It“™s been a particularly challenging year for industry, with many companies growing at single digit rates. High Performance Technologies, Inc., wasn“™t one of them. Based in Reston, Va., the science and technology firm finished 2008 at $72 million; it“™ll finish this year 20 percent higher than that. Helping to keep the midsize company on an upward tick is Scott Miller. “This is a really exciting time,“ says Miller, who became COO a little over a year ago. “We“™re going to hit $100 million in the next year.“ Here Miller offers an inside look at the solid processes he“™s put in place so HPTi can continue to compete with the best of them. Read full interview here.
YEAR AT A GLANCE:
- Secured several significant wins, including computational science programs for the DoD, the Army Research Labs, and NOAA; a secure software solution for the Treasury“™s Financial Management Service, and systems engineering and program management for Veterans Affairs.
- Oversaw HPTi“™s certification as CMMI Level 3. “For a company of our size to be CMMI Level 3 gives our customers confidence that we can take on larger and more complex engagements,“ says Miller.
- Won the Virginia Senate Productivity and Quality Assurance Award (medallion level), the highest level of recognition from the state program. The evaluation criteria included processes for leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; human resource focus; process management; and results.
- Won the 2009 American Business Ethics Award being the only mid-sized company in the country to receive this honor.
“We regularly beat larger firms. It“™s challenging and actually kind of fun.“
“” Scott Miller, COO, HPTi