Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique capabilities, leading edge technology, strong customer focus and continuing growth have driven Clear Align to the #1 position of the fastest growing private companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region (PA-NJ-DE-MD), as recognized by Inc. Magazine, and to the third position among the Philadelphia Region's fastest growing private companies, as recognized by the Philadelphia 100®. Clear Align, founded in 2003, focuses on intelligence and surveillance systems that support our military's expanding needs to adapt to asymmetric warfare and the Global War on Terrorism.
"We appreciate this wonderful honor," said President and CEO Angelique X. Irvin, "and I want to thank our loyal customers and recognize our employees, who strive every day to provide the superior customer-focused service and technical creativity that sets our company apart from the competition."
Irvin and nine other Clear Align employees accepted the award at the Philadelphia 100® event held at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Pennsylvania's campus on Thursday, October 1, 2009.
"We have maintained a superior growth rate by delivering new technology that truly differentiates our customers' systems in the defense market," said Irvin. "We have built an outstanding technology development and manufacturing team and have infused a program management discipline that sets the company apart. This approach to innovation coupled with operational excellence has enabled us to deliver rapid results that protect the warfighter and our citizens at home."
About the Inc. 500|5000
The Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent. Full-time and part-time employees are included in the head count; independent contractors are excluded. The list of the fastest growing companies in America ranges across industries from construction and manufacturing to IT services and business services.
About the Philadelphia 100®
The Philadelphia 100® is an annual program conducted by the Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Business Journal and Wharton Small Business Development Center. This year's event was held on October 1, 2009. For more information about the Philadelphia 100®, please visit the website atwww.Philadelphia100.com.
About Clear Align
Clear Align designs, prototypes and manufactures custom imaging, sensing and fiber optic systems for defense, aerospace and commercial customers. Clear Align's imaging expertise spans the ultraviolet, visible and infrared portions of the optical spectrum with a specialty in night-vision systems. Fiber optic sensing and laser expertise includes optical integration for remote sensing, mapping and targeting. Clear Align is a certified WOSB, 8(a) SDB, and SB. More information about the company is available at the company's website, www.clearalign.com.