Published On: Fri, Jun 14th, 2019

ORBCOMM to Establish Regional HQ in Boca Raton

By: Robert S Weinroth

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, in cooperation with the City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida, worked together to help facilitate the expansion of ORBCOMM Inc, a global provider of Machine-to-Machine solutions, connecting businesses to their remote and mobile assets to foster increased visibility and operational efficiency.

ORBCOMM will create over 30 new jobs with average salaries exceeding $76,000 at its new 11,500 sq. ft. office slated to open in Boca Raton before Labor Day. The expansion will create a capital investment of $580,000 into the Palm Beach County economy.

The company plans to transform its current office into its Regional Headquarters.

Kelly Smallridge, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, President and Chief Executive Officer

ORBCOMM is a global leader and innovator in the industrial Internet of Things supporting the transformation of industry through digitization and automation, an asset that will align with all of the innovation taking place in Boca Raton.

The Business Development Board, under the leadership of its president & CEO, Kelly Smallridge, assisted in this company expansion by connecting it with multiple incentive programs through the State of Florida, Palm Beach County, and the City of Boca Raton. Smallridge was able to offer an incentive package totaling $192,000.

Marc J Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer

Smallridge also provided workforce data and insight of Palm Beach County’s labor force in the information technology sector.

Marc J Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer, noted, “We look forward to attracting talented, highly skilled employees throughout the region to join our world-class team of employees and support the continued growth of our business.”

“Establishing a new regional headquarters in Boca Raton will give the company even more access to their diverse customer base in industries such as transportation, supply chain, warehousing and inventory, heavy equipment, maritime, natural resources, and government,” said Smallridge. “Palm Beach County is an ideal location for them and we’re happy to have them located here.”

Scott Singer, Mayor of Boca Raton, added,“ORBCOMM’s expansion is a great addition to the Boca Raton community and we’re excited to see the growth of the company for years to come.”

About ORBCOMM: ORBCOMM (Nasdaq: ORBC) is a global leader and innovator in the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), providing solutions that connect businesses to their assets to deliver increased visibility and operational efficiency. The company offers a broad set of asset monitoring and control solutions, including seamless satellite and cellular connectivity, unique hardware and powerful applications, all backed by end-to-end customer support, from installation to deployment to customer care.

About the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County: The BDB is the official public/private economic development organization for Palm Beach County and Enterprise Florida.  Its primary purpose is to attract and retain new industry, business investment, high quality jobs and workforce development through corporate relocations, expansions and international trade. Additional information can be found at the BDB’s web site, www.BDB.org.

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. As a newly elected County Commissioner, Weinroth has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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