ARA Acquires BerrieHill Research Corporation
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), an employee-owned scientific research and engineering company, has today announced the acquisition of BerrieHill Research Corporation (BRC), a leading provider of Electromagnetic Modeling/Simulation, Design, Analysis and Fabrication for the Air Force and Intelligence Agencies.
ARA and BRC share a common mission to provide innovative defense solutions while providing an excellent work environment for employees. With the integration of BRC’s leading-edge capabilities, ARA is poised to offer critical advancements within the fast-growing non-lethal market.
“Bringing BRC technologies into ARA opens the door to many new opportunities for the combined organization. ARA customers that have needs for advanced electromagnetic based technologies will now have access through ARA. In addition, ARA gains access to BRC’s deep expertise associated with special programs,” says Dr. Frank A. Maestas, ARA’s Executive Vice President. “Both organizations are expert integrators of high-technology physics and engineering into compelling software/hardware applications and share a common culture of responsiveness and excellence. This is definitely a win-win for both companies.”
Dr. Jeff Berrie, BRC President and CEO, says of the transition, “After two years of successful partnering with ARA, we realized our mutual corporate goals could be significantly accelerated by bringing BRC into ARA. ARA has a company culture that matches ours extremely well, providing outstanding service to customers and an excellent work environment for employees. Our technical areas of expertise are very complementary, and we are looking forward to a successful future as a new Division in ARA.”
ARA was founded 1979 to solve problems of national importance. The company’s applied research delivers scientific solutions for national defense, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 1,000 Employee Owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.
Founded in 2005, BRC is a small business with expertise in the design and development of antennas, computational electromagnetics, and RF measurements. BRC’s technical staff consists of engineers, scientists, and technicians with advanced degrees in engineering, applied mathematics, physics, and computer science.
Frank Maestas, Executive Vice President
Applied Research Associates, Inc.