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ACD Named to the 2012 Fast Tech Listing Recognized as a Fastest Growing Technology Company in North Texas by MTBC

Oct 03, 2012

 ACD, a leading supplier to the electronics industry, was named to the 2012 Fast Tech listing, appearing in the #23 spot. Fast Tech honors the fastest growing technology companies in North Texas based on three-year revenue growth and is part of the Metroplex Technology Business Council’s Tech Titans Awards Gala. The company’s final rank was announced at the Tech Titans Gala on August 24, with the Fast Tech listing being published in a special section of the Dallas Business Journal on August 31. Fast Tech is sponsored by TravisWolff and Comerica Bank.

We are pleased to be recognized as a Fast Tech company,” said W. Scott Fillebrown, President & CEO of ACD. “What a great honor to receive this not just once, but eight times! It is nice to see our commitment to our customers, employees and our dedication to increasing our technical capability honored in a public way.”

In its 12th year, the Fast Tech Award honors the 35 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Company rank is based on revenue growth from 2009 to 2011. To be considered for the listing, nominations are submitted to the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) or to the Dallas Business Journal. Independent research using publicly available information is conducted by TravisWolff and Comerica Bank. 

For more than 27 years, ACD has supported the printed circuit board (PCB) industry in a variety of ways; from design to laser photoplotting, to supporting engineering software to final test. The company has the background to offer its customers the support required to get products to market as quickly as possible.

At the MTBC, we keep our eyes on what is happening in the tech industry in North Texas,” stated Bill Sproull, president and CEO of the MTBC. “These fast growing companies are doing exciting things, and we're looking forward to seeing how they benefit our tech community and North Texas as a whole in the coming years.”

For more information about ACD, visit

Founded in 1984, ACD is a full service EMS company. The company’s services comprise complete board layout, DFM/DFA capability, printed circuit fabrication, component procurement, thru-hole, SMT and part-on-part mixed technology assembly, box build, rework, flying probe, functional and JTAG test, and development. For more information, visit

The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is the largest technology trade association in Texas, representing a quarter million employees through its 300 member companies. The MTBC strengthens the North Texas’ technology community and its reputation by acting as the innovation hub for entrepreneurs, universities and corporations. The MTBC continues to prove that 'Technology lives here' by growing future tech leaders with its talent and workforce development initiative, advocating technology's advancement in governmental arenas, and connecting people and inspiring ideas through its programs and special interest groups. More information about MTBC and its annual Tech Titans awards gala can be found online by visiting

TravisWolff is a growing, independent accounting and advisory firm that offers a full range of assurance, tax and consulting services to emerging companies, established companies, and successful individuals and families. Additionally, TravisWolff provides specialized services in the areas of business valuation, compensation and benefits planning, IT auditing, collaborative divorce consulting, employee benefit plan audits, estate planning, exit planning, litigation services and forensic accounting. Operating from offices in Dallas and San Antonio, TravisWolff serves clients in Texas, throughout the country and offshore. As a member of Moore Stephens International, TravisWolff extends its services to the global market. TravisWolff participates in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Peer Review Program and is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). For more information, please visit 

Comerica Bank’s Technology and Life Sciences Division is one of the nation's leading technology banking practices, offering a wide range of financial services tailored to corporate customers, entrepreneurs and professionals. Veteran bankers provide credit and financial services and products to young, growing, professionally backed technology and life sciences companies, as well as their more mature counterparts. The Technology and Life Sciences Division serves all major U.S. technology centers from offices coast-to-coast and its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), a financial services company that is among the 20 largest U.S. banking companies, with $57 billion in assets at March 31, 2010. For more information, visit

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