Advanced Compliance Solutions adds military testing, acquires Rubicom Systems

ATLANTA, 3 Oct. 2007. Advanced Compliance Solutions Inc. has acquired Rubicom Systems, maker of aerospace and military testing solutions for more than 20 years. Rubicom, based in Melbourne, Fla., and founded by Joe Barbee, specializes in testing for military, aerospace, and defense applications and counts Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, and Avidyne Corp. as customers.

ATLANTA, 3 Oct. 2007. Advanced Compliance Solutions Inc. has acquired Rubicom Systems, maker of aerospace and military testing solutions for more than 20 years. Rubicom, based in Melbourne, Fla., and founded by Joe Barbee, specializes in testing for military, aerospace, and defense applications and counts Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, and Avidyne Corp. as customers.

The acquisition expands Advanced Compliance Solutions' EMC testing services. ACS is a provider of EMC, Product Safety, Wireless Certifications, and Environmental testing systems, and regulatory approval services. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Rubicom will double its staff as part of the deal. Previously an EMC testing lab solely for the military, aerospace and defense markets, Rubicom now offers commercial testing services similar to ACS, including wireless certification and product safety testing.

"We are expanding our business geographically and through additional product offerings," says ACS co-founder Scott Proffitt. "Rubicom moves us squarely into the defense and aerospace markets."

Proffitt anticipates that Rubicom's revenues will grow 50 percent because of the deal, and the new addition will contribute an additional 30 percent to ACS' total revenues. ACS is growing rapidly as well, and is expected to boost revenues by 50 percent, Proffitt said.

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