Choose Your Partner Wisely
Supply chain challenges, performance optimization issues, and product selection can be daunting––particularly when it comes to researching your options with purpose-built computers in mind. This is why organizations of all sizes choose to partner with RAVE. We understand that unique objectives require a tailored approach, and we’ve offered this service for over 30 years. Since 1988, we have built a reputation as a trusted advisor to our clients in delivering the solutions that help their programs succeed, all the way from consultation until a program’s lifecycle is completed.
Tailored Solutions from a Trusted Expert
What makes us unique? We specialize in creating and integrating purpose-built computer hardware for organizations of all sizes, all scopes, across multiple industries. Our elite partnerships with technology OEMs mean we have access to technologies often prior to their release into the market, and we have direct access to senior-level OEM product engineers. We leverage these insights to craft solutions for our clients, resolving bios/compatibility issues as we integrate products from multiple manufacturers, while mitigating the supply chain issues. This also nearly always involves managing thermal, acoustic and mounting considerations. We are dedicated to recommending the best possible solution for our clients with quality and performance as our highest priorities.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Stacey joined the RAVE team in 2018 and brings over 15 years of experience in strategy development and execution across all organizational areas yielding enhanced profit margins, process efficiencies, company growth and market expansion. Prior to RAVE, Stacey was an owner and member of the executive leadership team for a privately held Information Security services firm in the Metro Detroit area. She looks forward to share her experience and understanding of IT services and Cybersecurity to support RAVE’s future growth.
Rick was a pioneer in the computer hardware integration industry Co-founding his first company in 1977.
As the President/CEO, Rick Co-founded RAVE Computer Association in 1988. RAVE Computer specializes in purpose- built, high-performance Computing. It has been a Defense contractor since 1992. Mr. Darter currently helps lead the strategic direction of the company as its Co-founder and CEO.
The newest member of RAVE’s leadership team, Jim Powers joined as Director of Information and Professional Services and Chief Information Security Officer in September of 2021. Jim brings with him over 20 years of experience across IT, including data center design and buildout, systems design and integration, software design and development, cyber security, and digital transformation in the cloud. Prior to coming to RAVE, Jim served as Chief Operations Officer for a Michigan based managed security services provider and Senior Security Consultant for one of the first and largest cloud service providers in the industry. He looks forward to using his varied experiences to help RAVE’s customers continue to innovate with, and grow their capabilities using, RAVE’s purpose-built compute.
From dog lover to electronic circuit and software program designer, Karl Rosenberger with 30 years of computer industry experience is known for figuring out the cause and solution to technical issues that escape the other guy. He gets to the root of a client’s need by designing RAVE optimized computers for nearly any task and tackling thermal issues, acoustics/noise, unique form factor needs and other problems customers face on a daily basis.
Innovate with us. Join our team.
We are a team of innovators. It’s in our DNA to discover and deliver solutions that help shape the future. We are growing. If you would like to work with exciting technologies and customers, we invite you to learn about opportunities to join our team.
The RAVE Advantage
Founded in 1988, RAVE® is a computer hardware manufacturer. We integrate world-class computer system solutions, offering Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom-engineered options tailored to client requirements. We support both the Defense and Commercial industries and other organizations that want computer solutions that meet their specific requirements, with performance optimized for their specific applications.
Our seasoned Product Development team operates in our onsite engineering lab where masterful computer technology solutions are configured in new, innovative ways. Our product engineers have a laser focus on innovation, creating unique systems that are consistently smaller, lighter, faster and optimized for high performance. As a technology partner to critical component OEMs including NVIDIA, Intel and various HMD manufacturers, we preview new technologies prior to their commercial launch. This provides us with key advantages in problem-solving, compatibility testing and optimization.
Each of our systems is thoroughly tested for reliability and hardware/software compatibilities to ensure the highest level of quality.
We welcome organizations to leverage our technical expertise, strategic partnerships, and program experience.
RAVE is located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with a 36,000 square foot facility designed to accommodate workflows and flexibilities as needed. We are ITAR- and ISO 9001-2015 Design-certified with state-of-the-art ESD technologies.
Our Technology Integration Center is fully equipped with power buses and network switches at each workstation, enabling each technician and engineer to operate independently. Its flooring is permanently coated with electrostatic discharge material to prevent damage to systems and components. Each workstation and burn-in rack is also static dissipative and fully grounded to protect against possible static electricity damage.
Each workstation features a dedicated Keyboard-Video-Mouse switch so that all computers on the technician’s rack can be controlled with a single console, which improves manufacturing efficiency while reducing power consumption.
Our 30,000 square foot Corporate Warehousing and Distribution Facility includes three truck wells, allowing for repetitive stocking of inventory and the flexibility of capturing larger projects.
Awards and Certification
RAVE Computer is proud to be recognized as a leader and innovator in the computer industry. We’ve earned the honor of being named Michigan Technology Company of the Year and Partner of the Year nine times over the last decade, including multiple times with Intel Corporation and NVIDIA.
Why Choose RAVE?
Our Design Approach
In terms of our design approach, we initially listen to our client’s requirements, points of pain and ideas including budget, performance, environment and lifecycle considerations. We then function as a technology consultant, helping identify different alternatives and technology choices. We are vendor-neutral. We then provide a quote including BOM and availabilities. This intelligent flexibility is something that our customers simply cannot find with other major manufacturers.