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TECH TAUGHT: CrossTrainer Creative Services Manager Tiffany Yee demonstrates an augmented-reality training session, showing a life-sized skeleton alongside company founder Brian Boyle in an augmented-reality environment. 

Virtual, augmented reality training demand growing

Innovative Companies | Professional ServicesBrian Boyle’s company, CrossTrainer, earned a 2018 PBN Innovative Companies Award by branching out from the graphic-design agency he started...
BOATING CONNECTION: Siren Marine founder and CEO Daniel A. Harper, left, discusses marine electronics for a customer’s boat with test engineer Rob Young.


Networked marine electronics chart Siren Marine’s future

Innovative Companies | Technology The term “connected boat” best describes the new electronic boat-system monitoring technology on the market today.It’s only natural that Siren Marine...
TO THE BEAT: Collette Travel Services offers a company health class with a rock-drumming theme, branded “Pound,” during which employees work out to rock music with drumsticks. From left: Anissa Doradoux, program coordinator; Hannah ­Beatrice, staff accountant; Kelsie Marchetti, product manager; Cheryl Shaw, director of program operations; and Phyllis Shields, benefits manager.

Collette pursues holistic wellness for employees

Healthiest Employees: 150-499 Employees | #1. Collette Travel Services Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Daniel J. Sullivan Jr. Number of employees: 486Employees of Collette Travel Services Inc....
ON TOP OF TECH: From left, Jonathan Brackens, project manager, corporate information systems at Amica Mutual Insurance Co.; Erin Darmetko, information services officer; and Darlene Major, vice president of corporate information systems, discuss upcoming projects at the company’s Lincoln office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Darmetko’s leadership, tech skills help tune Amica’s web presence

Women to Watch, Technical Services | Erin Darmetko, Amica Mutual Insurance Co.Erin Darmetko, information services officer at Amica Mutual Insurance Co., has successfully...
DESIGNS ON SUCCESS: Patricia Steere, center, founder and CEO of Steere Engineering, has enjoyed a career as a literal bridge builder, pioneering the first network-arch bridge erected in the United States. She is pictured with structural engineers Nicole Richard and Peter Gagnon. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Steere engineers innovative path to success

Industry Leader, Technical Services | Patricia Steere, Steere Engineering Inc.Providence commuters see the handiwork of Patricia Steere, engineer and CEO at Steere Engineering...
CLEAN TEAM: President and CEO Stuart Benton works on the packing floor with Bradford employees. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bradford Soap Works nimbly delivers custom soaps

The Original Bradford Soap Works Inc. | Overall Excellence | 150-499 EmployeesThe Original Bradford Soap Works Inc., in West Warwick, has revolutionized what soap...
STANDING OUT: Gerry Marzilli, safety and training coordinator at Toray Plastics (America), gives a training session focusing on Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety notes from the previous year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Toray shapes workforce with educational, career-development programs

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. | Workforce Development & ProductivityToray Plastics (america) Inc. has successfully molded plastic products for industries ranging from automotive parts to...
A SIMPLE SOLUTION: Mobile Beacon staffers, from right, Lauren Yergeau, Cristina Graham and Rick Lindholm talk with Kate Aubin at the Providence Public Library about helping library patrons gain internet access through mobile devices the nonprofit supplies. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Mobile Beacon technology empowers nonprofits, those in poverty

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | NONPROFITSince its founding by Executive Director Katherine Messier in 2010, nonprofit Mobile Beacon has extended low-cost, high-speed mobile, internet-access service to...
IN TOUCH: Citrin Cooperman’s cybersecurity services connect with clients’ operations and generate solutions, thanks in no small measure to strong communications. Pictured speaking with Director Matt Wagenknecht remotely via Skype are, from left: Suzanne Miller, principal; Michael Camacho, partner; and Kevin Ricci, director. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Citrin Cooperman IDs cyber-risks, customizes solutions

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | PROFESSIONAL SERVICESAs a cybersecurity watchdog for its clients, Citrin Cooperman has earned its success.The firm’s technology and risk- advisory consulting practice,...
ON THE ROAD TO HEALTH: Every Tuesday a group of CVS Health employees takes a 30-plus-mile bike ride, starting at company headquarters in Woonsocket. The activity is part of FitClub, one of the company’s 14 “colleague resource groups” that support employee activities. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

5,000+ Employees | 1 | CVS Health Corp. | CVS...

CEO (or equivalent): Larry J. Merlo, CEO and presidentNumber of employees: 149,000It makes sense that the health care provider and retail giant CVS Health...
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