Orlando, Fla. (November 4, 2015) — Orion Technologies will be presented with the GrowFL 2015 Companies to Watch Award this Thursday. This award is given to companies whose momentum and practices point toward significant growth over the next several years. Orion Technologies was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.
Orion Technologies’ strong leadership, innovation, customer focus and strong community involvement were among several factors contributing to the award selection. “We are very honored and pleased to receive the award.” said Orion CEO Nirav J. Pandya, further adding, “This award reinforces our core company philosophy, we put our customers in the center of our business and believe that success will follow.” Since Mr. Pandya taking over as CEO of Orion in September of 2012, the company has doubled its revenue each year and is forecasted to do so again in 2015. The company, which designs embedded computer solutions for major defense contractors including Harris, L3 and Northrop Grumman, has grown from 5 employees in 2012 to over 20 in 2015. Orion will be expanding into a new facility in the Central Florida Research Park in February 2016.
In total, the 2015 Florida Companies to Watch have generated more than $1.2 billion in revenue and created nearly 1,000 jobs between 2011 and 2014. The awardees will be officially recognized November 5th at the Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk, Orlando.
For more information, visit flctw.growfl.com.
Orion Technologies, LLC has specialized in the design of embedded electronics for over 20 years. Product offerings include both commercial off the shelf (COTS) and custom solutions to satisfy military, industrial, and commercial requirements. Orion provides customized single board computers, backplanes, power supplies, test equipment and rugged deployment chassis as well as full integration services. Orion places the customer at the center of the business, allowing them to design the most appropriate, affordable solution for each unique application. Orion maintains a dedicated workforce allowing for superior control of the total business process from the initial customer inquiry, through design & integration, to shipment of the final product. Orion strives to not be a supplier but a partner, forming relationships that allow them to better serve their partners. Orion can support singular low quantity projects or high volume, long-term programs. Website: www.oriontechnologies.com
More About GrowFL:
GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies. Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® — growing existing businesses in a community, region or state — GrowFL is a critical component of the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. Website: growfl.com
About the Edward Lowe Foundation:
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,600-acre home in southwest Michigan.