Archive for the ‘2012’ Category

Achates Power Inc

December 21st, 2012 | Posted in 2012, Achates Power Inc

Achates Power Inc. – San Diego:  A developer of fuel-efficient and clean burning internal combustion engines, has been selected by help design and construct the U.S. Army’s next-generaion combat engine for the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.  The company will work with AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. on the contract, worth a total […]

2012 Economic Indicators

December 21st, 2012 | Posted in 2012, 2012 Economic Indicators

Existing Home Sales – which includes single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops, increased 5.9% to 5.04 million units in November from 4.76-million units in October, 2012.  November 2012 sales exceeded the 4.9-million-unit estimate from a Bloomberg survey of 82 economists.  Existing home sales are 14.5% higher than Noverber 2011. 

Alex Road Skatepark Oceanside

December 21st, 2012 | Posted in 2012, Alex Road Skatepark Oceanside

Alex Road Skatepark, Oceanside, CA:  Construction of a $1-million skate park was approved by the Oceanside City Council.  The 22,700 square foot skatepark will be built on city-owned land on Alex and Foussat Roads.  It will join four other skateparks:  Martin Luther King Jr. Skatepark at 4300 Mesa Drive; Melba Bishop Skatepark at 5306 N. […]

Soltec Solar Manufacturing

December 21st, 2012 | Posted in 2012, Soltec Solar Manufacturing

Soltec Solar Manufacturing – San Diego:  Newly located in Rancho Bernardo, Soltec is a federal government-backed manufacturing facility that has started production at their new factory. The company produces equipment for solar arrays.  Soltec is a publically-traded semiconductor company based in Bernin, France.  They received a $25-million grant from the US Department of Energy to […]

Why Join A Professional Organization or Association?

December 19th, 2012 | Posted in 2012, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

Why Join A Professional Organization or Association?  By Richard M. Knappen, President, Chessmen Career Movers Associations vary as much as the industries they represent.  Most have a common purpose:  To provide resources for their members, including:  Networking events; education; industry research; publications; professional services and perhaps job listings.  These events may be face-to-face, which is […]

Radiant Technologies

December 17th, 2012 | Posted in 2012, Radiant Technologies

Radiant Technologies – is a world class provider of Microsoft Dynamics and SAP Business ByDesign ERP software.  The company has been successfully implementing and supporting business management ERP software since 1995.  Radiant Technologies provides a consultative approach to assist a company in choosing the correct ERP software.  A team of Certified Specialists will support the […]


December 17th, 2012 | Posted in 2012, redIT

redIT – San Diego:  Offers custom virtual private cloud computing services to regional as well as national corporations.  Jor Alfrey is Managing Director.  Company web site is: 

The Wheat Group

December 17th, 2012 | Posted in 2012, The Wheat Group

The Wheat Group:  Based San Diego’s Ranch Bernardo, with Chad Grismer as CEO, the company specializes in the manufacture of sportwear accessories such as bags and backpacks for some of the major brands in the industry, including:  Hurley, Puma, and Skull Candy.  The company anticipates revenues in the $70-million range this year, compared with $45-million last […]

Diving Unlimited International Inc

December 17th, 2012 | Posted in 2012, Diving Unlimited International Inc

Diving Unlimited International Inc. – Is a diving equipment manufacturer that specializes in drysuits and keeping divers warm.  It manufacturers in San Diego and sell their products to public safety, military, scientific, commercial and recreational divers throughout North America and around the globe.  Susan Long, daugter of founder Dick Long who started the company in […]


December 17th, 2012 | Posted in 2012, Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s Vuforia augmented reality AR platform, which transforms real-world objects into interactive experiences, has teamed up with Sesame Work in order to create a prorotype playset.  Qualcomm is  in the process of commercializing the capability that recognizes complex 3-D objects.  Jay Wright is VP of Business Development at Qualcommn, who said that major toy manufacturers […]