SOURCE: AMERICAN SYSTEMS

AMERICAN SYSTEMS

February 17, 2009 07:57 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Appoints Tim Halstead to Vice President, Readiness Strategic Business Area

Military and Industry Veteran to Lead Education and Training of National Security Professionals

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a government and commercial IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Tim Halstead to vice president, Readiness Strategic Business Area (SBA). Halstead will lead a team that helps military and civilian agencies train and educate their personnel to perform tasks critical to their organizations' missions.

"AMERICAN SYSTEMS is committed to delivering comprehensive, leading-edge readiness services to military and civilian agencies that support national security," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "Tim will strengthen and drive the expansion of our readiness-related offerings to ensure that critical agency customers are knowledgeable, trained and well-equipped to meet their mission goals."

As leader of the Readiness SBA, Halstead will oversee the development and delivery of readiness strategies and services -- training, simulation and performance measurement assistance -- to prepare and educate federal agency personnel responsible for national and homeland security.

Prior to joining AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Halstead served as vice president of modeling and simulation at L-3 Communications/MPRI, where he developed constructive and analytical modeling, simulation and training programs in the company's international group. Before L-3 Communications, Halstead held program management positions in government support services for BTG, Inc. and Mystech Associates, Inc.

In addition, Halstead served for more than 20 years in various positions in the U.S. Army, including platoon leader, company commander, battalion operations officer, battalion executive officer and other brigade and service level staff positions.

Halstead earned a bachelor's in management from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and holds a Top-Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance.

About AMERICAN SYSTEMS

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, DC, suburb of Chantilly, VA, the company provides systems engineering, technical and managed services to government and enterprise customers. AMERICAN SYSTEMS was named "Contractor of the Year" at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards in October 2007. For more information, please visit: www.AmericanSystems.com.