 million in revenues and 165 employees in 2000.
     CES International provides operations and power distribution management
 software and services to the electric utility industry.  CEO Dave Jones,
 recently attracted to the company from a successful Silicon Valley enterprise,
 attributes the growth to major new contracts with dozens of large, well-known
 utility companies, including Consolidated Edison, San Diego Power & Light,
 Reliant Energy and Cinergy.  Ohio-based Cinergy also has become a significant
 investor in CES International.
     "As utilities around the nation face increased pressure from deregulation
 and the business requirement to operate more efficiently, the products and
 services offered by CES International become more attractive," Jones said.
     CES International accepted its award Friday at the Atlanta Business
 Chronicle's annual Pacesetters breakfast event. About 400 attended the event.
 
     About CES International:
     CES International is a leading global supplier of real-time software
 solutions for distribution utilities.  CES' flagship product, the Centricity
 operations resource management (ORM) system, optimizes distribution-network
 operations and reliability, dramatically increasing customer-service
 capabilities.  The Centricity information infrastructure enables the safe and
 efficient integration of emerging power technologies with traditional
 distribution networks.  Equipped with comprehensive energy-delivery management
 capabilities, Centricity helps customers achieve enhanced return on network
 assets and deliver the "high 9s" reliability and power-quality levels demanded
 by the information economy.  For more information on CES International, visit
 www.ces.com or call 1-800-450-0266.
     Trademarks: CES International, ces.com, Centricity, and InterSys are all
 trademarks of CES International.  Other trademarks are used for reference
 only.
 
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    ATLANTA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's news from technology
 companies falling more frequently into the "not-so-good" category, CES
 International staged a noticeable contrarian move by leaping to the 16th
 position in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's list of the metro area's 50
 fastest-growing companies.
     To qualify for the list, private companies based in the Atlanta area had
 to post two consecutive years of 50 percent growth in sales and staffing.  CES
 International grew from $3 million in sales and 35 employees in 1998 to
 $11.8 million in revenues and 165 employees in 2000.
     CES International provides operations and power distribution management
 software and services to the electric utility industry.  CEO Dave Jones,
 recently attracted to the company from a successful Silicon Valley enterprise,
 attributes the growth to major new contracts with dozens of large, well-known
 utility companies, including Consolidated Edison, San Diego Power & Light,
 Reliant Energy and Cinergy.  Ohio-based Cinergy also has become a significant
 investor in CES International.
     "As utilities around the nation face increased pressure from deregulation
 and the business requirement to operate more efficiently, the products and
 services offered by CES International become more attractive," Jones said.
     CES International accepted its award Friday at the Atlanta Business
 Chronicle's annual Pacesetters breakfast event. About 400 attended the event.
 
     About CES International:
     CES International is a leading global supplier of real-time software
 solutions for distribution utilities.  CES' flagship product, the Centricity
 operations resource management (ORM) system, optimizes distribution-network
 operations and reliability, dramatically increasing customer-service
 capabilities.  The Centricity information infrastructure enables the safe and
 efficient integration of emerging power technologies with traditional
 distribution networks.  Equipped with comprehensive energy-delivery management
 capabilities, Centricity helps customers achieve enhanced return on network
 assets and deliver the "high 9s" reliability and power-quality levels demanded
 by the information economy.  For more information on CES International, visit
 www.ces.com or call 1-800-450-0266.
     Trademarks: CES International, ces.com, Centricity, and InterSys are all
 trademarks of CES International.  Other trademarks are used for reference
 only.
 
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