Houston-based oil-rig consulting firm The Athens Group first started using a quality-management system from Traction Software Inc. of Providence six years ago for an upcoming push for ISO 9001 certification.
The team at Providence’s G-Form LLC last year almost couldn’t believe what they were seeing: an in-match photo of Neymar, one of the world’s most popular soccer players and soon-to-be-star of the World Cup, rolling down his sock to reveal shin guards featuring the company’s bright yellow signature hardening gel cells. What made the image surprising was that G-Form, at the time known for bicycle knee pads and heavy-duty iPhone cases, didn’t market soccer equipment. more
Joe Provost, CEO of Syncstate Inc. in Holden, Mass., needed to find thieves who stole a manufacturing company’s intellectual property and products, so he picked two Salve Regina University students to work on the case.
KVH Industries Inc., a provider of guidance and Internet systems for the maritime and defense industries, reported second-quarter net income of $55,000, or zero cents per share, an improvement over the first-quarter net loss of $1.1 million but a 96.5 percent decline compared with net income of $1.6 million, or 10 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2013.
GTECH S.p.A. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of 65.6 million euros ($89.9 million based on the exchange rate of $1.37 per euro on June 30), a 9 percent decline compared with the €72.1 million ($98.8 million) income for the same period last year.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is considering acquiring a stake in Canadian wireless provider Wind Mobile, people with knowledge of the matter said, as Canada continues its effort to create a fourth national carrier.
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