GP Strategies Acquires Option Six, Inc.
Elkridge, MD, December 4, 2009 – GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), announced that its principal operating subsidiary, global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation, has acquired Option Six, Inc., a provider of custom courseware development with expertise in the software and pharmaceutical industries. Option Six will operate as a subsidiary of General Physics and retain its full management and staff.
Option Six, located in Bloomington, Indiana, provides blended learning courseware development and is known for consistently producing effective and engaging results. With close to ten years of custom courseware development experience, Option Six has a reputation for exceptional customer satisfaction. They have won twelve global awards for product quality and another twelve awards at the local, state, and national level for entrepreneurship and growth.
Scott Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of GP Strategies, stated, “We continue to pursue selective acquisitions of businesses that broaden our service and product offerings, deepen our capabilities, diversify our client mix and allow us to expand within existing markets. We believe that Option Six’s capabilities, combined with their industry experience, complement our ability to deliver outsourced learning services.”
William West, President of Option Six, stated, “This is a notable occasion for our organization. GP Strategies brings resources and opportunities for growth to Option Six that we would not otherwise be able to realize as a small company. The management and employees of Option Six are enthusiastic about the opportunities this union provides.”
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP’s solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at http://www.gpworldwide.com.
About Option Six
Option Six, Inc., is an award-winning developer of custom online and blended training solutions. The company has received 12 recognitions for entrepreneurship and growth at the local, state, and national level, including the 50 Indiana Companies to Watch in 2009 and the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing U.S. companies three consecutive years (2007-2009). They have also received 13 international awards for the quality of their solutions, from Brandon Hall, Horizon, and the Society for Technical Communications. As a result, Option Six has been selected as the preferred provider by a number of industry leading companies. Clients include Microsoft, Lilly, Roche, Amway, Toyota, and Prudential. Additional information may be found at http://www.optionsix.com.
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Scott N. Greenberg
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer