PinnacleART ranks no. 37 on the 2016 Aggie 100, with an annual growth of 50.447 percent.
PASADENA, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 18, 2016 – Texas A&M University recognized PinnacleART as a member of the 2016 Aggie 100, which honors the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University Former Students. PinnacleART was ranked 37 with a compound annual growth rate of 50.447 percent from 2013 through 2015. The Aggie 100, a program created by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) in Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, honors graduates from across disciplines for their entrepreneurial endeavors and success as business leaders.
PinnacleART was founded in 2006 by two A&M mechanical engineering graduates, Ryan and Jennifer Sitton, with the belief that the company and its employees could change the world. Based in Pasadena, Texas, PinnacleART is now a global leader in building, implementing and maintaining comprehensive reliability programs for asset-intensive industries. By offering the highest degree of service, the PinnacleART team helps clients reduce risk, ensure compliance, optimize costs and improve safety.
“Having stepped down as CEO two years ago, it’s awesome to see what the team members of PinnacleART continue to do,” said PinnacleART Founder, Ryan Sitton. “This is the sixth consecutive year PinnacleART has been named to the prestigious Aggie 100 list and I couldn’t be more honored. Although I was there to receive the award, the focus should remain on the innovation, customer service and hard work of our team members.”
The 100 Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses with the highest annual revenue growth were recognized on Friday, November 11, 2016, at an evening gala in the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s football stadium, Kyle Field. The honorees were joined by employees, faculty, administrators, current students and fellow entrepreneurs to celebrate their success. Prior to the gala on that same day, the CNVE, which provides encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses, hosted the Aggie 100 Speaker Series on Friday, November 11, 2016, where PinnacleART Founder Ryan Sitton was one of the featured speakers.
“The 12th Annual Aggie 100 is a very impressive representation of Aggie excellence. The companies reflect 1,352 years of experience bringing the best to their respective industries and keeping the Aggie entrepreneurial standards alive and well,” said Richard H. Lester, executive director of the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. “We’re so proud of these top 100 performing Aggie entrepreneurs, and we celebrate the success of all Aggie companies that live by the Aggie Code of Honor: Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. We need more of that in today’s business world.”
The full 2016 Aggie 100 list can be viewed at www.aggie100.com.