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Somat Engineering, Inc. named to Michigan 50 Companies to WatchSM for 2010

Detroit, MI - June 28, 2010 - Somat Engineering, Inc. was named to the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list and was honored at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business event on April 29, 2010, in Lansing, Michigan.

Somat has 25 years of award-winning experience in infrastructure engineering, including geotechnical, structural, environmental and construction consulting and testing for both public and private sector clients. Most recently, the firm has expanded into providing selected innovative information technology services, with a focus on knowledge management and intelligent transportation systems. Headquartered in Detroit, Somat also maintains offices in Grand Rapids, Taylor, MI, Cleveland, OH, Washington, DC, and Bangalore, India.

"We are honored to have been named to the 2010 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. From truly humble beginnings right here in Michigan, we have been able to expand, innovate and thrive. And we look forward to continuing to drive growth for our company and our region," said G. Ram Ramanujam, President and CEO of Somat, who accepted the award on behalf of the company.

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, Small Business Association of Michigan and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development and venture capital communities.

The awards program celebrates and honors second-stage companies throughout the state of Michigan. Known for their performance in the marketplace, innovation, philanthropy and empowered employees, these companies come from a wide range of industries across the state. These second-stage companies are recognized as powerhouses for job creation in the region. During 2005-2007, 57,000 second-stage Michigan companies employed more than 1.3 million workers (35 percent of the jobs created by companies headquartered in the state).

About Somat Engineering, Inc.

Founded in 1986, Somat Engineering, Inc. ( is an award-winning technical services firm, based in Detroit, MI, with satellite offices in the US and abroad, including Washington, DC.

Somat combines research, engineering and innovative thinking to deliver customized infrastructure engineering and information technology products and services to both government and commercial organizations. We leverage over 20 years of analytical and operational discipline developed by tackling complex engineering problems on critical infrastructure projects to also assist our clients in selected areas of information technology, including knowledge management, intelligent transportation systems and wireless technologies.

Somat serves a variety of sectors, including defense, law enforcement, transportation, utilities, financial services, healthcare and social services at the federal, state and municipal level.

We are eligible as a US SBA 8(a) Business to participate in various programs for contracting opportunities throughout the Federal Government.

G. "Ram" Ramanujam
President and CEO
Somat Engineering, Inc.
Phone: 313-963-2721



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