MEP is a unique company that doesn't look and sound like everyone else and we will protect that unique nature while continuing to mature and expand. Chad and Greg began this company with $1400 and built it to what it is today with a lot of persistence and commitment. Marc and I will continue that effort with their guidance.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 15, 2009
Mission Essential Personnel (MEP) announced today that Chris Taylor will become the company's Chief Executive Officer and Marc Peltier will become Chief Operating Officer. MEP's founders - outgoing CEO Chad A. Monnin and COO Gregory K. Miller, and Executive Vice President Scott Humphrys will form a board of directors to focus on the company's strategic governance and long term corporate position, and provide oversight as the company continues to grow.
Taylor, who will split his time between MEP HQ in Columbus, OH and the National Capital Region has been MEP's Senior Vice President for Global Strategy since 2008. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the College of William & Mary, a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has extensive defense industry experience and spent 14 years in the Marine Corps as an enlisted infantryman and Force Recon Marine.
Peltier, who will operate from MEP headquarters in Columbus, OH has been MEP's Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration since 2008. He is a former Army Intelligence Officer, with wide-ranging industry experience. He holds an MA in National Security from Georgetown and a BA from the Virginia Military Institute.
"It's a tremendous honor for Marc and me. We are humbled and excited, and we're committed to providing continuity of leadership for MEP," Taylor said. "MEP is a unique company that doesn't look and sound like everyone else and we will protect that unique nature while continuing to mature and expand. Chad and Greg began this company with $1400 and built it to what it is today with a lot of persistence and commitment. Marc and I will continue that effort with their guidance."
MEP is a global professional services firm with more than 5,000 employees. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, the company has major offices in Chantilly, VA, Lorton, VA, Augusta, GA, Columbus, GA, Fayetteville, NC, Linthicum Heights, MD, and Mainz, Germany. It is best known for providing language and cultural awareness services to the U.S. Government across the globe, including in Europe, the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.
In 2006, Ernst & Young named Monnin and Miller finalists for the E&Y Entrepreneurs of the Year award. In 2008, the company dropped "Aegis" from its name to become Mission Essential Personnel, LLC. In 2009, it opened a major office in Chantilly, VA focused on new business strategy in the national capital region. The American Small Business Coalition presented MEP with its 2009 Founders Award for rapid growth and success serving U.S. Government personnel overseas. The same year, Inc. Magazine included MEP on its "Inc. 500" roll of the fastest growing companies, at #8 in the Government Services category. Washington Technology listed the company among its Top 100 Government Contractors for 2009 based on prime contracting revenue.