EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 5 – Three Wyle staff members have received the inaugural Corporate Business Leadership Award for their work to build the company’s Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) contract into one of the company’s more successful business activities.
Scott Sanders, Joe Hazeltine and Valerie Hayes received the 2009 award presented by Wyle CEO and President George Melton, who created the award to recognize employees who demonstrate innovative, aggressive and outstanding accomplishment supporting company growth.
“Every year we have individuals who exhibit outstanding leadership,” said Melton. “With establishment of this award, we have an opportunity to recognize their contributions.”
RIAC is one of 10 Department of Defense Information Analysis Centers managed by the Defense Technical Information Center. Its charter includes reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability and interoperability, all of which are some of Wyle’s most important core competencies. It allows many of Wyle’s existing and new customers to tap into the company’s engineering, operations and scientific staff services in quick order for limited tasks.
Hazeltine, based in Huntsville, Ala., led the marketing effort on the original pursuit and continues as the company’s RIAC program manager. Hayes, based in Lexington Park, Md., serves as the senior contract manager who turns the customer requirements into awarded and funded RIAC technical area tasks also knows as TATs.
Sanders, a group vice president with Wyle’s Aerospace Group at Lexington Park, is responsible for developing the business strategy to tap the potential of RIAC and other contract vehicles to serve Wyle’s expanding customer base. The team focuses on rapid and flexible response to customer’s needs, and has provided engineering support to a wide range of projects.
Wyle is a leading provider of high tech aerospace engineering and information technology services to the federal government on long-term outsourcing contracts. The company also provides biomedical and engineering services for NASA’s human space missions; test and evaluation of aircraft, weapon systems, networks, and other government assets; and other engineering services to the aerospace, defense, and nuclear power industries.