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Ultra Electronics AMI looks to add 5 people to growing staff

Ultra Electronics AMI, formerly Adaptive Materials, has five jobs to fill right now in engineering and program management as it continues to grow its orders in the military and industrial sectors.

The Ann Arbor-based company creates devices that turn fuels like propane into electricity instead of heat. It's technology can turn a pocket-sized fuel source into a generator strong enough to power kitchen appliances.

The 11-year-old company has made a business out of selling its fuels cells to the military and industrial markets. The fuels cells are used by soldiers in the field or utility workers laboring in remote locations.

"We're going to continue to expand our tier 1 relationships with defense," says Aaron Crumm, president of Ultra Electronics AMI. "We're also excited about our remote industrial market."

Ultra Electronics AMI got its start as Adaptive Materials in 2001 when University of Michigan grad Crumm came up with a way of creating these fuels cells. He and his wife grew the start-up into a second-stage gazelle company before it was acquired by Ultra Electronics in early 2011. Then it had 60 employees. Crumm declined to say how many people worked for the company today or how many it has hired beyond saying that it has been hiring as it has been growing.

Source: Aaron Crumm, president of Ultra Electronics AMI
Writer: Jon Zemke
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