AITC Promotes Anne-Marie Negrón to Chief of Human Resources and Employee Benefits/Recruitment

Promotion Adds Diversity to Executive Management Team

Anne Marie
Anne-Marie Negrón

AITC announced the promotion of Anne-Marie Negrón to the company’s Executive Team. She now serves as Chief of Human Resources and Employee Benefits/Recruitment,  a leadership position which plays a significant role in shaping the company’s direction and furthering AITC’s mission to deliver cost-effective, innovative solutions designed to keep the company’s clients on the forefront of emerging technology and trends.

Negrón says she also plans to focus on employee engagement and automating many of the company’s human resources processes.

“I enjoy the team environment and I’m energized by AITC’s ongoing success,” explains Negrón. “I sincerely appreciate this opportunity and I’m thankful that my contributions have been recognized. I look forward to working with the recruiting department and HR to establish a high functioning team and assisting our Program Managers with all their hiring needs and taking care of our employees.”

Negrón previously served as AITC’s Sr. Human Resources Manager where she excelled in the areas of management, recruiting, benefits, payroll, and training. She also has a demonstrated history of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Compliance.  As Chief of Human Resources and Employee Benefits/Recruitment efforts, Negrón will merge AITC’s human resources and recruitment efforts, spearhead future business development plans and objectives, corporate benefits and oversee budget management.

“Anne-Marie has been a long-time great contributor to AITC’s success with her many innovations within AITC’s HR and Employee Benefits organization,” says David E. Gardner, CEO of AITC. “It gives me great pleasure to promote Anne-Marie Negrón, thus consolidating HR and Recruitment functions and responsibilities.”

ACG Orlando Honors Regional Companies at the 14th Annual SMART Awards

ACG Orlando Honors Regional Companies at the 14th Annual SMART Awards

The vibe was electric as hundreds of corporate executives and professional advisors gathered to celebrate 18 of the highest performing companies in Central Florida at the 14th Annual Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) SMART Awards on May 17 at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park, FL.

AITC was proud to be among the finalists selected this year for its accomplishments that set the standard for operating excellence among middle market, second-stage growth companies.

Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges, drawn from the ranks of experienced financial industry professionals, business owners and executives, academics, journalists, consultants, and professional service providers.

Selection criteria included quantitative factors such as demonstrated growth in revenue, profitability and employees, and subjective factors such as quality of business innovation, corporate culture, entrepreneurial achievements, product development milestones and demonstrated community involvement.

ACG Orlando saluted the 18 honorees, praising their innovations that drive economic growth.  According to their spokesperson, these companies are excelling in every discipline, ranging from product and service design to fiscal management and corporate culture. Their stories inspire and show others what’s possible when smart strategy is combined with outstanding execution.

For more information about the awards and to see the list of 2022 Finalists, visit https://bit.ly/3GpTH2K.

AITC Promotes Army Veteran Larry Singer to Chief of Business Development

Promotion Positions AITC for Next Phase of Growth

Larry Singer

Advanced IT Concepts (AITC), Inc., a leading systems integration firm providing Information Technology (IT), training, simulation and professional services and solutions to defense and federal agencies, announced that Larry Singer has been promoted to Chief of Business Development effective
February 1, 2022.

In his new role, Singer now reports to the CEO, is a member of Executive Management and manages current and future business development staff and support.   He is responsible for future business development plans and objectives, including budget management.  Singer will work across AITC organizational and geographical boundaries to leverage the strengths and assets of AITC and its partners to future bid success and business growth.

“We are excited about Larry’s well-deserved promotion to Chief of Business Development,” says David E. Gardner, Chief Executive Officer AITC. “Larry is a capable leader and recognized for his invaluable business development expertise. His extensive defense contracting experience and comprehensive grasp of our services is vital to our company’s future growth success. I look forward to working closely with Larry as we execute our strategy to achieve our next phase of growth.”

Singer is a former Army Acquisition Corps field grade officer, Program Manager and retired as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Network Enterprise Center (NEC) Director at Fort Huachuca, AZ.  He is an accomplished Service-Disabled Veteran with more than 30 years of experience in senior IT operational and business development roles.  Prior to joining AITC in 2020, Singer ran his own consulting company for nearly nine years serving as a management, defense contracting consultant to a myriad of small and large business industry partners.  Singer held executive positions at STG, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin in NetOps, Infrastructure, Business Development and Program Management.  Singer has a B.S. from Excelsior College with a pending master’s degree in Cybersecurity.

With a 194% Two-Year Revenue Growth Earns AITC a Spot on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Southeast Region’s Fastest Growing Companies

Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals Southeast List Had An Average Growth Rate of 147 Percent

Inc Magazine

Inc. magazine today revealed that Advanced IT Concepts, a leading systems integration firm providing Information Technology (IT), training, simulation and professional services and solutions to defense and federal agencies, is No. 66 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Southeast list with a 194 percent growth rate over two years.  This list is the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Southeast region economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses.

“Being included on the Inc Southeast Regional list is a great honor for AITC.  We are thrilled to have this recognition as it just adds to the tremendous growth we are experiencing and attribute to our incredible team,” says David E. Gardner, CEO of AITC.

