(PRWEB) December 11, 2004
Only two weeks after celebrating its first anniversary under a new management structure, the board of directors for VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA) has approved the hiring of B. Ray Summerell as Vice President, Corporate Development.
VISTA concluded a management buyout in October 2003. Since then, the company has steadily grown business from Executive Order 13327 (EO 13327) on Federal Real Property Asset Management, as well as ongoing Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) activities. The company has hired Summerell to take advantage of the recognition the company has developed as the leader in IT solutions for federal facilities infrastructure analysis to expand the companyÂs business further still.
As VP, Corporate Development, Summerell is specifically tasked to craft the companyÂs forward-looking identity for existing and new markets; leverage the companyÂs market position and expertise for business growth; develop marketing, sales and business capture strategies; and create strategies and tactics for expanded business success and performance. He will report directly to VISTA CEO and President, David Baxa.
ÂWeÂre happy to have a proven business leader like Ray join the VISTA team,Â said Baxa. ÂHis experience is directly in line with VISTAÂs core strengths, which gives him a firm foundation from which to continue to develop and expand our business. Hiring him was an easy decision for the board of directors to make.Â
VISTAÂs board includes company executives David B. Baxa, Larry H. Lincoln, and H. Michael Ryan, as well as Rodney Buck (Managing Director, The McLean Group), and Anthony J. Cancelosi (former CEO of iBrite, eStara, & Source Digital).
Summerell most recently served as Director for US Sales, Civilian Agencies and Architecture/Engineering/Construction for DigitalGlobe. He was founder, president and chief executive of EIPCI, a woman-owned professional services consultancy, and was VP of Corporate Development for Facility Information Systems, Inc. As Command Master Planner for US Army Training & Doctrine Command, Summerell managed nationwide 200-person staff; he
also served as Deputy Branch Manager for military facilities and environmental projects with the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Summerell has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and pursued graduate studies in Urban and Regional Planning from Old Dominion University and Engineering Management from the University of New Orleans. He is a Certified Facilities Manager and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
ÂJoining VISTA with the responsibility to help continue and advance their growth is exciting,Â said Summerell. ÂCompanies with this high level of integrity, expertise and business performance are rare in todayÂs marketplace.
ÂVISTA has the proven capability to improve how all federal agencies manage facilities requirements, budgets and cash flows,Â Summerell continued. ÂWith evolving federal agency requirements for improved asset management performance, VISTA is uniquely positioned with the skills, resources and experience to emerge a practice leader in this market.Â
About VISTA Technology Services, Inc.
VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA) is known for managing change from the ground up. A leader in facilities infrastructure analysis, IT and management consulting, VISTAÂs expertise supports Defense Transformation and civilian agency efficiency requirements. To meet changing governmental organizational structures and responsibilities, VISTA has developed a proven methodology for facilities infrastructure analysis, including productized IT-based services for data collection, certification, and analysis, budgeting, management and archiving. VISTA is a wholly veteran-owned company and combines a thorough practical knowledge of government processes and procedures with superior technological expertise. For more information, contact VISTA at 703-561-4100, or visit http://www.vistatsi.com.
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