Alumni from the University of Florida have created and guided some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the nation and the world. The Alumni Association is proud to recognize these amazing business owners and entrepreneurs through the Gator100.
Congratulations to our talented Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni who made the 2023 list for leading one of the world’s Fastest Growing Gator Companies!
No. 4 – AceApplications, LLC
Courtney Powell (1996 B.S. Electrical Engineering)
AceApplications is an information technology solutions provider for businesses, schools, and government agencies, delivering custom software and web development, cloud applications, IT Staffing services, and technology sales. AceApplications has focused its efforts in designing and developing software solutions for aviation, transportation and education institutions and agencies. A minority owned company, certified in 11 states, GrowFL named us a FL top 50 company to watch in 2021.
No. 5- Slice Engineering
Daniel Barousse (2013 B.S. Mechanical Engineering)
Slice Engineering creates high-performance components for 3D printers. We are a trusted manufacturer for NASA, the US Armed Forces, Oak Ridge National Lab, plus research universities and businesses in over 40 countries. With over 20 years combined experience in design and manufacturing across major industry verticals, we are specialists in tech innovation and efficient solutions for additive manufacturing (3D printing). We believe your 3D printer has more potential. Slice Engineering unlocks it.
No. 6- Pacifica Engineering Services, LLC
Wesley Foster (2012 B.S. Civil Engineering, 2013 M.E. Civil Engineering)
Pacifica Engineering Services, LLC is a full-service, consulting engineering firm offering a portfolio of services ranging from environmental pre-purchase assessments, geotechnical engineering, to construction materials testing, non-destructive testing, private provider inspections, plan review and threshold building inspection. PACIFICA operates as a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Florida and is in good standing with the State of Florida.
No. 19- Everest Ice and Water Systems
Dan Doromal (2006 B.S. Materials Science & Engineering)
Everest aims to replace the outdated ice delivery service with an eco-friendly alternative of ice made at the source. Everest disrupts the industry by offering the most advanced technology with our innovative one-moving-part dispensing system that requires less maintenance and offers higher efficiency at a lower cost for our machine owners. At Everest, we work hard to enrich people’s lives and ensure our machine owners can earn a truly passive income while spending time where it matters most.
No. 21- ISEA TEK
Michael Hirsch (2006 Ph.D. Industrial & Systems Engineering)
ISEA TEK rigorously applies concepts from the mathematical sciences to develop innovative and computationally robust technologies. These technologies have been incorporated into both defense and commercial applications. ISEA TEK has deep expertise in optimization, information fusion, autonomy, cooperative control, resource allocation, and machine learning. ISEA TEK has received multiple contracts to develop technologies in support of the U.S. Government, specifically the Department of Defense.
No. 22- Admiral
Dan Rua (1991 B.S. Engineering – Computer and Information Engineering Sciences)
Admiral, The Visitor Relationship Management Company, helps thousands of media publishers worldwide – including NBCUniversal, Paramount/ViacomCBS, Hearst and more – grow visitor relationships and revenues daily. The future of the Internet to educate, entertain and empower our kids and grandkids is at risk. Admiral, founded by Gators and growing in UF’s startup accelerator, is “Saving the free Internet, one publisher at a time”
No. 27- Hypolita Co.
Brian Lampp is a co-founder and vice president of Hypolita, based in Gainesville, Fla., along with his wife, Morgan Lampp. Hypolita combines vibrant colors, striking typography and inspirational messages to create long-lasting wall art. From the nursery to the living room, these personalized picks brighten up the walls and help create that warm feeling that makes your home extra special.
No 48- Beach Engineering Solutions Team, Inc.
Bob Beach (1985 B.S. Mechanical Engineering)
A Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineering Firm serving the built community. Professional Engineers licensed in over 30 states design buildings for Hospitality, Medical, Education, Industrial, Office & Retail. Our engineers stay proficient with innovations such as UV lighting, HEPA filtration, energy efficiency and green building designs. The firm strives to design the best building for the client by taking a team approach with Architects, Developers, & Contractors.
No. 62- Commercial Acoustics
Walker Peek (2010 B.S. Civil Engineering)
Walker Peek is the CEO of Residential Acoustics & Commercial Acoustics. Commercial Acoustics, founded in 2013, brings together an established team of professionals with a combined 50+ years of expertise in the soundproofing and acoustic treatment industry. Servicing markets across the United States, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with regional offices in New Orleans, La., and Orlando, our team is dedicated to providing professional soundproofing and acoustical solutions.
No. 87 — Hyatt Survey Services, Inc.
Pam Hyatt (1990 B.S. Surveying and Mapping)
Pam Hyatt is the president of Hyatt Survey Services, Inc. She oversees the direction of quality control and technical procedures as well as client relations and marketing. Pam is also responsible for the production of boundary, right-of-way and topographic surveys. She has more than 26 years of surveying experience. Her project experience has included residential, commercial and municipal development surveys.
No. 87 — Hyatt Survey Services, Inc.
Russell Hyatt (1990 B.S. Surveying and Mapping)
Russell Hyatt is the vice president of Hyatt Survey Services, Inc. He oversees local, state and federal contract administration and overall quality control. Russell is also responsible for the production of boundary, hydrographic and topographic surveys. He has more than 28 years of surveying experience, and his project experience has included commercial/municipal development surveys and geodetic surveys, and beach/channel/port hydrographic surveys. Russell has extensive experience providing survey services to local, state and federal agencies such as the Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte Counties, the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Jacksonville District.