SOURCE: AVISTA Incorporated

January 31, 2008 10:48 ET

Increased Demand for Software Services Leads AVISTA to Expand

Leading Outsourced Software Services Provider Expands Staff and Offices

PLATTEVILLE, WI--(Marketwire - January 31, 2008) - To support its corporate growth, AVISTA Incorporated, a leader in critical-systems software engineering services, is expanding operations in Wisconsin and plans to hire 40 more engineers. After four years of growth, particularly in commercial avionics and government and military programs, the company has outgrown its corporate headquarters in Platteville, Wisconsin. The company already has nearly 150 engineers mostly based in Wisconsin, with additional employees in Iowa and Minnesota.

AVISTA has started developing new office space near its headquarters building to support the expanded payroll, including conference meeting space and a new secure software/hardware engineering lab. The new office space is in the Platteville Business Incubator and the company expects to move in during the first half of the year.

"With the growth in commercial aviation and military avionics programs around the world, we've maxed out our current facilities," notes James T. Schneller, president of AVISTA Incorporated. "We are planning for continued growth and market leadership as more manufacturers look to outsourcing to improve efficiencies and supplement internal software resources. Critical-systems software and systems development is highly specialized. Companies continue to hire us for our unique offering of U.S. based, full-time engineering staff and program managers."

For the last 20 years, AVISTA has provided full-lifecycle software engineering services for critical systems projects, including commercial and military avionics, medical device and government/military applications. Recently the company completed work on various systems for the new Boeing 787 jet, Airbus A380, and some military aircraft programs.

About AVISTA

AVISTA Incorporated®, a subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corporation, is a full-lifecycle software engineering services company specializing in critical systems development projects for commercial and military avionics, medical device and government/military applications. With 2.5 million project hours completed, AVISTA fields the strongest, most stable, and most capable DO-178B experienced software development team in the industry. The company has completed 900 client projects over the last 20 years in systems design, requirements capture and analysis, software design and implementation, and software verification and validation. AVISTA, headquartered in Platteville, Wisconsin, is a SEI CMMI Maturity Level 5 rated company and an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. www.avistainc.com

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