MUNDELEIN, Ill., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Utopia, a leading global enterprise data solutions provider, is one of four businesses slated to receive the Gold Star Award in October from the Mundelein Village Board and Mundelein Economic Development Commission. The award honors Mundelein businesses that contribute to the local community in an exemplary manner.
Utopia's 106 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2008 and 2011 earned it a spot in August on Inc.'s 31st annual list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. With more growth on the horizon, the company keeps its pipeline of future workers filled through its intensive, three-month paid training program at the company's global headquarters in Mundelein, Ill., just north of Chicago.
Trainees work alongside experienced hires on client projects in a dedicated training center, hoping to graduate to salaried positions as Data Migration Consultants. Over the past year, the company hired 50 trainees, including residents from Mundelein, nearby suburbs and Chicago.
"We are extremely pleased and honored about being a Gold Star Award recipient," said Philip Kelley, Utopia's Director of Global Human Resources. "While our 2013 plans call for Utopia to expand globally into Latin America, Asia and Europe, as for our world headquarters, Mundelein is where we plan to stay."
Kelley will accept the award during a presentation by Mayor Kenneth Kessler and Economic Development Commission Chairman Larry Gallas at the Mundelein Village Board meeting, October 8, at 1000 N. Midlothian Road.
"The Mundelein Gold Star Award is given to companies or businesses, like Utopia, that have furthered the well being of Mundelein through building and/or landscaping improvements, hiring of employees or bringing significant employment that can contribute to the overall economic activity in the village," Gallas said.
ABOUT UTOPIA, INC.
Utopia, Inc. is a global Enterprise Data Solutions provider that leverages its proprietary Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management™ (EDLM™) methodology. It serves customers in multiple industries, including oil & gas, mining, utilities, manufacturing, high tech, consumer goods and retail, with unique methodologies to deliver significant cost savings and improvements that help unleash the true potential of the enterprise. Its solutions include strategic roadmap development, systems integration, data strategy and master data management (MDM), as well as data migration, quality and governance services.
The company has its global headquarters in Mundelein, IL, just north of Chicago and is celebrating its tenth year in business. Utopia's international presence includes offices in USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, India, Asia Pacific and most recently Latin America. For more information, please visit: www.utopiainc.com.
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