Ann Arbor SPARK Recognizes 11 FastTrack Companies for Consistent Growth

   Ann Arbor SPARK Recognizes 11 FastTrack Companies for Consistent Growth

PR Newswire

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 5, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Ann Arbor SPARK recently
presented its annual FastTrack awards to Washtenaw-based companies that have
demonstrated consistent growth. Several of the 2012 FastTrack award
recipients were multiple year winners.

FastTrack awards are presented to companies with consistent records of
growth. Recipients of 2012 FastTrack awards were required to have revenue of
at least $100,000 in 2008, with an annual growth of 20 percent for the
following three years.

"The broad range of markets and businesses honored with FastTrack awards are
proof that the Ann Arbor region can support businesses across a spectrum of
industries," said Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO Paul Krutko. "To grow
year over year, consistently, in a tough economy is truly noteworthy and these
companies deserve recognition for this considerable achievement."

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

One-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

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.

The Whole Brain Group is committed to helping growing businesses develop and
execute digital marketing plans. Using their expertise in web design,
development, social media, content and pay-per-click advertising, they partner
with their clients to take an integrated approach to achieving their business

Two-year Fast Track winner:
Beal Incorporated is a selective demolition company that specializes in
historic structures with experience in the demolition trade dating back to
1962. With offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Toledo, Beal was recently
organized into four divisions with a growing list of services offered.

Three-year FastTrack winners:
Beal Properties specializes in managing and developing commercial and
residential real estate for owners and investors throughout Southeast
Michigan. It offers a wide range of residential apartment options in
Ypsilanti, from premier luxury lofts to four bedroom apartments in student
neighborhoods, as well as retail and office space in downtown Ann Arbor,
Ypsilanti and Detroit.

Four-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.

Five-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. LLamasoft
recently announced that it accepted a major investment from Nike Inc., MK
Capital and Augment Ventures to accelerate its product, technology and market

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.

SRT Solutions creates software for growing and innovative companies that see
software as a strategic asset. It uses the best available tools and processes
to provide customized, reliable, secure software for phones, tablets, web,
desktop, and enterprise systems, focusing on high-value applications that have
the potential to change a client's market.

Six-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 etcs/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


Contact: Jenn Cornell,, +1-734-765-0174
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