Quantum Sails

Quantum Sail Design Group is a worldwide leader in sail design and construction. Orignally formed in 1996 by the merger of four quality-minded independent sail manufacturers, the company moved its headquarters to Traverse City about 10 years ago.

The company employs nearly 50 people directly, and also works with a global network of about 60 affiliates that sell and repair Quantum products. Being headquartered in Traverse City makes sense.

"We're in the heart of the Great Lakes," said Gera Witte, Quantum's marketing director. "It really allows us to keep our fingers on the pulse of the needs and desires of the sailing community."

Witte said having operations in Traverse City has always allowed Quantum to attract and retain quality employees, in no small part because the community's active, outdoor-oriented lifestyle meshes well with those drawn to work in sailing.

"In terms of our ability to attract talent, I would say our location is really ideal," she said.

For more information, visit www.quantumsails.com