The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Southeast region. Between 2018 and 2020, these 173 private companies had an average growth rate of 147% percent and, in 2020 alone, they added 27,794 jobs and nearly $4.9 billion to the Southeast region’s economy. Companies based in the Miami, Florida, Fairhope, Alabama, and Covington, Louisiana, areas had the highest growth rate overall.   

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals Southeast, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/southeast starting March 15, 2022.

“This year’s Inc. 5000 Regional winners represent one of the most exceptional and exciting lists of America’s off-the-charts growth companies. They’re disrupters and job creators, and all delivered an outsize impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chiefof Inc.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals
Methodology
The 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2018 and 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

Innovation Transformation: AITC Creates State-of-the-Art Medical Simulation Facility from Scrap Metal C130 Cargo Plane

NATO Project
NATO Project

Advanced IT Concepts (AITC), Inc., a leading systems integration firm providing Information Technology (IT), Training and Simulation solutions and professional services to the Department of Defense (DoD), announced the completion of its multiyear, multi-million-dollar effort to implement a Medical Simulation facility for the NATO Special Operations Allied Center for Medical Education (ACME), Chièvres Air Base, Belgium.

The program, managed by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Program Manager Medical Simulation and Training (PM MST), required the upgrade of the NATO Medical Simulation Training facility, to include the modification and integration of a simulated C130 cargo plane, the Medical Training Command and Control (MT-C2) software and components.

To provide a realistic training environment with 100% accuracy, AITC secured a scrapped C130 cargo plane shell destined for the movie industry.  The plane was transported from Tucson, AZ to AITC’s integration facilities in Longwood FL, where it underwent a massive transformation. The shell was cleaned, sand-blasted, disassembled rivet by rivet, modified to fit the reduced destination space, painted, bubble wrapped piece by piece and shipped to Belgium for installation. At the same time, AITC identified and hired two local contractors to complete the required facilities modifications including major walls, ceilings modifications and new HVAC systems. Then, the COVID pandemic hit.

During the following 18 months, AITC worked closely with PM MST and NATO to coordinate delivery, installation, configuration, testing, and acceptance of all system components and training of NATO personnel receiving the system.  With multiple trips, AITC was able to successfully complete the deployment of a 100% accurate with a real C130 cargo plane and MT-C2 system that currently provides critical training to Special Forces Medics. Throughout the performance of this contract, AITC received above satisfactory ratings in all Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) areas.

“AITC is grateful for the opportunity, and proud of the continued professional relationship with PM MST and DHA,” says Gabriel Ruiz, AITC’s founder and president. “COVID presented an extraordinary challenge for all of us, but by working together and remaining flexible, we were able to complete this phenomenal task,” Ruiz continued.

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AITC Receives $800M Total Engineering and Integration Services (TEIS) IV Contract Award

10-Year Contract Supports the Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC) Global Mission

AITC a leading systems integration firm providing Information Technology (IT), Training, Simulation and professional services and solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal government announced that it has received one of five prime contractor awards under the ten-year Multiple Award (MA) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), with a maximum ordering of $800M Total Engineering & Integration Services (TEIS) IV program.

The focus of the TEIS IV contract is to provide engineering and integration of Information Systems, Cyber Security, Classified Audio Visual Systems, Data Analytics, Cloud Solutions, Satellite Communications, and several other emerging technologies across the globe. Customers include PEO STRI, PEO Aviation, PEO EIS, DISA, AFRICOM, JCSE, NETCOM, JMRC, JRTC, USFK, AMC, DHA, Army CIO-G6, INSCOM G6/GISA, and countless others.

“AITC has been continuously supporting critical ISEC efforts for more than ten years. We are looking forward to ten more years of partnership and mission support,” says David Gardner, AITC’s CEO. “This award validates AITC’s exceptional past performance trajectory, unparalleled capabilities and innovation and keen customer focus” continues Gardner.

AITC has supported ISEC and their customers in Korea, Germany, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Uruguay, and numerous other CONUS locations with unclassified and classified efforts. With its Sierra Vista team, and in addition to ISEC, AITC also supports the United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICoE).

“To better support ISEC and other FT Huachuca customers, we established a complete Program Management Office (PMO) in Sierra Vista,” says Rob Kessler, AITC’s TEIS IV Program Manager. “In addition to Program Management and Proposal support, our PMO includes Contracts, HR, Recruiting, Engineering, and Finance personnel for a self-sustaining and independent organization,” continues Kessler. 

AITC congratulates the other TEIS IV large business awardees General Dynamics IT, NCI Information Systems, M.C. Dean, Inc., and the only other small business awardee besides AITC, Teksynap Corp.

“We are grateful to God for the blessing and to ISEC for the opportunity,” says Gabriel Ruiz, AITC’s founder and President.  “We are looking forward to continue working with ISEC and its customers to transform and protect mission critical systems to support our warfighters,” adds Ruiz.

