SOURCE: AMERICAN SYSTEMS

AMERICAN SYSTEMS

January 19, 2010 07:57 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Selects Brian Fitzpatrick to Lead Citizen Safety Strategic Business Area

Public Sector Business Development Leader to Target Agencies Tasked With Preventing and Responding to Public Safety Challenges

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a government IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Brian Fitzpatrick as vice president of the company's Citizen Safety strategic business area. In this role, Fitzpatrick will spearhead AMERICAN SYSTEMS' business development to help agencies ensure public safety and security.

"The federal government has no more important role than protecting citizens and critical infrastructure during times of threat, crisis and disaster. Few people know agencies' citizen safety challenges better than Brian, who has helped agencies deploy and leverage the latest technologies to prevent, detect and respond to public safety and homeland security challenges," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "With his proven leadership abilities and business development skills, I am confident that Brian will help position AMERICAN SYSTEMS for continued aggressive growth in this critical area."

Fitzpatrick brings more than 20 years of experience in cultivating and developing new business in federal markets. He has served in senior-level public sector business development roles at many of the country's largest systems integrators and solutions providers, including Harris Communications, Northrop Grumman, and Siemens Corporation.

Most recently, Fitzpatrick was vice president of business development for Ericsson Federal, where he oversaw business development for federal, state and local markets.

Fitzpatrick is based out of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Chantilly, VA office.

About AMERICAN SYSTEMS

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: www.AmericanSystems.com.

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