Newspaper names CES International Atlanta’s fastest-growing private software developer

ATLANTA, April 8, 2002 — In announcing its annual ranking of Atlanta’s 50 fastest-growing private companies, the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Friday named CES International the city’s fastest-growing software developer.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetters list ranks Atlanta-area private companies that post two consecutive years of 50 percent growth in sales. This year’s Pacesetters breakfast drew some 700 attendees. Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin delivered the keynote address.

CES International finished No. 18 in this year’s overall ranking of fastest-growing private companies. Last year CES International finished No. 16 overall, and as the area’s second-fastest growing software company.

CES International, headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., has offices in Minneapolis and Brisbane, Australia. The company attributed much of its 2001 growth to increased sales to existing customers.

“Our existing customers accounted for a significant portion of our growth last year, which we believe says a lot about our products and services,” said Ed Solar, CES International’s executive vice president of operations. “In 2002 we will continue to provide a sharp focus in assuring their continued success.”

CES International’s customer base includes more than 40 of the world’s most innovative utilities spanning five continents.

About CES International
CES International is a supplier of real-time software solutions for distribution utilities. CES’ flagship product, the Centricity operations resource management (ORM) system, optimizes distribution-network operations and reliability, dramatically increasing customer-service capabilities. For more information on CES International, visit

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