Sevatec Announces Key Appointment to Executive Leadership Team

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U.S. Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (Retired), Balan Ayyar, joins Sevatec as Chief Operating Officer

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“With a highly decorated career in the U.S. Air Force, Balan brings tremendous experience unifying teams, and executing winning strategies with operational excellence.

Sevatec, Inc. (Sevatec) announced today the appointment of USAF Brigadier General (Retired) Balan Ayyar as Sevatec’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). With Sevatec’s recent promotion of Burke Cox from COO to President, Balan will focus on ensuring Sevatec’s continued operational capability to achieve our federal clients’ mission critical objectives.

“I am very pleased to have Balan join us in this important leadership role to develop our team, build lasting partnerships, and engage our customers,” said Sonny Kakar, Sevatec’s Chief Executive Officer. “With a highly decorated career in the U.S. Air Force, Balan brings tremendous experience unifying teams, and executing winning strategies with operational excellence. Balan’s focus on high-quality service delivery, passion for corporate development, and commitment to a sustaining and pervasive company culture are vital to Sevatec’s success as we deliver high-technology services to our federal customers. We are delighted to welcome someone of Balan’s caliber to the Sevatec Family.”

Commenting on his appointment, Balan said, “I’m excited to join a values-based, performance-driven company that understands the true meaning of service. As Sevatec continues to deliver world-class business solutions that overcome the government’s most pressing challenges, I look forward to being a part of a great team that is committed to ensuring their customers’ mission critical objectives.”

Balan is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience leading award-winning organizations ranging from 300 to more than 6,000 personnel in complex operations involving nuclear weapons, intelligence, global supply chain and National Security. He recently led the 2,600 person, $232M sales, advertising and marketing arm of the U.S. Air Force through significant cultural and operational transformation to its best performance in history. During his deployment in Afghanistan, he led the 3,000 person, $250M Combined Joint Interagency effort in intelligence and rule of law development protecting U.S. and coalition forces. His organization was recognized with the Chairman of the Joint Chief’s highest award for organizational impact and effectiveness.

Balan is the first General Officer in his class year from any of the military services. In addition, he is a White House Fellow and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Balan is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, holds Master’s Degrees from the National Defense University and Auburn University, and completed the Senior Fellow Program at Harvard University.

About Sevatec

Sevatec, a high-technology services firm, serves our country by engaging trusted talent and leveraging technology innovation to overcome the federal government’s most pressing challenges. We provide cutting-edge web and mobile technology solutions, rapidly developed custom and COTS software applications, data analytics and business intelligence solutions, and end-to-end infrastructure and security support across the federal government. Complementing these technical skills, our industry experts perform management consulting, human capital, and training services to ensure agencies thrive during technology and organizational changes. Sevatec has achieved CMMI Maturity Level 3 ratings for both Development (DEV) and Services (SVC) and is also an ISO 9001:2008, 20000-1:2011, and 27001:2013 certified company.

Sevatec was founded in 2003 on the concept of “Seva”, which means “a commitment to serving others”. We attract and retain trusted talent to partner with our government customers and engage in projects that serve to protect and improve the lives of Americans. Our portfolio of clients includes mission-critical technology and consulting initiatives across the federal government including Homeland and Law Enforcement Agencies, Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, Department of State, and multiple Civilian Departments and Agencies.

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