Vistage Members Named to 2014 Georgia Fast 40

San Diego, July 28, 2014 – Vistage congratulates Vistage members Doug Dunn, Doug Turner, and Kim Wallace, who have been honored by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Atlanta as representing the top 40 fastest growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

In order to be considered for the award, eligible companies must be for-profit and headquartered in Georgia; have most recent year-end revenues ranging from $15 million to $500 million; and must exhibit three years of verifiable revenue and employment growth. The awards were presented to honorees at the Georgia Fast 40 Awards Dinner and Gala on June 19, 2014, where guests enjoyed an evening of celebration with honorees and more than 500 leaders of the Georgia business community.

The following Vistage members were named to the 2014 Georgia Fast 40:

Doug Dunn, Chairman and CEO of Alliance Bus Group, Inc.
Doug Turner, President of Control Southern, Inc.
Kim Wallace, Executive Vice President of Hire Dynamics, LLC.

Chairman and CEO of Alliance Bus Group, Inc. Doug Dunn said, “Alliance Bus Group is pleased to be included in this year’s awards, and for the third year in a row! ACG Atlanta produced another great event again this year with some outstanding companies. This honor goes to all our associates who are truly ‘Along for the Whole Ride’ with our customers. All of the growth we have is a direct result of their outstanding efforts.”

Doug Turner is the President of Control Southern. When asked to describe how his company became one of the fastest growing middle-market companies in the state, he said, “Through various partnerships such as Emerson Process Management, Control Southern delivers process automation and reliability solutions to industrial manufacturers resulting in improved safety, quality, efficiency, compliance, and uptime. Today, investing in technology products and engineering services through Control Southern provides our manufacturing partners one of their highest return on investments.”

Kim Wallace, Executive Vice President of Hire Dynamics, LLC, had this to say about how her company attained its growth goals: “Hire Dynamics is a staffing and direct placement company where we are focused on making a difference. We believe in the slogan ‘What We Do Matters’ by placing talent to jobs, serving our clients and building a ’Best Places to Work’ company.”

“We were very impressed with the caliber of companies that were nominated this year, as we had the largest applicant pool in the history of the event,” stated Dan Bauer, ACG Atlanta Chapter President and CFO of CardioMEMS. “These companies exemplify ACG’s focus on Middle-Market Growth and represent over 13,000 added jobs.”

ACG Atlanta is a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth® with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and private investment. ACG comprises more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 54 chapters in North America and Europe.

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