Profile: Chad Trytten, 2012 FuEL Award Winner

Written by Frank Condron

Chad Trytten

CEO | Spark Integration Technologies,


Employees: 16 | Age: 29

Q&A from Chad Trytten

Many established entrepreneurs in their 50s would kill for a client like the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. But for Spark Integration Technologies founder and CEO, Chad Trytten, who is not even out of his 20s, it’s commonplace. Spark’s main product, Distrix software, addresses the remote-management needs of critical infrastructure—”things such as physical security operations, energy resource operations and networked communications operations”—for governments and commercial operations.

Ultimately, Distrix enables companies to connect and control various devices and systems produced by different suppliers without forcing a single technology standard on them, which allows clients to incorporate new innovations into their existing infrastructure without having to throw out valuable legacy elements or attempt costly redesigns.

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