Acorn Growth Companies Announces Seeds of Greatness Recipients

Posted on 06/05/2012

ACORN GROWTH COMPANIES ANNOUNCES SEEDS OF GREATNESS AWARD RECIPIENTS

Oklahoma City, OK June 5, 2012 – Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm focused exclusively on aerospace and defense opportunities, announced the recipients of its sixth annual Seeds of Greatness Awards. Public and private recipients were the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission’s Center for Aerospace Supplier Quality (CASQ) and The Greenwood Group respectively.

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 from both the public and private sectors.

“For the private sector, this year we have selected The Greenwood Group,” stated Rick Nagel, a Partner at Acorn. “This Ponca City-based company continues to be an Oklahoma leader in innovation focusing on three primary business units: aviation, government programs and sensor testing. The company is nationally recognized, including being nominated as National Small AGCBusiness Prime Contractor of the Year in 2009.”