GlobalSpec

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GlobalSpec, Inc.
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Type Subsidiary
Founded 1996
Headquarters East Greenbush, New York
Founder(s) John Schneiter and Thomas Brownell
Key people

Jeffrey M. Killeen, Chairman and CEO John Schneiter, Co-founder and Director

William Hollyer, Chief Financial Officer

Stephen MacMinn, Chief Technology Officer[1]
Industry Information technology
Services Software and technology services, vertical search
Revenue US$10–50 million
Employees 201–500[2]
Parent IHS
Website http://www.globalspec.com/

GlobalSpec, Inc. is a technology services company which provides a search engine of engineering and industrial products, indexing over 180 million parts divided into 2,300,000 product families, from over 24,000 manufacturer and distributor catalogs.[3] GlobalSpec is a domain-specific (or "vertical search") tool, in that its focused domain allows for optimized results. Within product families, searches can be narrowed by selecting values for parameters that are specific to that product type.[4]

The website has over five million registered members, and as of 2009, membership was growing at a rate of 20,000 per week(membership required to view simple product specifications). In 2007, the company achieved 35% revenue growth, the sixth year in a row that the company achieved double-digit revenue growth.[5] The website has approximately 3.8 million visitors a month.[6] GlobalSpec has partnerships with several well-known companies, including:

SolidWorks has embedded access to GlobalSpec's search engine inside its computer-aided design software.

Warburg Pincus sold GlobalSpec to IHS in 2012.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "GlobalSpec, Inc.". Software and Technology Services. BusinessWeek. December 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  2. ^ "GlobalSpec". Companies. LinkedIn Corporation. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  3. ^ "GlobalSpec, Inc.". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2008-12-26. [dead link]
  4. ^ Battelle, John (March 30, 2004). "GlobalSpec: Domain Specific Search and the Semantic Web". Searchblog. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  5. ^ Devin, Amber (Jan 22, 2008). "GlobalSpec Achieves Record Results in 2007". Reuters.com (Business Wire). Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  6. ^ a b "GlobalSpec Partners with McGraw-Hill Professional". Submit Express. August 23, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  7. ^ D'Errico, Richard A. (August 7, 2001). "GlobalSpec partners with AltaVista". The Business Review. American City Business Journals, Inc. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  8. ^ Deis, Louise (November 27, 2007). "GlobalSpec Announces Expanded Partnership with the IEEE". Engineering Library Blog. Princeton University Library. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  9. ^ "ISA Announces Partnership With GlobalSpec". International Society of Automation. October 25, 2005. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  10. ^ "SolidWorks Corporation embeds 'The Engineering Web' in 3D mechanical design software". SolidWorks Corporation. Feb 14, 2005. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  11. ^ M&A: June 13, 2012

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