Aspen Technology of Bedford Receives Prestigious MassEcon Award

Karl Johnson (center, holding award) and the Aspen Technology team with WBZ-TV's Lisa Hughes, Bedford's Economic Development Coordinator and Town Manager Richard Reed (r) Courtesy photo, (c) 2015 all rights reserved
Karl Johnson (center front, holding award) and the Aspen Technology team with (l-r, front) WBZ-TV’s Lisa Hughes, Bedford’s Economic Development Coordinator Alyssa Sandoval and Town Manager Richard Reed (r) Courtesy image (c) 2015 all rights reserved

Submitted by Alyssa Sandoval, Bedford’s Economic Development Coordinator

Governor Charles D. Baker, state and local officials, as well as company executives and real estate representatives gathered on November 24 to recognize the special achievements of companies that have contributed significantly to the state and local economies in Massachusetts.

Aspen Technology, a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, earned Mass-Econ’s Gold-level economic impact award in recognition of the company’s recent relocation and expansion of its new world headquarters in Bedford.

The company renovated three buildings totalling a 140,000 square foot campus on Crosby Drive. The new facility demonstrates the latest in contemporary office design with an open floor plan, informal breakout and collaboration areas, and many informal “huddle rooms” throughout the campus.

Karl Johnson at the recent Economic - Courtesy image (c) 2015 all rights reserved
Karl Johnson at the award ceremony – Courtesy image (c) 2015 all rights reserved

According to Aspen Technology’s Karl Johnsen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Town of Bedford proved to be the right choice for the company’s new headquarters:

“When we began our site search for a new Corporate Headquarters location, Bedford officials were extremely welcoming and receptive to talking with us.  Once the decision was made, the Town became a key partner working closely with us, from permitting through construction, to ensure that our occupancy dates were met.  In recognition of our new campus headquarters and investment in Bedford, AspenTech recently won a 2015 Gold award from the Massachusetts Economic Development Alliance.  We consider the project a great success, and we could not have had a better partner than the Town of Bedford.”

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