AITC Supports Phrozen Jewel Run

AITC Supports Phrozen Jewel Run

Helping Young Men Develop Academically, Socially and Personally,
AITC Supports Phrozen Jewel Run to Benefit Young Men of Distinctio
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This summer, AITC team members participated in the annual Phrozen Jewel 5K/10K Run.  Initiated by Craig Ravenell, Col (RET), AITC Program Manager, AITC had team representation between its offices in Florida and Arizona, as the race was held virtually between June 19-26.

Hosted by the IS Hankins FA Johnson Education Foundation, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Orlando , the Phrozen Jewel Run is organized to benefit the Young Men of Distinction (YMOD) mentoring program. 100% of the proceeds were used to ensure that YMOD can continue to help young men develop academically, socially, personally, and as leaders.

The two options for a 5K or 10k distance, provided for a virtual running experience to share scenic pictures submitted from the team, along with race times.

All participants received a t-shirt, medal, and registration bag. Prizes were given to the top three men and women overall and the top man and woman in each age group.  A virtual warmup, by a certified indoor cycle instructor, physical trainer and army veteran welcomed runners and walkers of all skill levels!  The virtual warm-up video was available to use prior to running the virtual race.

Employees that participated for the Phrozen Jewel Run initiated by Craig Ravenell were:

  • Gabe Ruiz
  • Craig Ravenell
  • Anne-Marie Negron
  • Lydia Taylor
  • Sos Jackson
  • Rafael Arroyo
  • Derik Anna
  • Elton Tooahnippah

We look forward to participating again next year! Visit the Phrozen Jewel Run website for more information at https://lnkd.in/g6MBYsJX.

AITC was Recently Awarded a Contract with Kirtland Air Force Base

AITC was recently awarded a contract with the Kirtland Airforce Base, New Mexico to provide and install an audio-visual upgrade. The 377th Air Base Wing is the host organization at Kirtland Air Force Base, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The wing reports to Air Force Global Strike Command.  

Kirtland AFB is a center for research, development and testing of non-conventional weapons, space and missile technology, laser warfare and much more. Some of the organizations involved in this area include the Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, the Space and Missile Systems Center, the Air Force Inspection Agency and the Air Force Safety Center. 

 This project will modernize legacy equipment to bring enhanced AV/VTC and unified capabilities into cybersecurity compliance to operate within the Air Force’s enterprise environment.  Team AITC will plan, design, install, configure, test and train with our partner AVI-SPL, the nation’s industry leader in professional services that unifies voice, data, and video into a single collaborative communications platform.  

AITC’s team is comprised of highly trained professionals who deliver innovative communication technologies to Federal, State, Coalition and Civil markets, providing easy to use and secure unified capability solutions.

“We are excited to support Kirtland Air Force Base in their effort to upgrade their AV/VTC capabilities. Projects such as these underscore our ability to provide the latest technology innovations that support the mission readiness of our military,” says David E. Gardner, AITC’s CEO.

Congrats to our team member Lydia Perez for this win!

For more information about Kirtland AFB visit https://lnkd.in/e9873mbt

AITC Passes Second Annual ISO Quality Surveillance Audit with Flying Colors

Demonstrates Consistent Adherence to ISO 9001 Standards

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 is the world’s most popular quality management system (QMS). According to recent data, more than a million organizations worldwide are certified, spanning all sizes across a broad range of industries. The benefits are numerous and have a profound impact on both company culture and the quality of products and services delivered.

AITC just passed this year’s Surveillance Audit for ISO 9001:2015 with no corrective actions or identified areas for improvement, a true achievement!  Certified in 2019 in ISO 9001:2015, AITC Inc. has now completed its 24-month surveillance audit, which is part of the three-year verification cycle, demonstrating that AITC’s QMS is able to achieve expected outcomes and address any matters that require attention.

“The positive result of the surveillance audit demonstrates AITC’s consistent adherence to the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard. As stressed in its QMS, AITC is dedicated to a process of continual improvement, satisfying applicable requirements of the standard, addressing risks, and maximizing opportunities,” says David E. Gardner, CEO of AITC.

Implementing ISO processes and completing the ISO 9001 certification is important for AITC and its customers because it results in improved customer satisfaction and loyalty, happier and more competent employees, better quality products and services, increased efficiency, fewer mistakes, and less wasted time, reduced overall risks, and increased sales and market share.

In the government contracting industry, achieving ISO 9001 certification is highly coveted. AITC is proud to display it on the website and company documents as it underscores the commitment to quality products and services, customer, and employee satisfaction, as well as the overall efficiency of AITC’s operations.

About ISO 9000
The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on several quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the support, motivation and focus of senior management to implement a process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent quality products and services. ISO 9001:2015 sets the criteria for a quality management system.  Visit the website for more information at https://www.iso.org.

Mission Success

Team AITC delivered a successful mission to the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), which works in close coordination with the Department of State regional bureaus, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, Regional Combatant Commands, and other DoD organizations to develop regional program plans and execute training and equipping activities.

As part of our award for Uruguay from the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, International Programs we provided procurement of equipment, installation and implementation in supports of its IT Technology refresh of the National Peacekeeping Center (ENOPU) at Montevideo, Uruguay.

Congrats to all for making this a success!  AITC Makes it Happen!