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Optical Dynamics Named 2010 Hot Dozen company
Louisville, Kentucky. October 11th, 2010 - Optical Dynamics, innovators in ophthalmics and transparent nanocomposites, has been named a 2010 Hot Dozen company by GLI's ENTERPRISECORP. The Hot Dozen is an annual celebration of 12 locally-owned companies who have benefited from Louisville's entrepreneurial atmosphere and continue to thrive in our region. The companies represent innovation and entrepreneurship in Louisville's business community.
"It's quite an honor to be recognized as a Hot Dozen company," said Galen Powers, president of Optical Dynamics. "We are proud to be part of the Louisville business community and appreciate the city's strong pool of local talent and nearby university resources. Louisville has proven to be an excellent location to do business and provides a great environment for our employees and their families. We appreciate the efforts of GLI's ENTERPRISECORP to strengthen Louisville's business community and draw diverse companies together to achieve greater success."
Hot Dozen companies are selected because they exemplify Louisville as a place to start and grow a company. Honoring them is part of ENTERPRISECORP's mission to create a new culture of entrepreneurship and dramatically increase the number and quality of fast-growth, entrepreneurial companies headquartered in our region.
"Congratulations to this year's Hot Dozen companies," said Mayor Jerry Abramson. "They represent the qualities of innovation, imagination and sheer determination, which are essential to 21st century success and to a strong city economy."
"Hot Dozen companies are the kind of businesses people want to watch, as they're likely to be the source of much of Louisville's entrepreneurship and growth over the next decade and beyond," said Mark Crane, Executive Director of ENTERPRISECORP.
Optical Dynamics' ophthalmic equipment is in use in over 30 countries. Their nanoCLEAR anti-reflective coating system received a Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Award for its significant impact in state of the art nanotechnology. Their newest research is currently funded by the NSF, DOE, and KSTC.
About Optical Dynamics
Optical Dynamics (a division of Vision Dynamics) is an innovative research, manufacturing and ophthalmic wholesale lab company whose products are distributed worldwide. With over 100 patents related to lens manufacturing and nanomaterials, they continue to expand the applications for their highly engineered transparent materials, while maintaining their position as the leader in in-office lens fabrication.
ENTERPRISECORP is the enterprise development arm of Greater Louisville Inc. Its mission is to dramatically increase the number and quality of fast-growth companies headquartered in the region - companies that create the vast majority of new wealth, new revenue and new jobs. Client portfolio ranges from technology start-ups to mature businesses in traditional industries. For more information, visit www.ENTERPRISECORP.com.