DISTek Celebrating 20 Years

Monday, July 16, 2012

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For Immediate Release


Cedar Falls, Iowa – (July, 16, 2012) In 2012, DISTek Integration, Inc., is celebrating its 20th year in business with a full schedule of events. Activities are designed around DISTek’s core values with an eye toward recognizing those instrumental to the success of the business: employees, customers, and the communities in which DISTek does business.

The year of celebration began on April 2nd when birthday cakes were delivered to each of the DISTek locations – in Iowa, North Dakota, Illinois, and South Carolina. In a communication to all employees on DISTek’s birthday, Matt Dickinson, President and Founder of DISTek, stated, “DISTek Integration was incorporated March 25, 1992, but the first day of official work was April 2, 1992. It’s hard to believe that was 20 years ago. No company can last 20 years, and prosper, if she doesn’t have fantastic employees, and I feel very blessed to have the great crew that we have. Thanks to you all, and Happy Birthday!”

The birthday celebration was immediately followed by announcement of the “DISTek 20-4-20 Campaign”. The idea behind 20-4-20 is simply that DISTek will participate in 20 community related events or functions (e.g. United Way events, food shelter contributions, scholarship funds, participation in 5k’s, etc.) during the 20th year in business. With a commitment from DISTek to match contributions, employees will be able to support some of their own very worthy causes throughout the celebration year. The concept for 20-4-20 was born out of the anniversary planning committee, whereby they recognized that celebrating 20 years in business was not only an important thing to do within each office, but that DISTek should also extend and share that celebration with a greater audience. “All of us here at DISTek have a lot to be thankful for as we celebrate our 20th year of business. But it’s not just employment that we are thankful for. It’s our customers, our vendors and suppliers, and maybe even more importantly, the communities in which we live and work - and our fellow employee co-workers and friends”, said Bob Theisen, Planning Committee Chairman at DISTek.

In early June, in cooperation with Technology Association of Iowa, DISTek hosted a joint TechBrew and DISTek Open House at the DISTek office in the Cedar Falls Industrial and Technology Park. “As a technology company, we couldn’t think of a better way to begin our anniversary celebration than to have our customers, partners, friends and neighbors share a toast of good fortune,” said Bob Theisen, Technology Manager at DISTek. Approximately 200 people throughout the Cedar Valley attended the event, along with a large contingent of DISTekians, sharing food, drink, and laughter. Matt Dickinson commented, “Looking back, this could have only happened with great people in the right positions, so the celebration belongs to all DISTek employees over the years as well as to our past and current customers and friends, and we are looking forward to another 20 years of teamwork with them all.”

Late July will bring about the 13th Annual DISTek Company Golf Outing , a morning of golf, prizes, good food, and a chance for DISTek employees to enjoy each other’s company outside the office. This year’s event will be held at South Hills Golf Course in Waterloo – rain or shine.

As the summer ends, DISTek’s 20 year celebration will continue with a company family picnic scheduled for mid-September in Cedar Falls. One of DISTek’s core values is its commitment to growing a family of bright, passionate, and dedicated employees and providing them with a safe, challenging, and fun working environment. The family picnic is an opportunity to not only thank these employees, but recognize the importance of their families in the health, happiness, and success of DISTek as well.

And to close out the year, what better way than a holiday party in early December. As the holiday’s conjure up ideas of thankfulness and of giving, DISTek will close the year of celebration with a night to remember.

About DISTek Integration, Inc.

DISTek Integration, Inc., founded in 1992, is an embedded software services provider specializing in off-highway vehicle systems. DISTek specializes in providing full software development services from design concept through to system integration and test. DISTek has over 90 employees, the majority of whom are Electrical, Software, or Computer Engineers. DISTek is employee owned, is headquartered in Carthage, IL, and has its main operations office located in Cedar Falls IA. DISTek can be found on the web at www.distek.com.


Bob Theisen
Information Technology Manager
DISTek Integration, Inc.
6612 Chancellor Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613


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