ACE Joins AspenTech Partner Network

FOR RELEASE: November 2007

Newark, DE - Applied Control Engineering, Inc. (ACE), announced it has joined the AspenTech Partner Network. ACE has worked with AspenTech Production Management and Execution (PM&E) technology for many years and welcomes the opportunity to work more closely on projects. ACE joined the AspenTech Partner Network as a System Integration Partner. Under the agreement, ACE will have access to AspenTech licensed software and AspenTech technical training.

ACE offers a wide variety of process control engineering, factory automation and information technology services to customers in the air separation, biotech/pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer products, food/beverage, metals/mining, oil/gas/refining, and power/utilities industries. ACE believes that this partnership will allow it to better serve its broad customer base.

AspenTech is a leading provider of award-winning process optimization software and services. AspenTech's integrated aspenONE solutions enable manufacturers to reduce costs, increase capacity, and optimize operational performance end-to-end throughout the engineering, plant operations, and supply chain management processes, resulting in millions of dollars in cost savings. For more information, visit www.aspentech.com.

Incorporated in 1991, ACE has grown to more than 100 engineers and support personnel with more than 1000 combined years of control engineering experience. ACE has engineering offices in Newark, DE; Danbury, CT; Pittsburgh, PA; Houston, TX; Taunton, MA; and Quakertown, PA and an engineering sales/support office in the Baltimore/Washington Metro area.

Contact:
Timothy L. Cole, P.E.
Applied Control Engineering, Inc.
302-738-8800
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Mark D. Walls
Aspen Technology, Inc.
617-949-1045
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