Echo Engineering (Indianapolis, IN) reached a milestone in 2016, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company has grown since its founding by John Offenbacker in 1966 to a business with multiple US locations, serving customers worldwide. Prospering in California’s Silicon Valley, Echo was a design and development company providing masking services for tech companies such as Hewlett Packard and Intel. It was quickly ranked by the San Jose Business Journal as one of the top 100 fastest-growing, privately owned companies in the Silicon Valley. Since then, Echo has changed its name and moved its headquarters to Indianapolis, IN. It is now led by CEO Kingdon Offenbacker, John Offenbacker’s son. After becoming a force in high-temperature masking, Echo ventured into other technical arenas, following customer demand. It introduced engineered rubber and plastic components in 2004, and plastic protective enclosures in 2012. Today, it provides masking, hanging, protection, rubber, plastic and custom solutions ranging from small rubber grommets to large plastic enclosures to world-class organizations “We do believe that we are unique and are continuing to change the standards and the expectations in the market,” said Kingdon Offenbacker, CEO. “I am so glad that our customers have realized that and are eager to partner with us to reach their goals and fulfill their needs.” The company today has 14,000 customers. It has experienced double-digit growth year over year, and boasts a 97 percent customer retention rate. “We have grown tremendously, but we are not so rigid that we are becoming an inflexible company,” said Offenbacker. “We don’t want our growth to tarnish our quality and our relationship-driven service that has kept us in business all of these years. Integrity has made us successful and we don’t intend to ever leave it behind, no matter how big or small our company is.” He concluded, “We are so appreciative of our customers’ loyalty; our goal is to continue delivering value to help you be successful. We want to continuously wake up every day and earn that. There’s nothing better than creating peace of mind for your customers. And that’s what we will strive every day to continue to do. We are so thankful for your partnership and trust throughout the years. We can’t wait to see where the next 50 take us.”