X-Rite and Pantone Named One of West Michigan’s 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 9, 2018 – X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and Pantone LLC, have been selected as one of West Michigan’s 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. The award recognizes companies for their excellence in employee enrichment, retention, and development policies as well as strong employee engagement ratings.   

“For the second consecutive year, we are delighted to be named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” said Ondrej Kruk, President, X-Rite and Pantone. “This award recognizes our long-standing commitment to provide our associates with a safe, productive, and motivating work environment that fosters professional and personal development as well as job satisfaction and engagement. Our success as a company is a direct result of all our team members and their dedication to delivering the highest quality products and services for our customers.”

The X-Rite global headquarters located in Grand Rapids employs around 350 associates across a variety of positions from manufacturing, research and development, sales, marketing as well as customer and business support functions. X-Rite employees thrive on global collaboration and innovation, have a passion for solving business problems and a high determination to succeed.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is a program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, West Michigan and Nationally.

West Michigan winners will participate in an awards gala on Thursday May 3, 2018 at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids.

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Pantone

Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides brand identity consulting and custom color services, as well as trend forecasting inclusive of its annual Color of the Year announcement, Fashion Color Trend Reports, forecast publications and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at www.pantone.com and connect with Pantone on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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