ASD Inc. Named to Inc. 5000 for Sixth Year in a Row

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Company included since the list’s inception, demonstrating strong business focus.

ASD Inc., a global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation and material analysis solutions, was named for the sixth time to Inc. Magazine’s installment of Inc. 5000. The Inc. 5000 is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. ASD has been included on the Inc. 5000 list since its inception in 2007.

The independent entrepreneurial companies on this year’s list reported having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion. ASD Inc. joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani,, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s on this year’s list of companies.

ASD hit innovation milestones this year, releasing new technology including the TerraSpec® 4 mineral analyzers, the LabSpec® 4 line of portable laboratory instrumentation and the Illuminator reflectance lamp used for indoor reflectance measurements. The company also supported job growth, hiring several new employees over the past year.

ASD also entered a partnership with AusSpec International to distribute mineral analysis software, offering the industry’s most customizable visual presentation of complex data collected by the TerraSpec 4 mineral analyzer.

ASD ranked 4,909 on this year’s list. This award joins others the company has received, including five years on the Inc. 5000 list and recognition in the Colorado Biz Magazine 2011 Top 250 Private Companies.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

Methodology The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About ASD
Established in 1990 in Boulder, ASD Inc. is the global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions, solving some of the most challenging real-world materials measurement problems. ASD spectrometers — unparalleled in providing laboratory-grade results in the field or on-site — are the instruments of choice for remote sensing, environmental sciences, agricultural, mining, pharmaceutical and pulp and paper industry applications, where results drive paradigm-changing insights, efficiency and profit. ASD’s collaborative culture and world-class customer service put the best, fastest and most accurate spectroscopic instruments to work for industry and science in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, please visit

About Inc. Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit

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