Who made February's biggest hires?

If you thought January was an active month when it came to new hires and high-level retirements, you'll discover the same with February. In just 28 days, February matched January for the people news it generated. 

As always, some of the personnel changes were internal promotions, while others were people moving from one company to the next.

Washington Technology reported on 24 new hires, promotions and retirements for the month of February, and here's a recap to help you update your contacts:

Perhaps the biggest people news came from CACI International, which moved out its CEO and brought in another in a move to bolster its business development activities. The company asked CEO Dan Allen to step down , and in his place they have named former Lockheed Martin executive Ken Asbury.

The sudden move came amid growing concerns on CACI’s board that the company didn’t have the business development organization and focus in place to compete in today’s environment, said Jack London, the company’s executive chairman.

DeMuro retires as leader of General Dynamics information systems

Gerard DeMuro’s nearly decade long run leading General Dynamics Corp.’s information systems and technology group will come to an end on Feb. 28.

The company announced DeMuro’s retirement as executive vice president of the group. General Dynamics Chairman and CEO Phebe Novakovic oversaw the business until David Heebner was named March 7.

QinetiQ names new North American CEO

QinetiQ North America has appointed J.D. Crouch II as CEO, following the retirement of Duane Andrews on March 31.

Andrews joined the company in June 2006 to manage its acquisition strategy and integrate its three subsidiaries, the company said.

Former Lockheed, Accenture exec takes on AT&T role

Kay Kapoor, a former Lockheed Martin executive and leader of Accenture’s federal business, has taken over as the head of AT&T Government Solutions.

She’ll lead a 4,000-employee organization, based out of Oakton, Va., and report to Frank Jules, president of global business solutions for AT&T.

Addeo takes larger role at Mantech

Two of ManTech International Corp.’s executives have been appointed to larger roles at the company.

Daniel J. Keefe has been named president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s technical services group. He was formerly the group's executive vice president.

He replaces Louis M. Addeo, who has been promoted to executive vice president for corporate development and strategic acquisitions.

BAE picks insider as new executive vice president

BAE Systems has named David Herr executive vice president, service sectors, succeeding Larry Prior, who left the company in January.

As executive vice president, Herr will lead the development and implementation of integrated business strategies to support the service sectors, pursued new opportunities worldwide, and create new market strongholds, BAE said in a release.

BAE also tapped an insider to be president of support solutions. Erin Moseley replaces Herr, who had held that position. Moseley was formerly senior vice president of government relations.

In her new role, she will work to improve agility, leverage the company’s employees and capabilities and maximize its cost-competitiveness, the company said.

Deltek promotes insider to CEO

Deltek Inc. has named Mike Corkery CEO after he stepped into the role as CEO in December.

He was previously the company’s chief financial officer.

Corkery has played a critical role in transforming Deltek into a profitable, fast-growing global market leader, said Holden Spaht, partner at Thoma Bravo, the private equity firm that owns Deltek.

Pragmatics subsidiary names new group manager

Innovative Solutions International, a subsidiary of Pragmatics, has named Dieter Guenter group manager.

The group, also known as ISI, is Pragmatics’ transportation group, and provides services like aviation-related program management, engineering and operational projects.

B3 Solutions picks new president

B3 Solutions has named its chief financial officer, Mark Schuler, president of the company. He will continue his duties as chief financial officer as president. He replaces Brenda Bearden.

“Mark Schuler will have key responsibility to oversee and implement effective growth strategies,” said William Almas, B3 CEO.
Schuler oversaw the tripling of revenues and increase of staff levels as chief financial officer, B3 Solutions said in a release.

American Systems names new executive VP, chief compliance officer

American Systems has promoted Joe Kopfman to the position of executive vice president of contracts and administration, and chief compliance officer.

Kopfman had been overseeing contract and administrative functions, and the executive vice president and chief compliance officer titles are new ones for the company. He also will lead the company’s ethics and mergers and acquisitions programs.

Catapult hires new senior VP

Catapult Technology has named Bruno Mahlmann senior vice president of its national security IT solutions business, a new division Catapult created to capitalize on its IT capabilities.

He will also leverage the company’s relationships with two of its sister companies, Strategic Intelligence Group and CompSec, which was recently acquired by Catapult’s parent company, D.C. Capital Partners.

