Makers of an aquarium pump, a mobile phone language translator and fresh-sliced apple products are among the Northeast Pennsylvania innovators to be honored next month at the annual
awards, sponsored by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania
The six 2012 winners, says Ben Franklin's Laura Eppler, exemplify innovation, achievement and a commitment to regional economic growth.
Patrick Clasen, Justin Lawyer and Timothy Marks for EcoTech Marine
Founded by the trio of principals as undergrads, this maker of aquarium equipment is today a multi-million dollar enterprise, with 30 employees and plans to grow its workforce and its space.
A graduate of the Scranton Enterprise Center, Net Driven is a leading provider of websites and Internet marketing solutions to independent automotive dealers. In just three years, Net Driven has increased revenue 800% and added 25 new employees.
RantNetwork makes an advanced mobile phone language translation application. The company recently launched its iPhone/iPad, Android, and Blackberry app versions.
Innovative Application of Technology
AMETEK Specialty Metal Products – Reading Alloys
This company recently opened a new manufacturing facility to support growth in the metal powder market, used in the aerospace and medical industries. It employs 140, up 12% from last year.
, Inc., Reading, PA
A producer of fresh-sliced apple products for food service and retail clients, Appeeling has grown from a staff of 10 to 100, tripling revenue in the process.
Compass Point Consulting
This consultant to middle-market family and closely held businesses has a simple mission: to build high-performance companies that can run without the owner.
Source: Laura Eppler, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Writer: Elise Vider