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Advanced Electronic Designs is One of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces 2019

Bozeman, MT (May 16, 2019) – Advanced Electronic Designs (AED) is happy to announce it has been named one of the nation’s best places to work in 2019. This achievement comes on the heels of being recognized as one of Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2018, a Top Montana Tech Employer by MHTBA, and Employer of Choice by the Montana State Employers Council and JSEC.

Hitting newsstands May 28 in the June 2019 issue, and as part of a prominent feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Collecting data on nearly 2,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 346 finalists.

See the full 2019 Inc. Best Workplaces List here.

The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity. It’s a different playbook from a decade ago, when too many firms used the same template: free food, open work environments, and artifacts of “fun.”

AED’s appearance on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list couldn’t have come at a better time. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the company’s inception.

“If you were to tell me twenty-five years ago that AED would be receiving national recognition at the behest of an entire team of AED employees and Inc. Magazine judges, I would have called you crazy,” said Bryan Robertus.

In its infancy, AED was a one-man show in a residential basement. Bryan Robertus founded the company in 1994 and claimed he would never hire employees; that the administrative burden that accompanied business ownership was less appealing than pursuing his passion of engineering. As it turned out, other individuals crossed Bryan’s path who were equally passionate about pursuing their professions, and the rest is history.

“The day someone comes to work saying, “I hate my job.” is the day we know we’ve done something terribly wrong,” said Bryan Robertus, President of AED.

About AED:

AED is a passionate full-service product development company. Starting with anything from a concept to fully defined specifications, we develop the hardware, firmware, software and prototypes to bring concepts to reality quickly and economically. We thrive on solving intricate design challenges, and our depth of experience facilitates innovative solutions. Our team of technical professionals has maintained a project success rate at nearly 100 percent over 25 years and hundreds of completed projects. We’re passionate about our work, our engaging culture, and helping our customers succeed.

If you’ve ever strolled Times Square, watched scenes from the Star Wars Trilogy, or admired the color consistency of your new smartphone screen, you’ve come into contact with our technology hard at work. We’ve developed leading-edge products that have paved the way in innovation. We created wireless EEGs for brain monitoring, designed and manufactured military communication and life safety equipment, developed a cloud management system for distributed digital signage, built hardware for autonomous vehicles, and designed electronics and controls for global RV awnings.

AED has enjoyed great success over the years, and we’re not done yet. We’re preparing to move into our new, technologically advanced facility later this year, where we will triple our footprint and the available opportunities for our clients.

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