Northrop picks new corporate VP, controller, CAO

Northrop Grumman has named Michael Hardesty corporate vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, reporting to James F. Palmer, corporate vice president and chief financial officer.

He replaces Kenneth L. Bedingfield, who has been named vice president, business management and chief financial officer for the company’s aerospace systems sector.

Ambit Group restructures executive suite

The Ambit Group has restructured its leadership suite, including naming a new CEO, and has made 12 employee promotions, coinciding with its nine-year anniversary.

Kim Hayes, formerly president, is taking the reins as the company’s CEO, replacing John Condon, who has become chairman of the board, effective this month.

Lou Kerestesy, former chief operating officer, is replacing Hayes as president

The 12 other leadership promotions that the company made are as follow:

• Bob Nunnally, chief operations officer
• Steve Wood, senior vice president, operations and management
• Doug Berry, vice president for technology solutions
• Maurice (Mo) Stewart, vice president for client Solutions
• Don Weber, managing director for quality and management
• Bryan Bearden, associate vice president
• Brenda Blackman, associate vice president
• Ashequl Hoque, vice president, legal and administration
• Brian Baker, associate vice president, business development
• Evangeline Weber, art director
• Andrew Carr, director of business development

Battelle hires CIA vet for intell job

Battelle has named Justin J. Jackson vice president, senior relationship manager for special programs, where he will focus on customer relations and business development.

He will also focus on the execution of strategies to build on and expand Battelle’s relationships throughout the Intelligence community, the company said.

Sentek shuffles executive suite

Sentek Global shuffled its executive ranks earlier this month, promoting Hamlin Tallent as its new president.

Tallent replaces Andrew Nugent, who left to launch his own company. He was vice president of operations, and is a retired Navy admiral.

Moving up to fill Tallent’s position as vice president is Jason Galletti, formerly assistant vice president operations.

SRA elects new board member

SRA International has named Charles E. Gottdiener to its board of directors. He will serve on both the board of directors’ audit, and the compensation and personnel committees.

Gottdiener is a managing director for Providence Equity Partners, where he focuses on portfolio operations, SRA said in a release. Providence is the majority owner of SRA.

SCI hires new VP of cybersecurity

SCI Consulting Services has hired Captain John Felker as vice president of cybersecurity, in a move to further expand its capabilities in the cybersecurity field.

Felker’s “proactive, cutting-edge approach to cybersecurity issues will help SCI’s customers to enjoy quicker resolutions to cybersecurity threats,” said Lynette Spano, SCI president and CEO.

Paragon names Lockheed exec CTO

Paragon Technology Group has named Kiran Rathod chief technology officer, where he will be responsible for the development and implementation of data management, analytics and emerging technologies.

Rathod comes to Paragon having spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Lockheed Martin.

CSC names ex-EMC exec as new CTO

Computer Sciences Corp. has named Dan Hushon chief technology officer, where he will provide the leadership for driving the strategy and growth of the company’s technology solutions.

He begins working on Feb. 28 and will report to CSC president and CEO, Mike Lawrie.

ManTech taps government leader for VP of program development

ManTech International Corp. has named Brian McHugh vice president for program development and risk management, where he will develop and implement national security programs.

He will also advise the company’s board of directors and executive management team on risk mitigations for worldwide operations, the company said in a release

Catapult Tech hires new senior proposal manager, capture strategist

Catapult Technology has named Grant Williams senior proposal manager and capture strategist, where he will manage proposal development for assigned proposals.

He will work with business development directors representing the company’s four divisions to ensure the delivery of winning proposals in a manner that is cost-effective, the company said in a release.

Northrop Grumman taps new VP, controller of technical services

Northrop Grumman has named Jon Remington vice president and controller for the company’s technical services sector, where he will oversee sector financial operations.

These operations include financial planning and reporting, cash and asset management, regulatory compliance and accounting.

Northrop Grumman names new VP in enterprise shared services org

Northrop Grumman Corp. has named Rich Lambert vice president, operations and international for the company’s enterprise shared services organization.

As vice president, Lambert will be responsible for a number of management organizations within the group, including environmental, health and safety; flight operations, real estate, facilities and administration; global mobility; and project management, the company said.

Before his promotion, Lambert was director and chief information officer, corporate office and ESS.