COMSYS Expands Portfolio of Internet Expertise With Acquisition of Automated Concepts, Inc. Chicago Division.Business Editors
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2000
Move continues COMSYS' expansion goals for 2000, Adds depth in key
web-based expertise in Chicago marketplace
COMSYS, a leading provider of professional IT services, announced today that it has acquired the Chicago, IL IT staffing division of Automated au·to·mate
v. au·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing, au·to·mates
1. To convert to automatic operation: automate a factory.
2. Concepts, Inc. (ACI ACI American Concrete Institute
ACI Arch Coal Inc
ACI Airports Council International (formerly Airport Associations Coordinating Council)
ACI Automobile Club d'Italia
ACI American Competitiveness Initiative ). ACI's offices in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of and New Jersey are not part of the agreement.
The move bolsters COMSYS' strong presence in a key major U.S. metropolitan business market. The acquisition provides COMSYS with expanded capabilities in several key IT segments: e-commerce e-commerce, commerce conducted over the Internet, most often via the World Wide Web. E-commerce can apply to purchases made through the Web or to business-to-business activities such as inventory transfers. implementation, knowledge and content management and Web-enabled application development services. The Chicago team of ACI immediately adds over 30 qualified IT consulting professionals, many with extensive project management skills.
The acquisition of ACI will create a platform for accelerated growth in both the project services and outsourced supplemental staffing arenas within the greater Chicago metropolis. COMSYS will again bring new clients, enhanced project orientation skills and additional talent in recruiting skills and project management.
ACI's Chicago division will immediately transfer to COMSYS' Chicago office. The Chicago staff will report to the COMSYS Chicago location.
Michael T. Willis, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of COMSYS, said, "The acquisition of ACI's Chicago operation signals our continued growth, as well as adding depth to our enhanced IT consulting capabilities in this rapidly growing marketplace. We're pleased to add some of the finest IT professionals to the world-class COMSYS team."
Chicago area COMSYS Vice President - Sales & Operations Paul Ducham added, "The business models and cultures of the two companies are complementary and will result in enhanced opportunities as we move forward together."
ACI is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. with offices in Chicago, New York and New Jersey. ACI is a provider of information technology consulting Information technology consulting (IT consulting or business and technology services) is a field that focuses on advising businesses on how best to use information technology to meet their business objectives. , as well as systems integration services. They also provide services in client/server and Internet based systems. With a significant focus in the technology services industry, ACI specializes in IT project management, knowledge and content management, e-commerce and web enabled application development.
COMSYS, headquartered in Houston, TX and formerly part of Metamor Worldwide, is one of the nation's leading providers of IT project support and specialized spe·cial·ize
v. spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing, spe·cial·iz·es
1. To pursue a special activity, occupation, or field of study.
2. project services providing highly skilled consultants. For more than 30 years, COMSYS has been a leader in staffing IT projects of any size, as well as managing comprehensive turnkey See turnkey system. projects. COMSYS has a staff of more than 4,000 consultants and associates based in more than 30 offices throughout the U.S. COMSYS clients include large corporations -- 129 of the Fortune 500 -- as well as mid-sized companies.