Software company Camstar Systems will move June 1 to new, 15,000-square-foot headquarters in Ballantyne Corporate Park. Chief Executive Scott Toney says his workers have been scattered in 20,000 square feet split between different floors at Six Coliseum Centre. The new space will consolidate all employees on the same floor, he says. The company has opted for a smaller training facility and fewer conference rooms.
Camstar moved to Coliseum Centre from Campbell, Calif., in 2004. The company has 160 employees, operating offices in San Jose, Singapore, Malaysia and Shanghai. It also employs more than 40 contractors in Belarus, Toney says. Camstar’s main office will be on the third floor of the Harris building at 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, which was recently awarded LEED gold-level certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Barry Fabyan, Bissell Cos. vice president of office leasing services, represented Ballantyne Corporate Park; Tripp Guin of CB Richard Ellis represented Camstar. Fabyan says Camstar valued Bissell’s LEED commitment and the park’s convenient location to area amenities.
Charlotte-based Stocker Associates has been hired as a general contractor. Camstar creates software platforms for a variety of commercial sectors, including medical devices, biotech and semiconductors. Its fastest areas of growth are in the solar manufacturing industry. The company is working with major solar film and photovoltaic panel makers on how to cut production costs and improve efficiency.
Toney says the company has spent more than a million dollars developing the software platform for the solar industry.