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Business Spotlight

Apex Computer Systems, Inc.

Updated December 23, 2019

Proclamation presented August 26, 2010 to Apex Computer Systems, Inc. at Cerritos City Council Chambers.

Apex Computer Systems exterior

Apex Computer Systems, Inc. (Apex) was founded by C. Philip Chen, Ph.D. in 1984. The company strives to help emerging companies grow by leveraging information technology. Today, Apex is a national IT service provider with a presence in 47 states across the nation. Apex serves a broad spectrum of clients ranging from local small and medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises.

Throughout the years, Apex has received numerous awards from its customers, including: 2008 Supplier of the Year Winner, Class III (nominated by US Bank) from the National Minority Supplier Development Council; 2009 Business Breakthrough Award from the Asian Business Association; and Asian Business Award Finalist for 2010 from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Dr. Chen chose to launch his business in Cerritos due to its nickname of being "The Geographic Center of Southern California."

“Besides the nickname, the City's diverse community, its art and cultural influences, and its close proximity to freeways also made the City of Cerritos an ideal location to have a business. For these reasons, Apex was founded in the City of Cerritos in 1984 and has been here ever since.”

—Dr. C. Philip Chen, Apex founder

Apex Computer Systems, Inc. is located at 13875 Cerritos Corporate Dr., #A in Cerritos. For more information, please contact Apex at (562) 926-6820 or visit the company's website at

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