Making this list affirms that we have an empowered, collaborative culture, and that our team is solving some of the world's most challenging technology problems.
Clifton Park, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2011
Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces today announces Kitware as one of the winners of the 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces competition -- an annual contest that recognizes the nation’s best small and mid-sized company work environments—in Inc.’s June issue. The magazine features the contest’s 50 winners, which include a diverse array of organizations.
Every year since 2003, Winning Workplaces, an Evanston, Ill.-based nonprofit organization, has recognized those firms that attribute much of their business success to their commitment to exemplary people practices and outstanding workplace cultures.
Kitware is an open source software company that specializes in creating cutting-edge toolkits and developing advanced research solutions in the fields of scientific visualization, informatics, data management, quality software process, medical imaging and computer vision. The company provides a collaborative and supportive work environment while offering great benefits within an open source business model. Their unique and exceptional culture has earned them a spot in the 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces.
Winning Workplaces and Inc. received nearly 350 completed applications for the contest. A national panel of experts in leadership and small to mid-sized business judged the finalists. Selections were based on specific metrics and qualitative assessments of the finalists’ success in creating the kind of workplaces that engage employees and deliver bottom-line results.
"We are honored to be recognized as one of this year's Top Small Company Workplaces,” said Will Schroeder, CEO of Kitware. “Making this list affirms that we have an empowered, collaborative culture, and that our team is solving some of the world's most challenging technology problems while having lots of fun along the way."
“This year’s winning firms distinguish themselves in so many ways,” asserts Ken Lehman, chairman of Winning Workplaces. “They are steadily growing their revenues, often outperforming their industries; have identified niches where they add unmatched value; and are guided by strong missions and values. And, they make no secret of the fact that a key driver behind their success is their engaged and committed workforces.”
“These firms represent some of the finest privately held companies in the world,” states Bob LaPointe, president of Inc. “Their stories, appearing in the June issue of Inc., clearly demonstrate that taking an innovative approach to creating the right culture—one in which human capital is embedded in a company’s value proposition—can create real competitive leadership. Each of these Top Small Company Workplaces offers an environment in which people flourish and, as a result, profit follows.
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 areas such as visualization, data publishing, medical imaging, quality software process, computer vision and informatics. Among Kitware's global customers and collaborators are a variety of 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://kitware.com/.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. magazine (http://www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 708,450, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing and technology.
About Winning Workplaces
Winning Workplaces (http://www.winningworkplaces.org) is an Evanston, IL-based not-for-profit, whose mission is to help the leaders of small and mid-sized organizations create great workplaces. Founded in 2001, Winning Workplaces serves as a clearinghouse of information on workplace best practices, provides seminars and workshops on workplace-related topics and inspires and awards top workplaces through its annual Top Small Company Workplaces initiative.
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