Texas Precious Metals Ranked #1 at 10th Annual Aggie 100

(Shiner, TX) - Precious Metals Company Recognized as the Fastest Growing Aggie-Owned or Aggie-Managed Company in the World by Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University recognized Texas Precious Metals of Shiner, TX as a member of the 2014 Aggie 100 honoring the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University former students. Texas Precious Metals was ranked #1 with a compound annual growth rate of 371.9% from 2011 through 2013. The Aggie 100, a program created by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, honors graduates from across disciplines for their entrepreneurial endeavors and success as business leaders.

Texas Precious Metals (www.texmetals.com) is one of the largest precious metals dealers in the United States, featuring a broad offering of gold, silver, and platinum coins and bars from the world's government mints. The company posted total revenue of $180.1M in 2013.

Jason Kaspar, Aggie Class of 2005 and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mays Business School, is the co-founder and CEO of Texas Precious Metals.

“We are delighted to be recognized with distinction of topping the Aggie 100 list for 2014,” commented Kaspar. “It is a tremendous honor given the quality of companies on the list. We greatly support the efforts of Texas A&M University to promote entrepreneurship and student growth through the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.”

The 100 Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses with the highest annual revenue growth were recognized at a formal luncheon at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University campus, Friday, October 17, 2014. More than 700 honorees, families, employees, faculty, administrators, and well-wishers were in attendance to celebrate their success. Dr. Ricky W. Griffin, Interim Dean for Mays Business School, introduced the event’s keynote presenter, the Aggie 100 number one honoree from the inaugural 2005 event George Voneiff, CEO of Unconventional Resources, LLC. He addressed the honorees on topics of dedication, leadership, and commitment.

“Our Aggie 100 honorees demonstrate that the character and traditions developed at our great university continue to play a significant role in their success across industries and generations,” said Dr. Richard Lester, Executive Director of the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. “Aggie leaders have proven time and time again that no matter the situation, solid business ideas, strong character, tenacity, and hard work pay off.”

The Aggie 100 list in its entirety may be viewed at www.aggie100.com.