ARiA to open location in downtown Culpeper

For Immediate Release

Jason E. Summers, Chief Scientist and founder of Applied Research in Acoustics (ARiA) announced today that ARiA will open a research and development facility in downtown Culpeper, Virginia.  “ARiA is committed to supporting excellent quality of life, both in and out of the work place,” said Summers. “We are convinced that this new facility in downtown Culpeper together with the surrounding communities will help us provide that for our employees.”

ARiA applies broad interdisciplinary expertise in acoustics, modeling & simulation, and signal processing toward research and development that solves critical challenges to national security.  “Virginia is leading the nation in modeling & simulation research,” said Summers, “As a Founding Member of the National Modeling &Simulation Coalition, I know that ARiA, our employees, and the community will benefit from our joining Virginia’s thriving technology industry.”

“The Commonwealth is home to many internationally recognized R&D facilities, and we welcome ARiA to Virginia,” said Governor Bob McDonnell. “I am confident that this new center will combine cutting-edge technology and top-quality research scientists to further enhance Virginia’s standing at the forefront of the modeling and simulation industry.”

Sue Hansohn, Chairperson for the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors, said she was excited to learn that an advanced technology based business choose Culpeper for it research and development facility.  “I would like to welcome Mr. Summers and his team to community and offer our support and encouragement for their success.”

Chip Coleman, Mayor of the Town of Culpeper, said, “Any time a company chooses Culpeper as a place to locate, we all win. This is certainly good  news and a hopeful sign that the economy is recovering.   We welcome ARiA to the Culpeper family of businesses.”

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ARiA is a privately held company founded in 2010 and expects to hire up to ten individuals to work at the Culpeper facility.  For more information on the company, visit