inc5000-2017Fishers, IN 46037, August 16, 2017 — Stratosphere Quality CEO Tom Gray announced Stratosphere Quality has been named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 list for the fifth consecutive year. The five-year distinction places Stratosphere Quality in the Inc. Honor Roll among a very select group to also achieve this recognition. The Inc. 5000 list is a prestigious and reputable annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

“It is incredibly rewarding to receive this distinction five years in a row. I believe our team is the best in the industry. Their dedication and commitment to providing our customers with innovative solutions with the highest level of service is the vital contributor to our ongoing growth. We provide our services to over 2,500 manufacturers across the globe, all of whom are dedicated to finding and implementing solutions that improve their manufacturing supply chain,” Gray said. “We continue to grow and lead our industry in new technologies, geographic reach, standardized processes, and operational excellence.”

As a global provider of quality assurance and quality control solutions to manufacturers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China, Stratosphere Quality grew revenue 51% between 2013 and 2016, generating annual revenues exceeding $121 million. This outstanding performance earned Stratosphere Quality their fifth-year ranking—and continues to compound through precise management and focus on expansion.

In July 2017, management announced the acquisition of Stratosphere Quality by Sojitz Corporation (65%) and Green Tec (35%). The acquisition provides an even greater opportunity to support the global supply chain with industry-leading services. The Sojitz and Green Tec acquisition provides incredibly strong financial backing along with an immediate increased base in the automotive industry.

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About Stratosphere Quality
Stratosphere Quality, founded in 2009, is a major global provider of quality assurance and outsourcing solutions, including sorting and inspection services, to manufacturers of parts and components in the automotive, medical device, electronics, home appliance and recreational vehicle industries. Headquartered just northeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, Stratosphere Quality has a geographic reach of 22 US states, Canada, Mexico, and China.

About Inc. 5000
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Tom Gray, CEO of Stratosphere Quality, announced the promotion of Robin DeProspero to Vice President, Talent Acquisition on July 24, 2017. DeProspero joined Stratosphere Quality in 2014 as the Director of Talent Acquisition. Robin directs and supports the recruiting needs for the organization, overseeing more than 20 corporate recruiters with a focus on both national and international hiring.

Robin’s experience includes over 18 years of spearheading recruiting initiatives. Robin was the Recruiting Manager and Division Director for Robert Half where she managed a team of recruiters and focused on developing client relationships and recruiting the best talent available in the market. Prior to joining Stratosphere Quality, she was the Recruiting Manager at Profyletracker.

“As we continue to grow to over 2,500 employees, Robin plays a vital role in advancing our recruiting and human resources strategies,” Gray said. “Identifying and hiring the strongest human capital for our company is an extensive undertaking. Robin is tenacious in developing exceptional, targeted strategies and processes to ensure that our clients are being served by the very best talent in our industry. People are our greatest company asset and Robin’s pursuit of excellence for recruiting is instrumental to our future growth.”

Our chairman and founder of Stratosphere Quality, Steve Cage, shares a passion for automotive manufacturing and the Indianapolis 500. Having been to the last 54 Indianapolis 500 races, Steve has experienced the excitement, dangers and moments that the infamous race offers. He sat down with us and shared more about this passion.