Rick Darter grows his Michigan business, Rave Computer, by evangelizing his industry, which handles modeling, simulation and visualization work.
The Sterling Heights-based company, formerly Rave Computer Association, has hired five people over the last year, expanding its staff to 40 employees and a few independent contractors. The 24-year-old firm has grown thanks to a diversifying client base that recognizes the value of simulation and modeling technology.
"We have had significant growth and continue to grow in Michigan," says Darter, president & CEO of Rave Computer
. "Me personally, I have become very involved in promoting modeling and simulation technology in the region."
Rave Computer offers its technologies to a variety of industries, such as defense and automotive. Darter is working to make sure no one industry dominates his bottom line, and continues to work to diversify his client base. He expects this work to mean more hiring and potentially a bigger physical footprint for his company's offices.
"We are positioned for significant growth by some of the opportunities we're pursuing," Darter says.
Source: Rick Darter, president and CEO of Rave Computer
Writer: Jon Zemke
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