Chroma Technology

Chroma Technology
Bellows Falls, Vermont

Founded: 1991
Employees: 89
2009 revenue: $20.5 million
CEO: Paul Millman
chroma.com

Manufactures optical filters for use in laboratory equipment.

Chroma fills a third of its job openings from within. To prepare employees for their additional responsibilities, the company sends them on 12-week leadership development programs. Board and steering-committee meetings are open to anyone. The company covers 100 percent of health insurance premiums for both employees and dependents.