In Franklin, three German-educated entrepreneurs come together to form Multimodal Technologies, offering medical transcription and clinical documentation services.

Founders Dr. Michael Finke, Dr. Juergen Fritsch, and Detlef Koll as Chief Technology Officer will maintain their executive titles after August 2011, when the company merges with MedQuist to form M*Modal.

M*Modal is a publicly traded transcription company boasting thousands of clients.