Exelis Geospatial Systems (GS) is creating 50 new local jobs in Rochester’s Eastman Business Park in 2013. The new job opportunities in Rochester result from consolidation of the company’s presence in West Springfield, Mass. GS is working toward transitioning all work to Rochester by early July and staffing will be completed in phases, with the most critical roles being filled first. Approximately a dozen Exelis employees from West Springfield will relocate to Rochester to support local operations. The remaining positions will be sourced from New York.
Empire State Development (ESD) and Monroe County officials worked closely with Exelis to support this project, which will provide opportunities for high-skilled production and engineering jobs in New York State. ESD will assist Geospatial Systems with this facility expansion project by providing tax credits while Monroe County has offered incentives in tax credits and training assistance.
“Exelis is committed to our Rochester base of operations,” said Chris Young, president, Exelis Geospatial Systems. “New York State and Monroe County, offer our employees a high standard of living, and for Exelis, a strong pool of talent as well as world-class of technical resources through its institutions of higher learning.”
Power Solutions business being moved to Rochester includes Analytical Instrumentation (AI) and Rugged Power Supplies businesses. AI will design, develop, manufacture and sell custom ion detectors and custom high-voltage power supplies to the analytical and life-science instrumentation industries. These devices are critical components in mass spectrometry systems utilized to detect, identify, and verify chemical and biological substances. They are also employed in other areas such as X-Rays, scanning electron microscopes and surface-science instruments. Rugged Power Supplies business provides government and commercial users with high-voltage and low-voltage power supplies for operating in ruggedized or extreme environments.
Power Solutions will be located at 800 Lee Road, building 601 in Rochester. Power Solutions United Kingdom (PS-UK) will continue operations as usual in Sussex, England. PS-UK, former Applied Kilovolts Group Holdings, Limited<http://www.exelisinc.com/news/pressreleases/Pages/ATOM.aspx>, was acquired by Exelis in April 2012.