November 16, 2009 07:59 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Promotes Charles "Skip" Foote to Vice President and Strategic Business Area Leader of C4ISR

Business Development and Government IT Expert Elevated to Lead C4ISR Business Development Activities

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a government IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced the promotion of Charles "Skip" Foote to vice president and strategic business area leader of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR). In this position, Foote will spearhead AMERICAN SYSTEMS' C4ISR business development activities and oversee the company's work in support of the intelligence and defense community's tactical and strategic C4ISR requirements.

"Since joining AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Skip has demonstrated exceptional management and business development talent," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "I am confident that Skip's expertise makes him best-suited for this position, and that he will help ensure that we maintain and significantly build upon our momentum in the C4ISR market."

Foote, a 35-year federal business development and IT veteran, joined AMERICAN SYSTEMS in January 2009 as vice president and director of the company's Custom Business Applications (CBA) directorate. In this role, he led the development and deployment of unique IT solutions and systems integration services for federal customers.

Previously, Foote served as executive vice president of technical services for Infoscitex Corporation, where he was charged with developing IT technical services business for the defense and intelligence markets. He also served as the vice president of intelligence and information sharing for L-3 Communications' Intelligence Solutions Division.

Foote's promotion was effective as of October 26, 2009. He is based out of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Chantilly, VA office.


Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,300 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, DC, suburb of Chantilly, VA, the company provides systems engineering, technical and managed services to government customers. AMERICAN SYSTEMS was named to the Federal 100 list in 2009 for influencing how the government buys, uses and manages IT. For more information, please visit:

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