Skip to main content
Photos at:

Other World Computing Named To Inc. 5000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" List For Fifth Straight Year

On prestigious Inc. 5000 list since its inception, leading Mac and PC technology e-commerce company is one of only 825 companies to make list all five years 30 percent three-year growth rate also earns OWC spot on "Top Computer Hardware Companies" list

September 1, 2011 Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today that it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of“Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” for the fifth consecutive year. Out of 25,000 list honorees since the recognition program began in 2007, OWC is one of only 825 companies to be named to the list for all five years that the list has been published. Showing a three-year growth rate of 30%, the LEED Platinum certified, wind powered firm was also ranked 33rd on the Inc. 5000 “Top Computer Hardware Companies” list.

The exclusive ranking list by Inc. magazine represents a comprehensive look at America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs, defined by Inc. 500/5000 selection methodology as U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31, 2010.

Other World Computing debuted on the inaugural Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies” List in 2007 with a “Computer and Electronics Top 100” category ranking of 78 and a 3,378 overall ranking, and has been named to the list ever since. For a complete profile of OWC’s ranking statistics over the past five years, visit:

To view the complete Inc. 5000 list, visit:

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward,” said Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.“Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is.” “OWC is proud to once again be included on the Inc. fastest growing list, and making the list for all five years is representative of the successful team and culture at OWC,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “We work hard every day to earn the trust and confidence of our customers by focusing on delivering the highest quality and highest performing products backed by best-in-class customer support for a total value proposition that creates customers for life.”

About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal As a member of the Apple® Developer Program, OWC also provides extensive US based technical support for Macintosh users around the world as well as Internet access via and
OWC’s industry awards and recognition include: Crain’s Chicago Business 2009 and 2011 “Fast 50” List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list honoree 2007-2011; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2011; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2011; Reflex Packaging Commitment to Excellence Recycling Award 2009; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies for 2008; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 Business Champion Award.

In March 2010, OWC’s corporate campus was designated as LEED® Platinum by the Green Building Certification Institute ( Platinum is the highest achievable LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program level, which began in 1998. Out of more than 14,000 LEED projects engaged worldwide since the program's inception, OWC is one of less than three hundred to achieve the Platinum standard. In September 2010, OWC’s headquarters earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® rating for building operations that perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. ( is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Inc. 500 debuted its original list in 1981, as a ranking of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The following year, it expanded to the Inc. 500 and, in 2007, debuted the Inc. 5000 list. Visit Inc. online at

Company Contact:
Jennifer Myers: (815) 502-5640 or

OWC is a registered trademark of New Concepts Development Corporation.

Apple, Mac, Macintosh, iPod, iPhone and iPad are the trademarks of Apple, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respectful owners.