Kitware Announces Expansion of Offices and Growth of Workforce

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This comes on the heels of Kitware being included on Inc.’s 5000 fastest growing private companies list and as a Top Small Company Workplace for both Inc. and Winning Workplaces

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“I attribute this growth to the talented staff at Kitware. We strive to find the best and most gifted employees who will help us grow, while maintaining the corporate culture that we feel has led to this success,” said Will Schroeder.

Kitware, one of the nation’s fastest growing open-source companies, announces the expansion of their offices in Clifton Park, N.Y. and Carrboro, N.C. These recent expansions are a direct result of the company’s sustained growth rate of 30% per year, and an expanding internship program.

With a focus on scientific and biomedical computing, computer vision, and quality software processes, Kitware has successfully grown to more than 100 employees, with 2011 revenue expected to top $20M. The expansion adds 10,000 square feet in New York and 2,000 in North Carolina, making room for the new hires expected by year end and the next round of interns in 2012.

“I attribute this growth to the talented staff at Kitware. We strive to find the best and most gifted employees who will help us grow, while maintaining the corporate culture that we feel has led to this success,” said Will Schroeder, CEO of Kitware.

In addition to expanding their corporate headquarters and Carrboro, N.C. offices, Kitware is also in the process of obtaining new office space for their recently opened Kitware SAS office in Lyon, France. Philippe Pebay, Ph.D., has just joined the Kitware team in Lyon as the Director of Visualization and High Performance Computing and brings a wealth of experience from a career at Sandia National Laboratories. This will continue to spur Kitware’s growth and impact in Europe.

Kitware significantly expanded its internship program during 2011 and plans to continue this program in 2012. “I enjoyed my summer internship at Kitware so much that I jumped at the chance to continue working here part-time during the fall semester. I regularly find myself blown away by the complex problems that these people are so capable of tackling head-on,” said Tor Hagemann, an intern at Kitware. “To see and be part of a group like this is quite inspiring.”

Kitware has been featured as a part of Inc.’s 5000 fastest growing private companies list for the past four consecutive years and was also selected as Top Small Company Workplace by Inc. and Winning Workplaces for 2011. These awards are the result of Kitware’s open-source business model that creates a collaborative and engaging work environment for their staff of highly-skilled software engineers and computer scientists.

About Kitware

Kitware, Inc. is a leader in the creation and support of open source software and state-of-the-art technology, and is one of the fastest growing software companies in the country. Kitware leverages its open-source communities and diverse technical expertise to provide advanced custom solutions for a host of complex technical problems. Founded in 1998, Kitware's team is widely recognized for their major contributions to a variety of open-source software systems including the Visualization Toolkit (VTK), the Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK), CMake and ParaView. Kitware has made an impact in the areas of visualization, data publishing, medical imaging, quality software process, computer vision and informatics. Among Kitware's global customers and collaborators are top academic research facilities, government institutions and private corporations worldwide. Kitware's products and services include software support, consulting, custom application development and training and productivity tools that leverage open source systems. For more information, please visit http://www.kitware.com/.

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