Mayor Haynie to Tour Local Technology Companies at Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
June, 23, 2016
BOCA RATON, Fla. – June 23, 2016 – As part of her continuing effort to meet the City’s business constituents, Mayor Susan Haynie’s office announced today she will be meeting with executive staff from two local technology companies – MobileHelp and Aerospace Technologies Group (ATG) – located in the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University.
“The City of Boca Raton values and supports the entrepreneurial spirit of companies like Aerospace Technologies Group and MobileHelp, both located in the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University,” said Mayor Haynie. “Our corporate community is thriving with innovative companies and ATG and MobileHelp contribute greatly to this growth and innovation. We appreciate all they do to help create jobs for our city and wish them both continued success.”
Mayor Haynie will be joined by other members of Boca Raton’s economic development team as they tour the two companies at the Research Park, including the City’s economic development manager Jessica Del Vecchio and Bruce Rosetto, a member of the Research Park’s governing authority.
“This visit from Mayor Haynie highlights the growth and economic opportunity available in our City,” said Rob Flippo, CEO of MobileHelp. “Local technology businesses have tremendous opportunity ahead, and we are looking to our local community of talent to help us continue expanding.”
“As a result of our partnership with The Research Park, we are pleased to have hired more than 50 highly skilled associates locally,” said Simon Kay, ATG’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “Keeping our local economy humming is not only being a good corporate citizen but simply good for business.”
MobileHelp and ATG represent two of the Research Park’s rapidly-growing businesses in the technology sector: MobileHelp is a leading developer and manufacturer of medical alert and health management systems, and ATG is the premier developer and supplier of electromechanical shade systems for private and commercial aviation.
“Mayor Haynie's visit to the Research Park demonstrates the appreciation the City of Boca Raton has for the innovative technology development being performed here every day,” said Andrew Duffell, President & CEO of Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. “Growing key companies like ATG and
MobileHelp is important to the City's economic development and these companies now have a champion at City Hall who understands their challenges and will work to ensure Boca Raton has the right environment for them to thrive.”
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Headquartered in the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, MobileHelp® is a leading provider of mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) and health management technology. MobileHelp’s mPERS devices are integrated with nationwide wireless voice, data and GPS technology to provide real-time medical alert monitoring services and expedited personal emergency assistance. In addition, MobileHelp offers proactive health management services such as activity tracking, medication reminders and a telehealth platform, MobileVitals, for both consumers and healthcare providers. For more information about MobileHelp, please call 1-800-989-9863 or visit the website at www.MobileHelp.com.
About Aerospace Technologies Group (ATG):
Founded in 1998, ATG is the worldwide leader in the design and production of window shade systems for the commercial and corporate aviation industries. Most of the leading aircraft OEMs feature ATG’s products, including Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Cessna and Dassault Falcon Jet. In addition, many of the world’s leading premium airlines, including Emirates, Lufthansa, Qantas and Malaysia Airlines fly with ATG window shade systems. ATG products will also be featured onboard upcoming aircraft deliveries to British Airways, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Air France.
About the Research Park at FAU:
Established in 1985, the 94-acre Research Park is home to 19 technology companies working in conjunction with the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the FAU College of Business. The Research Park hosts the Technology Business Incubator® (TBI) with 19 startup technology companies, each of which receives business and consulting services with the goal of becoming established businesses and permanent residents in the Research Park. With locations in Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach, the Research Park is widely regarded as South Florida’s laboratory for new entrepreneurial ideas and technologies.