Sidney E. Fuchs Releases Get Off the Bench

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Business leader’s book on the power of networking empowers readers to take an active role in building strategic networks

Sidney “Sid” E. Fuchs, respected Washington, DC-based business leader and defense industry executive, released his first book today. Get Off the Bench: Unleashing the Power of Strategic Networking Through Relationships is a smart, common sense guidebook for people in need of networking advice and strategies. As technology, globalization, and world events demand more connectivity, building and maintaining a powerful network is more important than it has ever been.

“I’ve seen the power and value of the network during the course of my career and I wanted to inspire and help those for whom networking feels out of reach, unnatural, or forced,” said Fuchs. “I’m convinced that networking can be a natural thing for all of us as we go about our personal and professional lives. I hope that the experiences, stories, concepts, and techniques shared in this book will help everyone who wants to improve their networking skills and relationships.”

Fuchs is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a premier engineering and technical services company headquartered in Dayton, Ohio with over 2,000 employees worldwide. Previously, he served as CEO and a Director of ATS Corporation (NYSE Amex: ATSC); President and CEO of OAO Technology Solutions (OAOT); and Corporate Vice President and Officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). Fuchs is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Officer, having served in a variety of management and operations roles in domestic and foreign assignments. Fuchs has been the Chairman of The Tower Club Tyson’s Corner since 2009.

Get Off the Bench guides the reader through the necessary steps to build and maintain a strategic network based on goals and objectives. It emphasizes stories, concepts, techniques, and numerous examples of how strategic networking is accomplished, what is to be avoided, and how value is created for all involved. As Fuchs reiterates throughout the book, “When you need a relationship, it’s too late to build it.”

“Get Off the Bench is a must-read for savvy professionals committed to building and maintaining strategic 360 degree relationships in every economy,” commented Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Stop Sabotaging Your Career and Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office.

Get Off the Bench is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and on iPad and Kindle.

About Sid Fuchs
Sid Fuchs grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River and has been building relationships since he can remember. From his younger days in New Orleans, through college at LSU, to the CIA, and then becoming the CEO of four different companies and holding two political appointments before the age of 50, he has learned and experimented with what works and what doesn’t when it comes to networking and developing relationships. Sid is the President and CEO of MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a multi-hundred-million-dollar defense and technology company. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from LSU. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and three sons. Follow Sid and find insights from the book on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and For interest in speaking engagements or interviews, please contact Piper Conrad at

Unleashing the Power of Strategic Networking Through Relationships
By Sid Fuchs
Advantage Media Group
May 2012/ 174 pages / $14.99/ Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-59932-2568

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