Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative solutions and strong customer focus have driven Clear Align to the number one position among the Mid-Atlantic Region's (PA-NJ-DE-MD) fastest growing private companies, Inc. Magazine announced today. Clear Align delivered three-year growth of 1305% with a focus on optical intelligence and surveillance systems that support our military's expanding needs to adapt to asymmetric warfare and the Global War on Terrorism.
President and CEO Angelique X. Irvin attributes Clear Align's growth to the company's pioneering approach to serving intelligence and surveillance markets in manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, space, surface warfare, and submarine applications. "The elements of our success include our experienced technical team from a variety of backgrounds, our close interactions with defense prime contractors, and our development of state-of-the-art opto-mechanical systems," said Irvin. "To be one the nation's fastest growing companies, especially in these hard economic times, is a high honor. I would like to thank our loyal customers and recognize our employees, who provide customer-focused service and technical creativity."
Clear Align continues to improve its processes and systems. "In order to lower our customers' costs and improve the quality of our products," said Irvin, "we are implementing several new initiatives in our operations. We added a lean manufacturing program, streamlined our processes through use of a Visual Manufacturing ERP across all parts of our company, and we will implement bar code tracked automated assembly in 2010."
Clear Align's ranking, as well as a full page photo spread, is available in the September issue of Inc. Magazine.
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 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.
For further information: visit the company's website, www.clearalign.com.