Acorn Growth Companies Now Accepting Nominations for Prestigious Annual Award

Acorn Growth Companies is seeking nominations for the Seeds of Greatness Award, presented annually to recognized Oklahoma-based aerospace and defense industry leaders. Deadline for nomination submission is May 25, 2012.

The Seeds of Greatness Award, which Acorn introduced in 2007, recognizes Oklahoma aerospace and defense companies, government agencies, teams, or individuals that have created cost savings or revenue enhancements through innovation. One public sector and one private sector awardee will be selected. The Acorn Partners will present the award during a ceremony at the Oklahoma Aerospace Summit and Expo June 5, 2012 being held at the Embassy Suites in Norman, OK.

“We encourage members of the aerospace community to nominate leaders who have improved business results through innovative ideas and processes,” Acorn Partner Jeff Davis announced. “The focus on cost savings for both the private and public sectors has never been more important in the Oklahoma aerospace and defense sector as we continue to assess the impact of industry-wide budget cuts.”

“This should prove to be another exciting year for nominations as individuals in both the private and public sectors are being asked to produce better results with fewer resources,” stated Rick Nagel, Partner at Acorn. “Oklahoma’s contributions to the aerospace and defense community are numerous and this award reflects the importance of recognizing these efforts.”

Nomination forms and submission information are accessible from the company’s website at www.acorngrowthcompanies.com. Past award recipients include: Oklahoma Department of Commerce, CASS Polymers, Oklahoma State University Multispectral Laboratories (UML), Zivko Aeronautics, Inc., Pro-Fab, Inc., The Oklahoma Aerospace Institute, The Tulsa Technology Center, GAMI, Inc., First Wave Aviation and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.

Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm focused exclusively on aerospace and defense opportunities, oversees management and control of AGC Aerospace & Defense. The firm has over $100 million under management and companies across the United States, operating worldwide under its primary banner, AGC Aerospace & Defense.

About AGC Aerospace & Defense
AGC Aerospace & Defense, the unifying brand of private equity group Acorn Growth Companies, is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services that support key commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications. AGC Aerospace & Defense is organized into four operating groups: Composites, Finance, Integrated Defense, and Services.

For additional information about AGC Aerospace & Defense, please visit www.agcaerospace.com.

Johnny Lantz, Director of Marketing & Communications
AGC Aerospace & Defense
Phone: (405) 737-2676 ext. 2012
Email: jlantz@agcaerospace.com

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