August 16, 2011 09:02 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Appoints David Hunt and Bob Irelan to Vice President

Former Program Managers Promoted to Lead Strategic Efforts and Development Within Respective Business Divisions

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of federal IT and engineering solutions, today announced the appointment of two employees, David Hunt and Bob Irelan, to vice president in two unique business divisions -- National Capabilities Integration (NCI) Directorate and Navy Expeditionary Warfare, respectively.

"David is well-equipped to execute the NCI Directorate's strategy to provide mission critical services to its customers in the federal market, and Bob is prepared to continue exceeding customer expectations with the Navy Training Systems Planning initiative," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "Both David and Bob have exhibited the exceptional leadership and dedication which ensures AMERICAN SYSTEMS consistently delivers on its customers' missions."

David Hunt has been promoted to vice president and director of the NCI Directorate, part of the Joint and International Concepts (JIC) Division. In this role, Hunt will continue to develop new business and advance AMERICAN SYSTEMS' expertise in providing organizational, technical and analytical solutions to the federal government.

Hunt joined AMERICAN SYSTEMS in 2008, previously serving as Deputy Program Manager for the $42M Omnibus Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) contract, and as the lead for Full Spectrum Effects (FSE) business development. Prior to joining AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Hunt had a distinguished 27-year career in the United States Marine Corps as a Naval aviator.

Hunt is based out of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Dumfries, Va. Office.

Bob Irelan has been promoted to vice president and director of Navy Expeditionary Warfare, part of the Professional Services Market Sector. He brings over 27 years of experience ranging from maintenance, operations to training and management of U.S. Navy ships, to his new role assisting his US Navy customers in the successful implementation of the upcoming mid-life modernization for the Navy's big deck LHDs (landing helicopter deck).

Irelan joined AMERICAN SYSTEMS in 2010, as the Program Manager for the Navy Training Systems Planning (NTSP) initiative supporting Naval Sea Systems Command, PMS 470 and Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD). Irelan led the expansion of the initiative through superb performance and will continue to provide this level of support to the customer in his new role. Prior to joining AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Irelan served as a Commander LHD/LHA/LPD CLASSRON.

Irelan is based out of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Chesapeake, Va. Office.

Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,500 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, D.C., 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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